Gibson announces its new custom aging program, the Murphy Lab, a division of the Gibson Custom Shop led by 25-year veteran Tom Murphy. Using cutting-edge technology and old fashioned know-how, the Murphy Lab elevates Tom's time-tested techniques to new heights, producing perfect replicas of golden-age Gibsons with four degrees of age—Ultra Light, Light, Heavy, and Ultra Heavy—and dressing each with authentic, hand-applied playwear, rolled fingerboard binding, and scientifically reverse-engineered nitrocellulose lacquer, identical to that which the brand used in the 1950s and 1960s. Nathaniel shows you what Tom and his personally trained team of aging artists can do, as well as what he can do with one of their carefully crafted works of art.
Using the most sophisticated tools and technology, master artisan Tom Murphy and his team create each Murphy Lab guitar inside our Gibson Custom Shop in Nashville, Tennessee. Each instrument is a unique, handcrafted work of art, with the character, vibe, and feel of an original.