The Southern rock guitar army of cofounder Gary Rossington and longtimers Rickey Medlocke and Mark Matejka tells the stories behind their vintage guitars, high-powered amps, and classic approach to tone.

Gary Rossington’s original 1959 Les Paul, “Bernice,” resides in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, but in 2009 Gibson built a run of nearly identical copies. This Limited-Edition Gary Rossington Les Paul has become Rossington’s main axe on tour. He strings it up with D’Addario NYXL .009-gauge strings and tunes down a half-step.

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