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Friday June 21, 2019. 04:33 PM
Eighty years after her first hit, Sister Rosetta Tharpe is finally being inducted into the Rock’n’Roll Hall Of Fame. Hallelujah! salutes a much-overlooked gospel superstar who was the First Lady Of Gibson and a crucial influence on Elvis, Chuck Berry Bob Dylan ...
Wednesday May 22, 2019. 09:33 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.
Saturday May 18, 2019. 12:12 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.
Tuesday May 7, 2019. 10:32 AM
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.
Wednesday April 17, 2019. 10:32 AM
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...
Friday December 21, 2018. 01:14 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...
Thursday December 6, 2018. 10:53 AM
Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols was the ultimate anti-hero of guitar, so much so that he declared it right from the stage by stenciling the ironic declaration “Guitar Hero” on his amplifier’s grille cloth just months after he’d begun learning to play the instrument....
Tuesday December 4, 2018. 02:02 PM
Keith Richards might not be known first and foremost as a Les Paul player today, but a genuine ’59 ’Burst was his first “serious” guitar, and the Bigsby-loaded beauty has been a legend ever since.
Probably the most underappreciated of the “3 Kings” of the blues, Freddie “Texas Cannonball” King was a prime influence on Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan and many more. Here’s a quick primer on a superb player with a unique style, plus a glimpse of the Gibson...
Thursday November 29, 2018. 05:32 PM
Gibson Brands, the world’s most iconic guitar brand, is proud to announce B.B. King as a 'Gibson Legacy Artist' and has launched a new, Alpine White Limited Edition “Lucille” ES. Throughout his 65 years of playing Gibson guitars, B.B. King embodied Gibson’s values of ...
Thursday November 22, 2018. 02:14 PM
Notwithstanding all the makeup and glitter, glam rock was filled with guitar-rock of the highest order. During its glory years, roughly the period from 1971 through 1975, the genre yielded a trove of classic albums, most of them powered by Gibson guitars.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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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