October 2016

Gibson

Gibson Introduces the Rick Nielsen 1959 Les Paul Standard

March 24, 2016
A replica of Nielsen’s favorite stage and studio guitar.
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John Jorgenson: Many Moods, Magic Fingers

March 22, 2016
On his epic triple-disc set, Divertuoso, the multi-instrumentalist dives deep into bluegrass, jazz manouche, hot-rod country, and instrumental rock.
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Lucinda Williams: Ghost Whisperer

March 15, 2016
Bill Frisell and Greg Leisz unite with the songwriting giant to create a haunting, cosmic folk-rock guitar masterpiece built atop her own acoustic 6-string “launching pad.”
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Rig Rundown: Anders Osborne

February 24, 2016
The gypsy-Viking bluesman details his go-to road gear—including the unusual '68 Fender Strat that convinced him to become a full-time musician back in 1985.
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Rig Rundown: Peter Frampton

February 17, 2016
One of classic rock’s most revered players walks us through his expansive collection of modded Marshalls, iconic Les Pauls, and vintage stomps.
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Joyful Noisemakers: Sun Club’s Mikey Powers and Shane McCord

February 11, 2016
The guitar tag-team uses bright tones, cheap gear, and a nearly lifelong friendship to craft the feel-good music on their debut album, The Dongo Durango.
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Rig Rundown: Kenny Greenberg

February 10, 2016
One of Nashville’s most prolific guitarists takes us to the legendary Blackbird Studio and shows us the rig he uses in sessions for the likes of Taylor Swift, Buddy Guy, Kenny Chesney, and more.
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Vintage Vault: 1962 Gibson ES-175D

February 9, 2016
Though introduced 67 years ago, this classic archtop is still embraced by professional jazz guitarists.
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Ride’s Andy Bell: Addicted to Noise

February 8, 2016
The shoegaze vet details his subversive sonic strategies and the creation of the reunited band’s '90s classics.
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Lethal Metal: Anthrax’s Scott Ian and Jon Donais

February 2, 2016
The 6-string teammates talk soloing strategies, building explosive rhythm chops, signature gear, and the back-to-thrash game plan for the band’s latest, For All Kings.
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SIMO: New Interview and Exclusive Full Album Stream

January 25, 2016
To set the vibe for his power trio’s second album, JD Simo headed to the Allman Brothers’ Museum in Macon and got his hands on Duane Allman’s ’57 goldtop.
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GALLERY: NAMM 2016 Day 2

January 22, 2016
A few highlights from Day 2 of NAMM.
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Rig Rundown: Frank Turner

January 13, 2016
The British hardcore kid turned folk songwriting hero details his go-to road gear.
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DJ Williams: Cosmic Rhythmatist

December 24, 2015
A modern funk guitar kingpin brings sly, slinky solos and soulful scratching to Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe.
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Gibson Custom Releases Limited-Edition Joe Bonamassa Bonabyrd

December 22, 2015
The Bonabyrd combines the classic body shape of a 50’s Les Paul with a 60’s retro Firebird headstock.
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Mutoid Man’s Stephen Brodsky and Nick Cageao: Prog Punk Alchemists

December 21, 2015
How the band transformed the vapor trails of metal, pop, space music, and classic rock into sonic gold for their first album, Bleeder.
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Baroness: Sonic Shapeshifters

December 15, 2015
After surviving a harrowing wreck, the band returns to reinvigorate modern metal with Purple, a distinctive two-guitar exploration of partial chord voicings, low tunings, and low-gain amps.
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Gibson Unveils the Alex Lifeson Double Neck

December 11, 2015
Developed from hands-on analysis and digital scans of the original neck and body profiles.
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Rig Rundown: Collective Soul

December 9, 2015
Ed Roland, singer, writer, and guitarist of Collective Soul shows how to find your sonic space in a three-guitar assault.
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