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Best Gibson Electric Guitars in 2022

Here you'll find the best Gibson electric guitars.

We've found exactly 45 guitars like this in production this year. You can see them all by clicking on 'Load More' at the end of this list. You can use our filters to the left to see only the exact types of guitar you want. You can also click on "Compare" to get a deep spec comparison between two guitars of your choice. This list is updated daily automatically as we add new guitars to our database. We'll show you first the best ones according to our automated scoring system, which takes into account dozens of parameters to determine the build quality, playability, pickups quality, value for money and more.

1. Gibson Les Paul Modern

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Gibson Les Paul Modern
Playability 75
Sound 79
Build quality 85
Value for money 70
Overall Score 80
  • From Gibson's 2019 Modern Collection series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 24.75"'' scale
  • 10" to 16" Fretboard Radius
  • Maple top
  • Mahogany body
  • Mahogany neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Gibson Burstbucker Pro + Lead (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Gibson Burstbucker Pro Rhythm (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Aluminum Nashville Tune-O-Matic bridge
  • 2 volume and 2 tone Bell knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Asymmetrical Slim Taper Set neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Grover Locking Rotomatics w/Keystone buttons tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Gibson Les Paul Modern
  • Locking Tuners
  • Made in United States
  • Expensive Wood
  • Ivory Tusq Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Coil Tap, Phase Out Pickups
  • Weight Relief
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Tremolo
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

2. Gibson SG Modern

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Gibson SG Modern
Playability 78
Sound 75
Build quality 78
Value for money 67
Overall Score 77
  • From Gibson's 2019 Modern Collection series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 24.75"'' scale
  • 10" to 16" Fretboard Radius
  • AA Figured Maple top
  • Mahogany body
  • Mahogany neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Gibson Burstbucker Pro + Lead (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Gibson Burstbucker Pro Rhythm (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Nashville Tune-O-Matic bridge
  • 2 volume and 2 tone Bell knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Asymmetrical Slim Taper Set neck
  • 24 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Grover Mini Rotomatics tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Gibson SG Modern
  • Made in United States
  • Expensive Wood
  • Ivory Tusq Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Coil Tap Pickups
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Tremolo
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

3. Gibson Adam Jones 1979 Les Paul Custom VOS

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Gibson Adam Jones 1979 Les Paul Custom VOS
Playability 78
Sound 75
Build quality 75
Value for money 61
Overall Score 76
  • From Gibson's 2020 Custom Shop Collection series
  • Adam Jones Signature
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 24.75"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • 3-piece Maple top
  • Solid Mahogany body
  • 3-piece Maple neck
  • Ebony, with 1-ply White Binding fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Custom-Wound Seymour Duncan DDJ (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Gibson Custombucker (Reverse-Mounted) (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Tune-O-Matic bridge
  • 2 volume and 2 tone Speed knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Adam Jones Medium C Set neck
  • 22 Jumbo frets
  • Schaller M6 with Large Buttons tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Gibson Adam Jones 1979 Les Paul Custom VOS
  • Made in United States
  • Expensive Wood
  • Bone Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Tremolo
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

4. Gibson ES-339 Figured

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Gibson ES-339 Figured
Playability 75
Sound 75
Build quality 78
Value for money 61
Overall Score 76
  • From Gibson's 2019 Modern Collection series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 24.75"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Figured Maple top
  • Maple and Poplar body
  • Mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Gibson 57 Classic Plus (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Gibson 57 Classic (Humbucker/Passive)
  • ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic bridge
  • 2 volume and 2 tone Bell knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Rounded C Set neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Grover Rotomatics w/ Kidney Buttons tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Gibson ES-339 Figured
  • Made in United States
  • Expensive Wood
  • Ivory Tusq Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
  • No Tremolo
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

5. Gibson Les Paul Classic

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Gibson Les Paul Classic
Playability 75
Sound 76
Build quality 78
Value for money 66
Overall Score 76
  • From Gibson's 2019 Modern Collection series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 24.75"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Maple top
  • Mahogany body
  • Mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Gibson Burstbucker 61T (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Gibson Burstbucker 61R (Humbucker/Passive)
  • ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic bridge
  • 2 volume and 2 tone Bell knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Slim Taper Set neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Grover Rotomatics w/ Kidney Buttons tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Gibson Les Paul Classic
  • Made in United States
  • Expensive Wood
  • Ivory Tusq Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Coil Tap, Phase Out Pickups
  • Weight Relief
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Tremolo
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

6. Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged

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Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged
Playability 75
Sound 72
Build quality 77
Value for money 60
Overall Score 75
  • From Gibson's 2020 Gibson Murphy Lab Collection series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 24.75"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • 3-Ply Maple/Poplar/Maple body
  • Solid Mahogany neck
  • Indian Rosewood, Hide Glue Fit fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Gibson Custombucker Alnico 3 (Unpotted) (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Gibson Custombucker Alnico 3 (Unpotted) (Humbucker/Passive)
  • ABR-1 bridge
  • 2 volume and 2 tone Bell knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Authentic 64 Medium C-Shape Set neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Kluson Single Line Strip with Metal Buttons tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged
  • Made in United States
  • Expensive Wood
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • No High-Quality Nut
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
  • No Tremolo
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

7. Gibson Brian Ray 62 SG Junior

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Gibson Brian Ray 62 SG Junior
Playability 77
Sound 74
Build quality 75
Value for money 60
Overall Score 75
  • From Gibson's 2019 Artist Collection series
  • Brian Ray Signature
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 24.75"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Mahogany body
  • Solid Mahogany, Long Tenon, Hide Glue Fit neck
  • Indian Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Gibson Custom Dog-Ear P90 w/ Switchable Induction Coil Circuit (Humbucker/Passive)
  • ABR-1 with convertible options bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Bell knobs
  • Custom 1962 Slim Taper Set neck
  • 22 Jumbo frets
  • Vintage tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Gibson Brian Ray 62 SG Junior
  • Made in United States
  • Expensive Wood
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Multi-Voicing Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • No High-Quality Nut
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

8. Gibson Dave Mustaine Flying V EXP

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Gibson Dave Mustaine Flying V EXP
Playability 78
Sound 72
Build quality 75
Value for money 65
Overall Score 75
  • From Gibson's 2022 Artist Collection series
  • Dave Mustaine Signature
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 10" to 16" Fretboard Radius
  • Mahogany body
  • Mahogany neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Dave Mustaine Signature Seymour Duncan Thrash Factor (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan '59 SH-1N (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Nashville Tune-O-Matic bridge
  • 2 volume and 1 tone Bell knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • SlimTaper with Volute Set neck
  • 24 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Grover Mini Rotomatics with Kidney Buttons tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Gibson Dave Mustaine Flying V EXP
  • Made in United States
  • Expensive Wood
  • Ivory Tusq Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Tremolo
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

9. Gibson ES-339

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Gibson ES-339
Playability 75
Sound 75
Build quality 75
Value for money 65
Overall Score 75
  • From Gibson's 2019 Modern Collection series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 24.75"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Maple and Poplar body
  • Mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Gibson 57 Classic Plus (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Gibson 57 Classic (Humbucker/Passive)
  • ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic bridge
  • 2 volume and 2 tone Bell knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Rounded C Set neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Grover Rotomatics w/ Kidney Buttons tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Gibson ES-339
  • Made in United States
  • Expensive Wood
  • Ivory Tusq Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
  • No Tremolo
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

10. Gibson Firebird

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Gibson Firebird
Playability 78
Sound 72
Build quality 75
Value for money 70
Overall Score 75
  • From Gibson's 2019 Original Collection series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 24.75"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Mahogany body
  • 9-ply Mahogany/Walnut neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Gibson Firebird Alnico V, Lead (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Gibson Firebird Alnico V, Rhythm (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Aluminum Nashville Tune-O-Matic bridge
  • 2 volume and 2 tone Bell knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Slim Taper Neck-Through neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Grover Mini Rotomatics tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Gibson Firebird
  • Made in United States
  • Expensive Wood
  • Ivory Tusq Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Neck-Through Build
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • No Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Tremolo
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock