June Issue

Gibson

Rig Rundown: Tedeschi Trucks Band

March 15, 2017
Guitar’s power couple of Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi share the stories behind their rigs, and bassist Tim Lefebvre walks us through his trippy pedal setup.
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Rig Rundown: Jimmy Eat World

March 8, 2017
Jim Adkins and Tom Linton tossed their traditional setup to the side and packed up some P-90-loaded axes for their latest tour.
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The Lemon Twigs: Hey Bro—That’s My Guitar!

March 7, 2017
The brothers D’Addario reveal how they rule the stage by sharing a drum kit and a ’64 Melody Maker in their progressive power-pop quartet.
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Vintage Vault: 1964 Gibson Thunderbird Bass

March 5, 2017
How art deco and ’60s marketing meshed in a classic low-ender.
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Rig Rundown: Bon Jovi

March 1, 2017
We go over the semi-filling, arena-rocking loads of gear that John Shanks, Phil X, and Hugh McDonald brought on the road to support This House Is Not for Sale.
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Vintage Vault: 1959 Gibson ES-330TD

January 9, 2017
Introduced a year after the ES-335, this hollowbody has a lot in common with first-generation Gibson thinlines.
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Rig Rundown: Dave Cobb

January 4, 2017
Nashville’s most in-demand producer invites us into the historic RCA Studio A for an in-depth look at his unbelievable stash of vintage gear.
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Gibson Custom Announces the Mark Knopfler 1958 Les Paul

November 18, 2016
A precise replica of Knopfler’s beloved ’58 that accompanied him onstage and in the studio since the 1990s.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: In Loving Memory of Alan Vincent

November 15, 2016
A PG fan pays tribute to a beloved son, gone too soon but never forgotten.
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Andy Reiss and His Barney Kessels: A Love Story

October 6, 2016
The Time Jumpers guitarist talks about how he fell for a rare Gibson model, his instrument lineup for the group’s new album, and playing in a four-guitar band with Vince Gill, Ranger Doug, and steel giant Paul Franklin.
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C.W. Stoneking: Tortured Spirits & Two Microphones

September 15, 2016
After pairing his backwoods vocal drawl with a National Duolian for 20 years, the Australian 6-stringer switches to a Jazzmaster and primitive tube combos to project his haunting, primal, and fantastically unique take on American Delta blues.
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Gibson Announces Limited-Edition Pete Townshend Gold Top ’76 Les Paul

September 14, 2016
The model is inspired by one of Townshend’s iconic stage guitars and was created using construction techniques very similar to those used in the ‘70s.
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Vintage Vault: 1965 Gibson J-160E

September 12, 2016
A classic acoustic-electric flattop with a rock ’n’ roll pedigree.
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Rig Rundown: AC/DC

September 7, 2016
Angus and Stevie Young might have the simplest rigs in rock—SGs and Gretsches into Marshalls—but their techs explain the nuances that help these Aussies get their signature snarl.
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Stranglehold: Kvelertak’s Maciek Ofstad and Bjarte Lund Rolland

August 25, 2016
The Norwegian guitarists reveal the strange pleasures of mangling modern metal.
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Vintage Vault: 1974 Gibson L-5S

August 4, 2016
This svelte solidbody pays homage to a classic archtop.
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Vintage Vault: 1958 Gibson Les Paul Custom

July 20, 2016
A close-up look at a classic Black Beauty, with all the appointments.
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SNAMM '16 - Gibson HP 635 W Demo | 2016 High Performance Acoustics

July 8, 2016
Get introduced to their new line of acoustics, which is built with North American tonewoods and focuses on ultimate playability and comfort.
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Rig Rundown: The Wild Feathers

July 6, 2016
The Nashville-based rockers are on a tear with their Neil Young-meets-Tom Petty jams. Find out what vibey gear, classic combos, and boutique stomps power their stage shows.
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Rig Rundown: Black Mountain's Stephen McBean

June 29, 2016
This Vancouver psych-rock quintet is building quite a buzz with its vibey grooves, so we decided to find out which gear gives bandleader McBean his 6-string buzz.
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