EXCLUSIVE – New Gibson Les Paul Inspired by Southern Rock Legends Charlie Daniels, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Others Revealed

Gibson Custom Tribute to Southern Rock 1959 Les Paul launches in Nashville.

Sometimes certain instruments are closely linked with entire styles of music. For example, Gibson’s iconic Les Paul guitar has been a cornerstone of rock ’n’ roll and, in particular, the birth of Southern rock with Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Allman Brothers Band and The Charlie Daniels Band.

Now Gibson Guitars and Gibson Custom is launching the new Gibson Custom Tribute to Southern Rock 1959 Les Paul, aimed squarely at achieving that gritty Southern rock sound. The ax will be unveiled at a special event at Nashville’s 12th & Porter today (May 19), with guests Gary Rossington (of Lynyrd Skynyrd), Dickey Betts (of The Allman Brothers Band), Jimmy Hall (of Wet Willie) and Charlie Daniels in a Q&A session. Additionally, Lee Roy Parnell will lead a jam session with surprise guests.

The Southern Rock 1959 Les Paul has a fresh look with a new “reverseburst” finish, and the price to own one is $9,059. Super-serious guitar and Southern rock fans with deep pockets can buy one of 50 of the guitars signed by Gary, Jimmy and Charlie for $18,824.

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