The first model, simply called the Gibson Les Paul was released in 1952, and has since been retroactively named The Goldtop, as the model came only in one finish, an old gold solid paint, with two P-90 pickups and nickel plated hardware.
What year was the first Gibson guitar made?
October 10, 1902, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States Gibson Brands, Inc./Founded
Who made the first Gibson guitar?
Orville Gibson Gibson Brands, Inc./Founders Orville Gibson started making instruments in 1894 and founded the company in 1902 as the Gibson Mandolin-Guitar Mfg. Co. Ltd. in Kalamazoo, Michigan, to make mandolin-family instruments.
When did Gibson stop using the Gibson?
“The Gibson” logo was originally slanted on the headstock, but by the late 1920s, inlaying it straight became the standard practice. Then, in the mid-1930s, Gibson dropped the “The”, bringing us one step closer to the iconic logo we know today.
What year did the first Gibson Les Paul come out?
1952 Musicians such as Keith Richards, Eric Clapton and Paul McCartney all used the guitar. Since its debut in 1952 the Gibson Les Paul has been one of the most popular and best-selling guitars.