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Gibson Releases the Lee Roy Parnell '59 Les Paul Standard

June 11, 2019
A brand-new model that shares specs from Parnell's '57 goldtop.
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Will Ray's Bottom Feeder: Gibson Music City Jr.

June 9, 2019
Trading for a P-90-powered prize.
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The Raconteurs’ Jack White and Brendan Benson

June 6, 2019
The songwriting foils discuss the mini odysseys on their third album together, Help Us Stranger, where they take turns in the driver’s seat and play 6-string in tandem.
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Rig Rundown: Judas Priest

June 5, 2019
Watch the pioneering British heavy metal band share the stories and secrets behind the gear that’s banged heads for 50 years and sold over 50 million records.
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GALLERY: The David Gilmour Guitar Collection

June 5, 2019
An inside look at 10 of the Pink Floyd legend’s most iconic guitars that will be sold at auction in New York on June 20.
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Gibson Announces the Joe Perry "Gold Rush" Les Paul Axcess

June 3, 2019
It utilizes Joe's favorite chunky '59 neck profile, a single hot 498T humbucker, a push/pull coil-splitter, and a two-point spring tremolo system.
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Rig Rundown: The Tallest Man on Earth

May 29, 2019
Take a look at how Kristian Matsson, one of Sweden’s most enigmatic songwriters, crafts layers of sonic magic with a handful of open tunings and a pile of pedals.
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Vintage Vault: 1958 Gibson Les Paul Standard “Byrd” Burst

May 28, 2019
Spotlighting a “player grade” classic.
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First Look: Gibson SG Modern

May 21, 2019
We take the maple-capped, ’bucker-splitting, ebony-boarded 24-fretter for a spin, PG-style!
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Rig Rundown: The Bouncing Souls

May 15, 2019
The seminal East Coast punks prove that beat-up guitars and undeniable hooks can keep a band touring the world for over three decades.
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Rig Rundown: Gary Clark Jr. & Eric Zapata [2019]

May 1, 2019
Check out the gear used by the current king of soulful R&B-laced blues-rock and his longtime guitar foil.
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Gibson Announces the Original, Modern, and Custom Shop Original Collections

April 29, 2019
The Gibson Original Collection includes the Les Paul Standard '50s, Les Paul Standard '60s, Les Paul Special in TV Yellow, Les Paul Junior in Tobacco Burst, the SG '61 Standard with factory stop-tail, Maestro and Sideways vibrolas, SG Special and Junior, the classic ES-335 Figured and DOT, Firebird, Flying V, and Explorer, as well as, the J-45, Hummingbird and J-200.
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Rig Rundown: Hozier

April 10, 2019
On the heels of his No. 1 album, Wasteland, Baby!, Irishman Andrew Hozier-Byrne reveals his connection with “alive” hollowbodies—including gas cans—that torch his moody, soulful blend of rock and blues.
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Axes & Artifacts: Gibson ’58 & ’61 ES-335 & ’60 ES-330

April 4, 2019
Hear and learn about the surprising differences between these three classic axes of yore.
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Gary Clark Jr.’s 'This Land'

March 21, 2019
President Obama called him “the future of music.” Now, the Texas guitarist transcends the hype via an album packed with strong songs and sounds crafted with a broader palette of guitars and influences.
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Rig Rundown: Brothers Osborne

March 20, 2019
Country music’s leading guitar tandem shows us how they mix vintage axes and boutique pedals with high-powered amps and just a little bit of digital magic.
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Tedeschi Trucks Band: All in the Family

March 15, 2019
For their latest album, Signs, Susan and Derek brought their road-tested 12-piece ensemble into their Swamp Raga studio, cued up the tape, and hit record. As always, Trucks’ keening slide proves he’s one of the finest players to ever lay glass on steel.
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Rig Rundown: Nick Raskulinecz

March 13, 2019
Try to keep your skull glued on while geeking out on the gear the Grammy-winning producer uses to make epic albums with Foo Fighters, Alice in Chains, Deftones, Korn, Rush, Mastodon, and others.
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First Look: Gibson G-45 Standard

March 4, 2019
John Bohlinger has a trial run with the storied guitar maker's new American-made flattop reminiscent of the iconic J-45, but with a solid Sitka spruce top, walnut back and sides, and a welcoming price tag.
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Rig Rundown: The Devon Allman Project with Duane Betts

February 27, 2019
We catch up with the sons of Southern-rock royalty—and their trove of storied guitars—just before the official launch of their new Allman Betts Band project.
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