One of the most asked questions we get when someone wonders into our guitar departments over the last 10 to 15 years is: Where are your Gibsons? Do you have Epiphone? Sadly for a long time, for a variety of reasons, that answer was no. But no more. Willis proudly announces that we now again carry Gibson and Epiphone. Guitars are trickling in to our stores, and special orders are being taken.
Gibson guitar designs have survived 125 years of changing musical tastes and fashion to remain a uniquely iconic part of Americana and world culture. From acoustic guitars at the turn of the 20th century, hollowbody and archtop instruments from the golden age of Big Band and Jazz, to the Rock n’ Roll revolution of the 1950’s and beyond, Gibson guitars have remained arguably the most copied designs of ANY instrument manufacturer. Imitated but never equaled!
The Les Paul pictured below is a 60th Anniversary Custom Shop ’59 VOS (Vintage Old Stock). Made to the specs of the fabled ’59 Les Paul that sells for seven figures on the vintage marked. It’s one of the finest pieces I’ve seen ever come out of Gibson. All the new models have been virtually perfect so far. Gibson has put a new stringent emphasis on quality control down to replacing every light bulb and fixture in the factory to purchasing 8 Pleck machines. Every single Gibson branded instrument is now run through this machine that perfectly dresses the frets and makes sure every fretboard is perfect. It really shows.
Stop in or call and make an appointment with a Willis Music sales associate today to experience some Gibson magic. Whether you’re ready for your first Gibson/Epiphone upgrade, add to your collection, or order a unique Custom Shop piece, Willis Music is here to assist in your selection of a fine Gibson guitar-a lifetime investment in enjoyment and inspiration!