Gibson Collaborates with Maná guitarist Sergio Vallín for his first signature Gibson model
13.04.2022

Gibson Collaborates with Maná guitarist Sergio Vallín for his first signature Gibson model

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Words by Harry Hartney

He hopes to be the “first of many” Latin American guitarists to be honoured with a signature model

Sergio Vallín, guitarist of the rock band Maná, has collaborated with the Gibson Custom Shop to put together his first signature Gibson guitar: the Sergio Vallín 1955 Les Paul Goldtop.

What you need to know:

  • Sergio Vallín, guitarist of the rock band Maná, has collaborated with the Gibson Custom Shop to put together his first signature guitar.
  • The Sergio Vallín 1955 Les Paul Goldtop boasts a lightweight mahogany body decked with a two-piece plain maple top and a ’59 Rounded C profile rosewood neck fretted with rosewood.
  • He hopes to be the “first of many” Latin American guitarists to be honoured with  a signature.

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Hailing from Guadalajara, Mexico, Vallín is a part of one of the most popular Latin-American acts of all time, selling over 40 million records worldwide. Maná has also won four Grammy awards, with eight Latin Grammy awards to boot.

The Sergio Vallín 1955 Les Paul Goldtop boasts a lightweight mahogany body decked with a two-piece plain maple top and a ’59 Rounded C profile rosewood neck fretted with rosewood.

Additionally, the guitar features Kluson reissue tuners, a Bigsby B7 Vibrato, a custom P-90 Soapbar neck position pickup and a bridge Custombucker, giving it the versatility to perform at the standard Sergio requires for his playing.

For Sergio Vallín, this is a big moment for not only himself, but also for Latin American music in general. He hopes to be the “first of many” Latin American guitarists to be honoured with a signature model from one of the most widely-loved global guitar brands.

“For Latin musicians it’s so hard to imagine the idea of having a signature model, and I hope this is just the first of many, because there are so many amazing guitar players and musicians in Latin America who deserve their voices to be amplified and honoured by a guitar brand that we all love so much.

“This guitar is the result of a team effort. it’s inspired by a 1955 Les Paul that I have, and the Gibson team worked hard to get the best guitar possible inspired by my own guitar,” Sergio continues.

“It has a humbucker and a P-90, which multiplies the sonic spectrum. It has a Bigsby, which makes it a very versatile guitar. It’s lighter than a ’50s Les Paul, but it carries a lot of power.”

Sergio will be onstage with his signature Goldtop on Maná’s upcoming North American Tour. The guitar is now available, head to Gibson for more information.