Gibson is a musical instrument company in Nashville, Tennessee. This company is the most famous and popular guitar corporation in the world. It was started by Orville Henry Gibson in 1894. They made mandolins at first, but they created a lot of new guitar designs, and in 1936 they sold one of the first ever electric guitars. Finally, they designed a solid-body guitar with the help Les Paul, a famous guitarist. It is a standard style of guitar now.