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Gibson

1960 Gibson ES-335 And 1959 Model 5F8A Fender Twin

December 21, 2010
The first offshoot of the popular ES-335 was the ES-355, which was intended to be the pinnacle of Gibson’s new thinline electric series.
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Dating A '70s Les Paul

December 21, 2010
There’s no question that dating Gibson guitars is challenging—and sometimes downright impossible.
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1949 Gibson Super 400 Serial #A-3309

November 16, 2010
A beautifully preserved example of Gibson''s high-end archtop
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Removing a 1952 Goldtop Les Paul's Neck

November 16, 2010
How to disassemble a precious vintage instrument without altering the original finish
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1968 Gibson Reverse Series Firebird I and GA-15RVT Explorer Amp

October 20, 2010
The story of a rare Gibson Firebird and the lucky kid who got it
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1968 Gibson LGO: The Gift That Keeps Giving

September 21, 2010
How a Gibson LGO made its way from grandfather to grandson.
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Social Distortion Acoustic Jam

September 16, 2010
PG's Chris Kies is On Location in Council Bluffs, IA, where he catches up with Social Distortion's Mike Ness and Jonny Wickersham. In this segment, we get to check out Jonny's 1930s lap steel and Mike's 1940s Gibson J-35 in action as they play us a few tunes.
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1938 Gibson L-5

August 17, 2010
A vintage L-5 used on Hank Williams, Chet Atkins, and Patsy Cline albums.
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Gibson Joan Jett Blackheart Melody Maker Electric Guitar Review

July 29, 2010
Joan Jett''s latest signature Melody Maker is a simple rock machine that''s built for chunky rhythms.
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1974 Gibson J-50 Deluxe Binding Decay, Part 3

July 20, 2010
The ''74 Gibson J-50 Deluxe with tortoise binding rot is finished
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1960 Gibson SG TV (Les Paul Junior Style) #0 9101

June 16, 2010
Origins of the Les Paul Junior, and a 1960 "SG" model
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1974 Gibson J-50 Deluxe Binding Decay, Part 2

May 18, 2010
Finishing the binding trimming project
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Gibson Slash Appetite Les Paul Electric Guitar Review

May 18, 2010
Gibson''s high-end recreations of Slash''s famous Les Paul copy is reviewed.
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1965 Gibson SG in Pelham Blue Serial No. 505348

May 18, 2010
An early SG in the popular custom color Pelham Blue Poly
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1974 Gibson J-50 Deluxe Binding Decay

April 15, 2010
Replacing original Tortoiseshell binding that''s decayed naturally over time.
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A ‘70s Oddity: The Gibson SG200

April 15, 2010
Gibson''s short-lived, larger bodied SG made an appearance in the early ''70s
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1959 Fender Stratocaster Serial Number 38098

April 15, 2010
A rare transition model Strat from 1959
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Gibson Custom Memphis-ES Series: Final Inspection

March 19, 2010
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Memphis, TN, where he visits the Gibson Custom Memphis factory. The Gibson Custom Memphis factory builds all the ES hollow- and semi-hollow bodied guitars, the white Les Paul and the Gibson EDS-1275 double-neck. In this segment, we get to see the final inspection process. Here, we get to see how the technician checks fret height, action, hardware setup and makes sure the guitar plays, sounds and reacts as it should by playing the "Gibson" song.
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Gibson Custom Memphis-ES Series: Neck,PLEK machine

March 19, 2010
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Memphis, TN, where he visits the Gibson Custom Memphis factory. The Gibson Custom Memphis factory builds all the ES hollow- and semi-hollow bodied guitars, the white Les Paul and the Gibson EDS-1275 double-neck. In this segment, we get to check out how the neck is set, the procedure behind preparing the fretboard, the execution of the PLEK machine, the way they paint and finish each guitar and how they install and setup the hardware and electronics.
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