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Gibson Lukas Nelson ’56 Les Paul Junior: The Premier Guitar Review

December 21, 2020
Design economy doesn’t stand in the way of delicious, wide-ranging tones on this straight-ahead rock machine.
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Charlie Starr Hooked ZZ Top

Hooked: Blackberry Smoke's Charlie Starr on ZZ Top's "Nasty Dogs and Funky Kings"

October 27, 2020
The Southern-rock frontman honors the Texas boogie legends for their 50+ years of "fantastic tone and tasteful playing."
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First Look: Gibson Lukas Nelson Signature Les Paul Junior

October 19, 2020
Streamlined and straight ahead—this little Gibby oozes vintage vibes and no-frills attitude at a price mere mortals can afford.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: More Paul

August 15, 2020
A player with an affinity for Strat-style guitars reshaped a Les Paul-style Epiphone Basher into something more comfortable.
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Gibson Releases the Lukas Nelson ’56 Les Paul Junior

August 11, 2020
The Americana rocker (and a son of an outlaw legend) adds subtle modernity to a classic profile.
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Epiphone Summer 2020

Epiphone Guitars 2020 Electrics Demos - Summer Gear Slam 2020

July 13, 2020
Check out brand-new Epiphone collaborations with the Gibson Custom Shop, including a '59 Les Paul Standard, Wilshire P-90, and Fluence-equipped Prophecy and Extura models.
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Reader Guitar of the Month Epiphone Les Paul Woody homepage

Reader Guitar of the Month: "Woody"

June 3, 2020
In a parking lot transaction, an Irish guitarist saves an Epiphone Les Paul from being turned into a lamp.
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July 20 Mod Garage Guitar Relic DIY Les Paul Junior homepage

DIY Relic’ing: Break the Shine

May 29, 2020
When aging a project guitar, it’s best to take it apart and start small. First, we focus on the metal.
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Most Iconic Guitars Rig Rundown 2

Rig Rundown Best-Ofs: Most Iconic Guitars

May 22, 2020
From Angus’ SG to Tom’s “Arm the Homeless” axe—the most recognizable 6-strings from our catalog of nearly 500 Rundowns.
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Iso Lab: B-Benders

May 18, 2020
PG's John Bohlinger demos a quintet of bending axes, including a custom T-style, a Gibson Music City Jr., a one-off PRS SC-J, a PRS SE One, and a Gibson Les Paul.
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Epiphone Joe Bonamassa 1960 Les Paul Standard “Norm Burst”: The Premier Guitar Review

May 1, 2020
Deliciously vintage details distinguish an affordable Les Paul that delivers authentically old-school performance, too.
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Les Paul Juniors Iso Lab

Iso Lab: 1958 vs 1960 Gibson Les Paul Juniors

April 27, 2020
Our Nashville correspondent has a bash with his vintage single-cuts while staying safe during the pandemic.
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Gibson Stringing DIY

DIY: How to String a Gibson-Style Electric Guitar

April 2, 2020
Got a guitar with a Tune-o-matic-style bridge and three strings on each side of the headstock? Here’s a fast, easy video demo of how to get it ready for stable-tuned action.
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First Look: Epiphone Joe Bonamassa 1960 Les Paul Standard "Norm Burst"

February 24, 2020
Fat tones, fast neck, and scads of vintage Les Paul vibe at an easy-to-own price.
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Will Ray’s Bottom Feeder: Vintage Icon V132

January 23, 2020
With a nod to the Les Paul Special, this P-90 equipped solidbody inspires.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: The Wolf

October 29, 2019
How one guitarist transformed a hunk of plywood into a P-90 tone monster modeled after a classic Les Paul Junior.
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Gibson

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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Summer NAMM '19: Epiphone Vivian Campbell Holy Diver LP & George Thorogood White Fang ES-125 TDC Demos

July 19, 2019
The Def Leppard veteran gets a signature blast from his Dio past, while the “Bad to the Bone” rocker puts his name on a sharp-looking hollowbody.
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Summer NAMM 2019: Gibson Lee Roy Parnell '59 LP, Dave Amato Les Paul Axcess & '62 Brian Ray SG Jr

July 19, 2019
Give a listen to new signature models for a country legend, McCartney's sideman, and REO Speedwagon’s lead man.
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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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