December 2016

Gibson

Gibson Introduces the Les Paul Traditional 120

July 7, 2014
The guitar sports a pair of 1959 Tribute humbuckers with Alnico II magnets, 42 AWG enamel-coated wire, and slightly mismatched coils.
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Rig Rundown: Failure's Ken Andrews

July 2, 2014
They once used tons of gear for their textural sonic assaults, but now the alt-rock trio strips it down.
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Gibson J-15 and J-29 Reviews

June 27, 2014
Two new “slope-shouldered” acoustics offer new variations on a classic design.
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Gibson Announces Explorer 120, Flying V 120, and Flying V History

June 26, 2014
All three models celebrate the 120th anniversary of the Nasvhille-based company.
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Undervalued Gear: The Gibson Les Paul Junior GA-5 Amplifier

June 26, 2014
Classic vintage amps typically come with hefty price tags. But if you know what to look for, you might find a bargain hiding in plain sight.
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Rig Rundown: Counting Crows’ David Bryson

June 25, 2014
The band's cofounder describes how he carves out sonic space in a triple-guitar assault.
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Gibson Memphis Announces ES-Les Paul

June 11, 2014
The new model combines elements of the ES-335 and Les Paul.
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Guitar Center Announces Jimmy Page Les Paul Auction for Charity

June 5, 2014
Proceeds from the auctions will benefit the Little Kids Rock and USO charities.
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The War on Drugs: Driving Music for the American Dreamscape

June 3, 2014
Gear fiend Adam Granduciel talks about classic song structures and how ethereal sonics guided the creation of Lost in the Dream.
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Gibson Announces the Tribute to Southern Rock 1959 Les Paul

June 3, 2014
The guitar features a "Reverseburst" finish that is slightly reminiscent of a heart centered on the guitar’s top.
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Voyageur Press Publishes "The Gibson Les Paul: The Illustrated History of the Guitar That Changed Rock"

May 30, 2014
Starting with the Les Paul’s history and origins, the book traces the history and evolution of the guitar, from its 1952 introduction to the present day.
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Here's Johnny Winter

May 23, 2014
How a white boy from Texas made blues guitar history.
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Rig Rundown: Third Eye Blind's Kryz Reid

May 21, 2014
3EB's lead guitarist shows a beautiful mix of vintage and modern axes and a strategic backup plan in the amp and pedalboard department.
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Vintage Vault: 1959 Gibson ES-225 TDN

May 21, 2014
A look at the most budget-conscious of Gibson’s 1950s thinline hollowbodies.
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Will Ray's Bottom Feeder: My Blackmore-Inspired Frankenstrat

May 8, 2014
Combining elements of an early Blackmore Strat and Epiphone shred machine, this mutant solidbody sounds surprisingly soulful.
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Gibson Introduces the Rich Robinson Signature ES-335

May 2, 2014
The "small block" incarnation features a genuine Bigsby vibrato and BurstBucker pickups.
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Bass Bench: Exploring Bridge Designs

May 2, 2014
What’s the only contact point on a bass that affects all notes? Let’s investigate the implications.
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Reunion Rhapsody: Nickel Creek

April 29, 2014
Grammy-winning alt-roots trio Nickel Creek reunites for A Dotted Line—an infectiously exuberant album that showcases guitarist Sean Watkins’ command of his favorite Gibson J-45.
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Top 5 Blues-Rock Rig Rundowns

April 23, 2014
Witness the gear of the gods—from Jeff Beck’s trem setup to Eric Johnson’s ’57 Strats, Warren Haynes’ arsenal of Gibsons, Sonny Landreth’s pedalboard tricks, and Kenny Wayne Shepherd’s Dumble.
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Musikmesse '14 - Gibson Custom Shop Billy F. Gibbons Goldtop & Collector's Choice '60 Les Paul Demos

April 18, 2014
See and hear two new LP creations—one based on a vintage holy grail and a new signature model for the ZZ Top 6-stringer.
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