Gibson USA Finishes
For over 100 years, the unique look of a Gibson has been as vital to
the Gibson mystique as the sound of a Gibson.
The very first Gibson guitars stood out in a crowd by the very
presence of a finish color. A flash of ebony, deep orange or rich red
mahogany meant "The Gibson" had taken the stage.
Today's Gibson finishes bear the same classic status as Gibson's
guitar models, paying tribute to Gibson's historic past while setting new
standards for the future. The dusky Cremona brown sunburst, introduced on
the top-of-the-line Style 5 models in 1922, has evolved into today's
Vintage Sunburst. The deep cherry stain and cherry sunburst finishes that
turned heads in the '50s live on as Heritage Cherry and Heritage Cherry
Sunburst. The warm aura of a vintage guitar is embodied in an Antique
Natural or Honey Burst finish. New models continue to add new finishes,
such as deep translucents or colors inspired by gemstones and natural
formations, to the Gibson tradition.
From Ebony to Alpine White, from Glacier Blue to Fireburst, from the
Everglades to Sequoia, every Gibson finish makes a Gibson guitar look as
impressive as it sounds.