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Monday November 12, 2018. 10:20 AM
The Sex Pistols’ Never Mind The Bollocks is 40 years old in October and still sounds revolutionary. As Steve Jones turns 62, it’s time to salute the man behind one of the greatest guitar sounds ever.
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Friday November 9, 2018. 11:15 AM
Guitarists have been known to sleep with their favorite instrument lying alongside them. It’s hardly surprising, therefore, that they often assign their go-to guitars with pet names.
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Thursday October 25, 2018. 04:35 PM
A true virtuoso, Jeff Beck is one of the most creative and original players ever to have strapped on an electric guitar—but he has never sounded more powerful than when he evolved through this trio of vintage Gibson Les Pauls in the late ’60s and early ’70s. But while...
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Tuesday October 23, 2018. 12:34 PM
Gibson Brands, Inc., the world’s most iconic guitar brand, today announced the appointment of James “JC” Curleigh as president and chief executive officer. Curleigh joins Gibson from Levi Strauss & Co., where he served as president of the Levi’s brand, and was a...
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Tuesday October 16, 2018. 11:21 AM
Let your inner guitar nerd out by carving a Gibson-themed Halloween pumpkin this year. We've got templates you can use to guide those sharp utensils (be careful, folks!).
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Thursday October 4, 2018. 06:15 PM
Eighty years after her first hit, Sister Rosetta Tharpe is finally being inducted into the Rock’n’Roll Hall Of Fame. Hallelujah! Gibson.com salutes a much-overlooked gospel superstar who was the First Lady Of Gibson and a crucial influence on Elvis, Chuck Berry Bob Dylan ...
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Saturday September 22, 2018. 09:35 AM
Richlite is a dense, dark, durable, and sustainable version of ebony made from recycled paper and resin. The feel, tone and EQ of Richlite is virtually identical to ebony, which makes it a great substitute for this rapidly-dwindling resource.
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Thursday September 13, 2018. 11:15 AM
The ways in which beginning players set out on their path are infinite, but it’s always instructive to examine the experiences of those who’ve gone before.
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Tuesday September 4, 2018. 11:15 AM
Introduced in 1958, the Flying V’s futuristic shape, distinctive tone, and mystical allure have made it an instrument of choice for scores of legendary blues and rock artists. Below, we profile 10 noteworthy players who soared on the wings of a Flying V.
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Friday August 31, 2018. 01:50 PM
The Gibson Les Paul and SG Standards are classic models that share a common heritage, as well as most of their essential ingredients. But they also have their differences, and while one can often sub for the other, each has its distinct personality.
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Monday August 20, 2018. 12:13 PM
Having acquired an already-legendary Les Paul from Peter Green, Gary Moore was a prime exponent of sizzling British blues-rock Les Paul tone, earning his own spot in the pantheon of Les Paul greats.
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Tuesday July 31, 2018. 12:14 PM
Kazuyoshi Saito made his debut in 1993 with his first single “Boku No Mita Beatles Wa TV No Naka” and released the smash hit single “Aruite Kaero” in the following year. He has released various hit tunes such as “Utautai No Ballad,” “Wedding Song,” ”Zutto...
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Tuesday July 17, 2018. 06:01 PM
From cowboys to kings and Lords of the Strings, the Gibson SJ-200 is just about the most iconic acoustic guitar ever made. As it approaches its 80th anniversary, here’s a quick guide to the curvaceous creation that proves that when it comes to acoustics, big is beautiful.
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Tuesday July 10, 2018. 03:33 PM
The original Les Paul Model featured a gold finish from its introduction in 1952 until it received a new cherry sunburst in 1958 along with a new name, 'Les Paul Standard.' It debuted at the July 1958 Music Industry Trade Show in Chicago but it didn't catch on until its...
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Wednesday May 2, 2018. 02:06 PM
Yesterday, we made a significant announcement that marks the next phase of Gibson’s long and storied history. We are re-focusing the Company on the manufacturing of world-class, iconic musical instruments and the continued development of the global Gibson brand, by...
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Friday April 27, 2018. 01:50 PM
The mini humbucking pickups found on classic Les Paul Deluxes and Firebirds have their own unique tone yet are still 100% Gibson! The likes of Thin Lizzy, Johnny Winter, Eric Clapton, Joe Bonamassa and Roxy Music all love that mini-bucker tone. For a quick 101 on some small...
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Thursday April 26, 2018. 07:06 PM
Monday April 16, 2018. 07:12 PM
In a six-strong range, 2018’s Gibson SGs cover all styles and sounds, befitting an electric guitar design that’s actually outsold the Gibson Les Paul. Here’s your quick guide to great sound, great looks and some great prices for the new year!
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Tuesday April 10, 2018. 12:30 PM
Although they are relatively simple devices, pickups are greatly affected by several variables that can radically influence the way they perform in your electric guitar. Slight changes in the way you use them, adjust them, and care for them can also lead to dramatic...
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Thursday April 5, 2018. 02:52 PM
With his aggressive playing style, hybrid fingers-and-thumbpick technique, and eviscerating tone, Freddie King’s guitar work was always hard to miss. He was a big man, and put plenty of weight behind his touch—a momentum that translated viscerally through his Les Paul...
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