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.

“Free Bird” was originally recorded on a 1961 Les Paul (SG) that has long since retired. Today, Gary Rossington tours with a Gibson Custom Shop replica of his ’61. Both the 2nd and 3rd strings are wound with a .016-gauge D’Addario NYXL and tuned in unison.

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