June Issue

LP-Style

ARTICLES

Reader Guitar of the Month: The One That Got Away

May 31, 2018
After a decade of dreaming of a special blue Les Paul, a guitarist’s wife brings it home.
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Holy Grail Guitar Show '18 - Albor Guitars Orpheus VI Demo

May 28, 2018
Mexico City luthier Lizet Albor shows off a pair of handcarved solidbodies, one with a 7-piece neck and stone fretboard inlays, and one featuring traditional Huichol-style beadwork.
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Gibson Files for Bankruptcy

May 1, 2018
Under the pressure of $500 million in debt, the famed musical instrument brand seeks to continue restructuring and return to its core business of building guitars.
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DIY: No-Brainer Mods!

April 17, 2018
How to transform four affordable axes—a Gretsch Jet Club, an Epiphone Les Paul SL, and a Squier Vintage Modified Jag and Precision bass—into absolute gems.
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Trash or Treasure: Les Paul’s Artisan

March 5, 2018
Is there greater value associated with a vintage Les Paul that was previously owned by Les Paul? Um….
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Quick Hit: Traveler Guitar LTD EC-1

December 11, 2017
If you’re burned out on TSA hassles or have even given up on traveling with a guitar, here’s a way to fret more and fret less at the same time.
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Mod Garage: The Quad-Pot, Dual-Humbucker Wiring of Doom

September 15, 2017
Guitarists can’t have it all when it comes to onboard tone control. Oh, yeah? Let’s reconsider.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: Parquet Paul

September 4, 2017
A woodworker shares his favorite build: a neck-through Les Paul copy constructed of Honduran mahogany, purpleheart, and walnut.
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First Look: Epiphone Les Paul SL

August 14, 2017
PG's John Bohlinger tries out the sleek ride that streets for under 100 bones.
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SNAMM '17 - Teye Guitars Fox Demo

July 17, 2017
The boutique handbuilder shows off his latest ornate 6-string.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: Gilded Tobacco Burst Les Paul

May 21, 2017
An artist uses his college training to design an LP-style axe wrapped in stunning gold leaf.
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Axes & Artifacts: Duane Allman's 1957 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop

May 15, 2017
Watch PG's John Bohlinger have a joyride on Skydog's 6-string—which was featured on "Layla," The Allman Brothers Band, and Idlewild South.
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Mod Garage: Switchable Modern-Retro Les Paul Wiring

April 28, 2017
Here’s an easy and inexpensive way to give your beloved axe two distinct voices.
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Gibson Custom Announces the Mark Knopfler 1958 Les Paul

November 18, 2016
A precise replica of Knopfler’s beloved ’58 that accompanied him onstage and in the studio since the 1990s.
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ObsidianWire Releases Pro-Wired Electronics for LP-Style Guitars

November 18, 2016
ObsidianWire has released a new range of professional grade upgrade wiring harnesses for LP style guitars.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: In Loving Memory of Alan Vincent

November 15, 2016
A PG fan pays tribute to a beloved son, gone too soon but never forgotten.
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Vintage Vault: 1958 Gibson Les Paul Custom

July 20, 2016
A close-up look at a classic Black Beauty, with all the appointments.
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SNAMM '16 - Guild Jumbo Junior, S-200 T-Bird, & Bluesbird Demos

July 13, 2016
Get introduced to a new acoustic, a resuscitated rocker, and a yesteryear LP-style machine.
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SNAMM '16 - Heritage Guitars H-157W Demo

June 26, 2016
The Kalamazoo singlecut gets an upgrade with vintage-voiced pickups and new tonewood choices.
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Rig Rundown: The Darkness

May 18, 2016
Fueled by a pair of brothers rocking Les Pauls and the bass rumbling thanks to Gibson Thunderbirds, this U.K. outfit is here to rock and roll.
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