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“Finally Hear More of You” with Gibson’s Brand New Line of Acoustics

Gibson Generation Collection
The Gibson Generation Collection (Image credit: Gibson)

Gibson have launched a new range of acoustic guitars blending some never-before-seen specs with classic flat-top design. Digging deep into their archives Gibson have finally brought a novel design blueprint from 1964 to life with the Player Port. Located on the side of the upper bass bout this unique feature directs the instrument’s sound towards the guitarist for a more immersive playing experience.

Speaking of the new design, Nashville luminary Nikki Lane commented, “So much warmer and bigger-sounding than a lot of guitars… I can hear all the nuance of every touch of the string.” Similarly enthused, ‘American Idol’ Alejandro Aranda aka Scarypoolparty said, “It feels really wholesome. Almost like it’s hugging you. It sounds really full, and really present. Like you're in the moment.”

Handmade in the USA, the Generation Collection currently comprises four models ranging in price from $999 to $1,999. With comfort and balance in mind all instruments in Gibson’s new range feature a lightweight walnut construction and slim neck profile for hours of effortless playing time.

Here’s a brief rundown of each of the four models…

G-00

Body

  • L-00 ‘parlor’ size
  • Walnut back & sides
  • Sitka spruce top
  • Traditional scalloped X-bracing
  • Satin nitrocellulose finish

Neck

  • Utile (aka Sipo mahogany)
  • 24.75" scale length
  • TUSQ nut
  • 20-fret striped ebony fingerboard with acrylic dot inlays

Hardware

  • Chrome-plated Grover Mini Rotomatic tuners
  • Striped ebony bridge with TUSQ saddle

G-45

Body

  • J-45 round-shouldered 'dreadnought' size
  • Walnut back & sides
  • Sitka spruce top
  • Traditional scalloped X-bracing
  • Satin nitrocellulose finish

Neck

  • Utile (aka Sipo mahogany)
  • 24.75" scale length
  • TUSQ nut
  • 20-fret striped ebony fingerboard with acrylic dot inlays

Hardware

  • Chrome-plated Grover Mini Rotomatic tuners
  • Striped ebony bridge with TUSQ saddle

G-Writer EC

Body

  • Songwriter (with cutaway)
  • Walnut back & sides
  • Sitka spruce top
  • Traditional scalloped X-bracing
  • Satin nitrocellulose finish

Neck

  • Utile (aka Sipo mahogany)
  • 25.5" scale length
  • TUSQ nut
  • 20-fret striped ebony fingerboard with G-Collection Single Bar inlays

Hardware & Electronics

  • Chrome-plated Grover Mini Rotomatic tuners
  • Striped ebony bridge with TUSQ saddle
  • LR Baggs Element Bronze under saddle pickup/preamp

G-200 EC

Body

  • J-200 (with cutaway)
  • Walnut back & sides
  • Sitka spruce top
  • Traditional scalloped X-bracing
  • Satin nitrocellulose finish

Neck

  • Utile (aka Sipo mahogany)
  • 25.5" scale length
  • TUSQ nut
  • 20-fret striped ebony fingerboard with G-Collection Single Bar inlays

Hardware & Electronics

  • Chrome-plated Grover Mini Rotomatic tuners
  • Striped ebony bridge with TUSQ saddle
  • LR Baggs Element Bronze under saddle pickup/preamp

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Rod Brakes is a music journalist with an expertise in guitars. Having spent many years at the coalface as a guitar dealer and tech, Rod's more recent work as a writer covering artists, industry pros and gear includes contributions for leading publications and websites such as GuitaristTotal Guitar, Guitar World (opens in new tab)Guitar Player (opens in new tab) and MusicRadar (opens in new tab) in addition to specialist music books, blogs and social media. He is also a lifelong musician.