Gibson has been shaping sound across generations and genres for 127 years and has emerged as relevant, played, and loved around the world. Gibson is proud to officially announce the new partnership with the Australian-born guitarist Orianthi Panagaris, aka Orianthi. The new Gibson Orianthi SJ-200 acoustic guitar in Cherry is available worldwide on www.gibson.com.
Who has Orianthi played for?
Fiery, Australian-born, platinum-selling, guitarist Orianthi Panagaris has been knocking people out with her playing for over a decade and has performed and collaborated with Michael Jackson, Alice Cooper, Carrie Underwood, and Richie Sambora, among others. Orianthi worked with the luthiers at the Gibson Acoustic guitar facility in Bozeman, Montana to create her dream customized Gibson SJ-200 acoustic in a standout Cherry finish. Featuring an SJ-200 body with a AAA Sitka spruce top and flamed maple back paired with an ES-345 neck, it’s definitely a bit different than a standard SJ-200 acoustic guitar. Other personal touches from Orianthi include an ebony fingerboard with new lotus neck inlays and a mother-of-pearl Orianthi “O” symbol on the headstock, gold Grover Keystone tuners, a distinctive Cherry nitrocellulose lacquer finish and an LR Baggs Orianthi Pickup System that was custom-voiced for Orianthiand features adjustable saturation and soundhole-mounted controls.
Last fall, Orianthi released her first new studio album in seven years, titled O: https://orcd.co/orianthi. She is currently in the studio working on a new album—due out in 2021–with producer Howard Benson, who helmed her platinum-selling major label debut.