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Gibson

1979 Gibson RD Artist

October 18, 2011
Introducing the RD series (short for Research and Development), this line of guitars and basses were equipped with electronic circuitry for the first time in Gibson’s history.
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Video Review - Gibson Les Paul Junior DC Bass

October 14, 2011
PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest review of the Gibson Les Paul Junior DC Bass, which is featured in the November issue of Premier Guitar and can be read online in its entirety for free -- http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2011/Nov/Gibson_Les_Paul_Junior_D....
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Gibson Firebird X Electric Guitar Review

October 4, 2011
If you remove any preconceived notions or expectations, the Firebird X is a pretty cool guitar, both in sound and function.
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Restoring a ’72 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe

September 20, 2011
This time around, we’ll begin restoring the guitar based on last month''s diagnoses.
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Gibson Basses—A Primer in EB (That’s Electric Bass to You)

August 16, 2011
The EB line consisted of the EB-0, EB-1, EB-2, EB-3 and EB-4L basses.
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Evaluating a '72 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe

August 16, 2011
Every guitar that comes into our shop is first thoroughly examined using an assortment of tools and techniques.
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Book Review: "Flying V, Explorer, Firebird" by Tony Bacon

August 16, 2011
Gear author Tony Bacon’s latest book explores the history of these provocative instruments and explains how they’ve impacted nearly every nontraditional solidbody shape that has come along since.
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1952 Gibson L-5

August 16, 2011
From the time of its introduction in 1922 until today, the L-5 has been considered one of the finest jazz guitars.
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Gibson Les Paul Studio Baritone Electric Guitar Review

July 19, 2011
This new bari Les Paul has a lot in common with Gibson’s original release. It employs the same 28" scale, which means its one-piece mahogany neck is a full 3 1/2" longer than a standard Les Paul’s.
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Gibson J-160E “Norwegian Wood”

July 19, 2011
The famous Beatles song off of Rubber Soul—as well as many others—was played on a J-160E during the mid ’60s.
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The Gibson Thunderbird—One of the Greatest!

July 19, 2011
The Gibson Thunderbird is the crazy drunk chick you won’t bring home to meet your mama.
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Bridge Work On A ’74 Gibson Flattop

July 19, 2011
I was concerned that the wafer-thin bridge would develop cracks between each bridge-pin hole—and also possibly bust out at the front.
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Video Review - Gibson Les Paul Studio Baritone

July 14, 2011
PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest video review of the Gibson Les Paul Studio Baritone. The full print review can be found in the August 2011 issue of Premier Guitar or online here -
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Replacing the Bridge on a '74 Gibson Flattop

June 14, 2011
As I was examining the guitar, my eyes were drawn to six black bridge pins protruding from its wafer-thin rosewood bridge and strings that were sloping over a rickety, bottomed-out plastic saddle.
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1964 Gibson Firebird I

June 14, 2011
In an effort to go head-to-head against Fender’s Jazzmaster, Gibson turned to Ray Dietrich, a famous Detroit automobile designer, to help create an entirely new line.
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Track Breakdown - Warren Haynes "Man in Motion" & "A Friend to You"

June 1, 2011
PG's Jason Shadrick is On Location in Chicago, IL, at Park West where he catches up with guitarist Warren Haynes and talks with him about his new album 'Man in Motion,' the gear he uses on the record, and some of the licks and riffs featured in some of the songs. In this video segment, Haynes conducts Track Breakdowns for his songs "Man in Motion" and "A Friend to You."
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1930 Gibson L-1

May 17, 2011
The iconic Delta-blues guitar: Gibson’s L-1. With its plain headstock and simple one-ply body binding, this L-1 projects an understated—even utilitarian—vibe. The L-1 began as part of Gibson’s archtop
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Is this Gibson ES-335 legit?

May 17, 2011
Hi Zach, I’m the owner of a beautiful ES-335 I purchased in the early ’90s, and I’m trying to identify it. I don’t know anything about its history and would
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Ask Amp Man: Bringing A Gibson Duo-Medalist Back to Life, Pt. 2

March 15, 2011
Last month we began renovating and modding a late-’60s Gibson Duo-Medalist combo belonging to Tommy Kirst. (You’ll find the first installment of this series, along with the amp’s schematic and
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Track Breakdown - Joe Bonamassa "You Better Watch Yourself"

March 11, 2011
PG's Jason Shadrick is On Location at the Adler Theatre in Davenport, IA, where he catches up with Joe Bonamassa. In this segment, Joe Bonamassa does a Track Breakdown on the "You Better Watch Yourself" off his newest album Dust Bowl.
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