I love it when companies give open handedly hi-res images of their products! There’s nothing better than to have a good big image of the product you’re after, freely available to you, no questions asked!
I was doing a t-shirt design for myself and a good friend of mine. The concept of the illustration is having two Gibson guitars with their necks crossed , a huge fire behind them and the Gibson USA logo on the top. Easy stuff! My version will have a Flying-V and and an Explorer (the first being my absolute favorite metal axe ever! – pictured on the left) and my friend’s design (being an old rocker and into more classic stuff) will show a Les Paul and an SG.
So the big search begun by trying to find the proper images in order to be traced into line-art and later be painted. There were a few sources available, mostly low-res stuff, a very few good shots on flickr.com but I couldn’t find those perfect shots!!
All of a sudden I googled “Gibson guitars high resolution images” among the links returned was Gibson’s Press materials site! Upon checking the website not only I found whatever model I was looking for, I even found company logos in .eps (vector) format. The selection is really huge and they offer images for (almost) every kind of guitar they ever produced, even the custom models, in .jpg, .tiff anf .psd (photoshop) formats!
That’s what I call good marketing and advertisement of their products!
Certainly Gibson all the way!
So if you ever need to find really good images of a Gibson guitar, the best place on the web is right here!