Gibson Catalog 1956

The Gibson Catalog from 1956 highlighted the Les Paul Model, which had recently been introduced with the new Tune-o-matic bridge, enhancing the guitar’s sustain and tuning stability.

This year’s catalog also features the Les Paul Junior and Special models, which were designed to be more accessible while still delivering the Gibson quality and sound.

The iconic ES-175, with its P-90 pickups, continues to be the choice of jazz musicians, and the J-45 remains a staple for acoustic guitarists, known for its robust tone and straightforward design.

The 1956 catalog also includes details about other stringed instruments in the Gibson lineup, such as mandolins.

Gibson Catalog PDF 1956

Thank you for taking the time to reflect on this piece of Gibson’s storied past.