Top Ten Gibson Guitars

The top ten guitars made by Gibson not including custom shop guitars.

The Top Ten

1 Explorer Reissue 76

James Hetfield

2 Les Paul Classic Vintage Sunburst

It's amazing. Why is the Explorer Reissue 76' even up there? Not only do I think it looks stupid but the sound and total value is ten times worse. When I play a Les Paul Classic it feels perfect when I play a Explorer Reissue it compares to a higher quality Epiphone. Its an amazing guitar and is very fun to play I highly recommend it to anyone who has a decent amount of skill with guitars.

They are amazing BUT tobacco burst like a 1959 Gibson les Paul is the best

The Explorer Reissue 76 is terrible compared to this beauty. The vintage sunburst color is very rich. I would rather pay $10,000 for this than $100 for the Explorer Reissue 76.

I just bought a AAA Les Paul Semi Hollow and am in love with it. Light weight and sings to me when I play it.

3 SG Angus Young Signature

its better than the les paul for its sound and looks kooler with the cerry red and its buffilow like horns - koolkat

Angus young is awesome combined with the SG you get a monster

better for rocking, but that about it - fudgebar

Let There Be Rock!

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4 SG 61' Reissue Worn Cherry

nice looking, nice sounding - fudgebar

5 59 Flying V
6 X-plorer New Century Ebony

crazy guitar, best in heavy distortion - fudgebar

oh explorer is a great guitar - richie4life

7 Gibson Jr Bille Joe Signature

Just an awesome raw tone, if you twiddle the tone knob just right you can emulate a neck pickup from the H-90 bridge so you can still get the sweet child of mine lead tones!

8 Melody Maker Satin White

very nice for classic rock and melody making - fudgebar

9 Firebird Studio Ebony/Gold

Very unique sound, weird guitar - fudgebar

10 Les Paul Les Paul Lester William Polsfuss, known as Les Paul, was an American jazz, country, and blues guitarist, songwriter, luthier, and inventor.

Just the les paul itself is legendary

'78 the greatest year

The Contenders

11 V-factor Reverse Flying V
12 1937 L-00

Crazy acoustic guitar, great for about everything, except rock - fudgebar

13 Buckethead Signature Les Paul
14 ES-335

It sounds amazing, has a great style, and looks absolutely gorgeous in sea foam color.

Should be higher than 16! This is the supreme semi hollow guitar

Why this ranked so low should be number 7 at least

So many great players have used this guitar. e.g Freddie King, BB King, Clapton, Alex Lifeson, Chuck Berry. etc. Les Paul is great but since I'm more of a blues player, the 335 gets my vote. - BrianScott01

15 Firebird X

It's amazing!
Very light and comfortable - winner333

16 V-factor Flying V

great sound and good looking plus kirk hammet has one - venom94

17 Gibson Dark Fire
18 Les Paul Studio Worn Cherry
19 DG 335
20 Explorer

I think it's Gibson's coolest looking guitar and best sounding but that's just me. - thebandgeek

I love the explorer a real rock sound

21 Flying V
22 Archtop
23 Firebird
24 Destroyer
25 Songwriter Deluxe Studio

I've only been playing for one month, SDS naked me want to keep on learning.

26 Zakk Wylde Bullseye

The "Grail". Not only best gibson, best guitar ever

27 Tony Iommi SG
28 Les Paul Custom
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