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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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Les Paul’s Big Sound Experience

December 7, 2015
For his 100th birthday, a traveling tour brings the Thomas Edison of guitar to the people.
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Rig Rundown: Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit

December 2, 2015
“Cooder-casters,” boutique amps, classic Gibsons, and a healthy amount of pedals give fire to Isbell’s brand of Southern-bred rock.
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Dweezil Zappa: Roots and Branches

November 29, 2015
For his first solo album in nearly a decade, Via Zammata’, the bona fide guitar geek looks to his ancestors—and his father, Frank—for inspiration and creates a wild mix of genres that’s uniquely Zappa.
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Caspian’s Philip Jamieson and Calvin Joss: Sonic Sculptors

November 26, 2015
On creating their own effects-laden universe and “unlearning” guitar heroics to create their fourth album, Dust and Disquiet.
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Rig Rundown: Desaparecidos

November 11, 2015
The indie-rock outfit jams with classic Gibson axes, baritone beasts, tube amps, and enough stompboxes to fill a store.
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Deafheaven’s Kerry McCoy: Grasping at Hooks

November 10, 2015
How a teenage Slayer fan grew up, threw shoegaze, Britpop, and black metal in a blender, and created the perplexingly alluring sound of Deafheaven.
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Gibson USA Announces 2016 Models

November 6, 2015
All guitars are now available in two versions to suit specific performance needs.
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Pentagram's Victor Griffin: Commandeering the Low Road

November 5, 2015
The early metal innovator talks about dropped-B tuning, heavy tone, building solos, renovating songs, and his pioneering doom outfit’s improbable resurrection.
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Billy Gibbons: Havana Meets Houston

October 27, 2015
ZZ Top’s guitar wizard honors his childhood roots on Perfectamundo—his first solo record ever—with a mix of Afro-Cuban beats, rumbling Hammond B-3, and plenty of gritty, greasy, growling guitar.
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Gibson Custom Launches Limited Edition Peter Frampton "Phenix" Guitar

October 27, 2015
A detailed and extensive replica of Frampton’s storied guitar, the limited run celebrates one of music history’s most unlikely reunions.
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Rig Rundown: Gary Clark Jr.

October 21, 2015
Austin’s hottest son shares why he loves Epiphone Casinos and never thought he was much of an SG guy until the Foo Fighters gave him the ultimate gift.
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Gibson Unveils the Billy Gibbons Ultimate SG

October 20, 2015
The instrument is part of an exclusive arrangement with Neiman Marcus.
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Iron Maiden: Out of Thin Air

October 19, 2015
Adrian Smith, Dave Murray, and Janick Gers discuss finding magic in the moment on their latest album, The Book of Souls.
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