Gibson Guitar Corporation
Hmmm, where to start? Well, I can start by saying that I am not much of a fan of Gibson to begin with, so this review may be biased. Or I am more of not a fan of what they HAVE become, which, in my defense, is also alot of other people. But besides that, the site is very sleek, with a modern look, but it does not feel like Gibson. The site looks very organized, but is also very slow, and clunky at times. The front page showcases the new age "Gibson's" (completely bastardized versions of their classics, with alot more buttons). There are also various artist interviews and videos. What truly concerns me is how they decide to hustle their classic guitars to the back of the site. I had to shuffle through pages and pages just to find a classic Les Paul!!! It seems that since the death of the great Les Paul, Gibson's whole tone has taken a divebomb for the worst in my opinion. No, Gibson, I don't need a firebird with a thousand buttons that do nothing for my down to earth blues style playing. I also don't need to pay five thousand dollars for that guitar. I just want a high quality, simple, guitar. And in their defense, the quality is still there, they have just run off the beaten path. I hope they decide to go back to their old soul, because as of now, Les would not be proud.