December 2019

Gibson

ARTICLES

Rig Rundown: Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit [2019]

November 6, 2019
Bursts, Benders, and Js, oh my! A pioneer of the new Nashville sound spends a whopping 90 minutes showing off the gear his crew has amassed since our last get-together.
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Gibson Announces the Alvin Lee ES-335 ’69 Festival’

November 6, 2019
This model celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock and Lee’s breakout festival performance.
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Brittany Howard: “Isn’t That What Love Is?”

October 31, 2019
The Alabama Shakes siren breaks out on her own with Jaime—a visceral solo album on which she uses a broken Japanese guitar and a laptop to explore the deep dance between heartbreak and happiness.
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Vintage Vault: 1937 Gibson L-10

October 29, 2019
A classic archtop acoustic that helped define country music resurfaces at the right moment.
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Axes & Artifacts: 1958 Gibson Flying V

October 28, 2019
Walter Carter talks about the iconic instrument made famous by Albert King and Lonnie Mack, while John Bohlinger lays down some mean slide to hear how it barks.
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Rig Rundown: Bad Religion

October 23, 2019
What’s more punk rock than dueling, angry P-90s straight into classic Marshalls? Nothing!
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Gibson Announces Release of Limited-Edition Chuck Berry 1955 ES-350T

October 23, 2019
The model features a pair of fiery P-90 pickups, a replica strap and a replica of the Zuni “Sun God” bolo tie that Chuck wore throughout the 1950’s.
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How Mikael Åkerfeldt Made Opeth’s New Album: “Big, Pompous, and Epic”

October 8, 2019
The outspoken frontman pushes the muse—moving his band’s sound beyond metal by blending vintage and cutting-edge instruments and sounds on their 13th studio album, In Cauda Venenum.
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Gibson Les Paul Junior Tribute Doublecut Bass Review

October 8, 2019
A salute to the EB-0 checks in with a low street price and high-flying sounds.
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Vintage Vault: 1956 Gibson Les Paul

October 3, 2019
Do you dream of ’50s goldtops? You’re not alone.
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Rig Rundown: Thunderpussy's Whitney Petty

September 25, 2019
The guitarist of Mike McCready’s favorite new band uses a straightforward setup that proves a swaggering, punk attitude and greasy rock ’n’ roll isn't just a man’s game.
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Gibson Announces the Sheryl Crow Country Western Supreme

September 24, 2019
Each guitar is outfitted with an Amulet M analog pickup and uses the company's advanced bracing pattern.
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Gibson Announces Slash 1966 EDS-1275 Doubleneck

September 12, 2019
A faithful recreation of Slash's coveted 1966 model with a few wiring modifications.
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Micah Nelson: Tone Questing

September 5, 2019
Seasoned by playing with legends since he was a toddler, Willie Nelson’s youngest son is using alternate guitar tunings, experimental soundscapes, and a minimalist mindset to forge an inventive musical path with his solo project, Particle Kid.
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Gibson Launches the Chris Cornell Tribute ES-335

August 27, 2019
Features include Lollartron humbucking pickups, clear “no number” top hat knobs, Olive Drab Satin finish, and Mother-of-Pearl Chris Cornell signature peghead inlay.
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Gibson Factory Tour [2019]

August 27, 2019
Go behind the scenes and see new Les Pauls, SGs, Explorers, and more at the famed guitar outfit’s newly consolidated Nashville facility.
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Rig Rundown: Third Eye Blind [2019]

August 21, 2019
Irishman Kryz Reid details additions to his Star Wars family of guitars and why he went from vintage to digital, while Stephan Jenkins’ tech explains why price tags don't matter.
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Gibson Announces the Eric Clapton 1964 Firebird I

August 20, 2019
The model features a newly-developed Alnico V Firebird pickup and comes with an Eric Clapton signed backplate.
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Axes & Artifacts: Dumble Overdrive Special, Overdrive Deluxe & Modded Fender Bassman

August 6, 2019
Three rare amps worth their weight in gold—one previously owned by Keith Urban, one from Mark Tremonti, and one just sold to Joe Bonamassa.
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Gibson SG Modern Review

August 5, 2019
This updated solidbody is a ferocious and versatile hybrid of Les Paul, SG, and modern Gibsons.
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