The legendary guitar manufacturer Gibson is reportedly planning on selling NFTs of its famous guitars. Sources recently disclosed that the company intends to sell NFTs of its six most popular models: Les Paul, Flying V, SG, Thunderbird, Explorer, and either an ES-330 or ES-335.
What is Gibson?
Gibson Brands, Inc. is an American instrument manufacturing company known for its guitars. The company dates back to 1894 when founder Orville Gibson began making mandolin-family instruments. In the 1950s, the company modernized its guitars. Since then, Gibson guitars have been the go-to guitars for top names such as Slash, Jimmy Page, Gary Moore, and Steve Jones.
Gibson is currently expanding. In January 2020, the company launched Gibson TV, an online television channel focusing on guitars and music culture. In addition to Gibson TV, the company launched the record label Gibson Records in 2021. Gibson NFTs are probably the next chapter for this forward-looking brand.
What we know so far about Gibson NFTs
According to Billboard, the Gibson brand applied to trademark the “uniquely shaped body” of its six most popular guitars; as well as features such as the headstock of the guitar and truss rod cover. The trademark applications were filed as ‘intent-to-use’, suggesting Gibson is planning to use the images of these guitars in the near future. Gibson’s plans are not yet known. However, many speculate Gibson will jump on the NFT bandwagon soon.
Gibson won’t be the first guitar manufacturer to release NFTs of its products. In November, ESP launched an NFT collection based on its Pyrograph Series of electric guitars. Concurrently, Web3 companies like CryptAxx are using traditional guitars as inspiration to create their own generative guitars on the blockchain.