Gibson, the iconic American-made instrument brand, has a legacy of making world-class instruments since 1894 when Orville Gibson was crafting archtop mandolins. As a natural extension of Gibson’s passion for its unique instruments and the stories they tell, Gibson is launching the history-making Gibson Certified Vintage program, which offers collectible vintage guitars authenticated, and certified directly by Gibson, to new owners with a lifetime warranty and certificate of vintage authenticity. Gibson Certified Vintage guitars will be sold via the Gibson Garage in Nashville, Tennessee; select models will available for purchase via https://www.gibson.com/en-US/Certified-Vintage.
A world first, the Gibson Certified Vintage range features one-of-a-kind Golden Era blue-chip instruments, to unique, one-of-a-kind prototypes, celebrity-owned guitars, as well as 70’s and 80’s models directly from the Gibson Vault. All Gibson Certified Vintage guitars sold will come with a detailed letter of appraisal confirming the provenance and history of the instrument, a certificate of authenticity, and exclusive ‘case candy’. In an industry first, all guitars will receive a new lifetime limited warranty.
Gibson Certified Vintage premieres with a 1982 Gibson Moderne, 1961 Gibson Les Paul SG Standard, 1956 Gibson Les Paul Junior, 1959 ES-355 Mono, and a once-in-a-lifetime, pristine 1959 Les Paul Standard sunburst. Explore the first round of Gibson Certified Vintage guitars and check back for refreshed vintage offerings as each guitar is sold.
“Today marks a milestone for all of us at Gibson and with the launch of Gibson Certified Vintage we are changing vintage guitar collecting forever,” says Cesar Gueikian, Gibson Brand President. “We are contacted on a daily basis by buyers and sellers of vintage Gibson guitars to certify the authenticity of the guitars they’re buying or selling. As a collector of vintage guitars, particularly vintage Gibson guitars, I would’ve loved to have this service by Gibson for assurance and the peace of mind to buy with confidence. By launching our very own Gibson Certified Vintage program we’ve solved this once and for all and collectors will have an absolute level of certainty when buying directly from Gibson Certified Vintage.”
“We are excited to announce the world-first initiative Gibson Certified Vintage, launching with the sale of these five rare guitars,” says Mark Agnesi, Director of Brand Experience, Gibson. “Gibson Certified Vintage will see Gibson continually curate and exclusively release an assortment of coveted vintage instruments, sold directly through the Gibson Garage, and offered with certificate of authenticity, new lifetime warranty and other bespoke case candy.”
Check out the first five guitars to debut in the Gibson Certified Vintage program at: https://www.gibson.com/en-US/Certified-Vintage.
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