Check out the latest and greatest gear from the first day of the 2014 Summer NAMM show.

While the Gibson ES Les Paul isn't the first semi hollow Les Paul, this new model may be the most realized manifestation of the form. The center block is maple, which helps impart a cool high mid presence. But the guitar also has the smoky, dark, bluesy tones 335 players love. In short, this thing has range.

Oliver Ackermann of A Place to Bury Strangers joins us in discussing the players we'd pick to portray if we got our chance on the big screen. Plus: musical obsessions!

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Master builder Dennis Galuszka recreates the legendary "Chicago" guitarist's legacy with a collectible, limited run guitar.

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