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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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!
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...
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...
Monday April 2, 2018. 04:54 PM
Black Stone Cherry’s Ben Wells never leaves home without his Gibson Les Paul Classics, and he’s also now a fan of 2018’s new P-90 models. He’s also now got the blessing of Gov’t Mule’s Warren Haynes on new BSC album Family Tree.
Monday March 26, 2018. 04:27 PM
As the lead vocalist and guitarist in Halestorm, Lzzy Hale has played to packed arenas and festivals across North America and around the world. With fist-pumping chart-toppers such as 'I Am the Fire' and 'I Miss the Misery,' Lzzy and Halestorm have become one of the most...
Tuesday March 20, 2018. 04:20 PM
The musical will debut in Spring 2019. Knopfler will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Dire Straits in April and he is also just finishing another solo album.
Monday March 19, 2018. 12:03 PM
The new album, As Long As I Have You, echoes the soul style he had as a teen: “It's where I am, looking back to that time, looking across all those years...”
Foreigner founder and guitarist has “about 10 or 12” tracks he’d like Lou Gramm to complete. The two have been reunited on Foreigner’s recent 40th Anniversary tour.
“If it wasn’t for certain British musicians of the early 1960s, the blues may well never have exploded into rock music as we know it today”
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