November 2018

Gibson

ARTICLES

Rig Rundown: Monster Magnet

November 14, 2018
The "space lords" take time for a pit stop with us to cover the everyman Gibsons, scorching Marshalls, and nasty fuzzes that ignite their psychedelic orbit.
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Matt Pike: Chug, Punch, and Sustain

November 8, 2018
The patient riffer of darkness reveals the sonics secrets—and head space—that drives his bands Sleep and High on Fire.
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Gibson Reissues The Paul 40th Anniversary Model

November 8, 2018
The updated model features a 490R neck humbucker and a 498T bridge humbucker.
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Vintage Vault: 1964 Gibson Dove

November 5, 2018
A 6-string rare bird with a bright, distinctive chirp.
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Rig Rundown: Lynyrd Skynyrd [2018]

October 31, 2018
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.
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Gibson Les Paul Standard Review

October 26, 2018
A not-so-standard Standard offers a multitude of sonic options.
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Gibson Announces New CEO

October 23, 2018
James “JC” Curleigh joins the company as president and chief executive officer.
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Rig Rundown: Shakey Graves

October 17, 2018
The Austin singer-songwriter generates a retro-hip vibe with ’60s-style guitars, small-but-mighty amps, and a pair of pedalboards.
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James Williamson: Raw Power

October 11, 2018
The Stooges’ “forgotten boy” is now a patriarch of punk guitar whose passion for playing Les Pauls through dimed Vox AC30s remains undiminished after nearly a half-century.
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Gibson Releases the Slash “Brazilian Dream” Les Paul

October 4, 2018
The collaboration is based on Slash's favorite historic appointments.
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Jonatan La Rocca Ramm: The Resurrection of Graveyard

October 4, 2018
Re-energized and rocking, the Swedish quartet returns from the dead with Peace.
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Rig Rundown: Ben Harper and Jason Mozersky

October 3, 2018
Get inside the sounds of one of the most revered slide players on the planet as he goes deep on lap steels, his philosophy on tone, and his mythical Dumbles.
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Gibson Unveils the Les Paul Player Plus Series

September 28, 2018
The new line features a variety of pickup options, Richlite fretboards, and cryogenetically treated frets.
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Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale and Joe Hottinger: The "Woo" Factor

September 27, 2018
With cranked amps, big riffs, and a fleet of new and vintage Gibsons, the hard-rocking duo shoots for thrills on their new Nick Raskulinecz-produced album, Vicious.
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Rig Rundown: Pokey LaFarge

September 26, 2018
The Americana stylist and his band favor a minimalist approach to create their throwback sounds.
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Greta Van Fleet: Sounds Like Freedom

September 25, 2018
The band exploded onto the rock scene in 2017 before they had even made a full album. Now, three Michigan brothers and their best friend are releasing their debut LP, Anthem of the Peaceful Army.
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First Look: 2019 Gibson Les Paul Standard

September 24, 2018
John Bohlinger plays through various settings on the new gussied-up, classic-looking singlecut that has a few dip switches and push-pull pots up its sleeve.
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Gibson Unveils 2019 Lineup

September 5, 2018
The famed company updates 30 new models across their Nashville, Memphis, and Montana lines.
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Rig Rundown: Joe Bonamassa [2018]

August 22, 2018
One of blues-rock’s biggest draws walks us through his staggering setup of Dumbles and signature tweed combos, holy grail Les Pauls and Fenders, and just a handful of off-the-rack pedals.
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Rig Rundown: Pelican

August 8, 2018
See how the twin-guitar attack rocks SGs, classic tube heads, and strategically set delays that help birth epic post-metal jams.
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