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vendredi 21 décembre 2018, 13:14
With his aggressive playing style, hybrid fingers-and-thumbpick technique, and eviscerating tone, Freddie King’s guitar work was always hard to miss. He was a big man, and put plenty of weight behind his touch—a momentum that translated viscerally through his Les Paul...
jeudi 6 décembre 2018, 10:53
Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols was the ultimate anti-hero of guitar, so much so that he declared it right from the stage by stenciling the ironic declaration “Guitar Hero” on his amplifier’s grille cloth just months after he’d begun learning to play the instrument....
mardi 4 décembre 2018, 14:02
Keith Richards might not be known first and foremost as a Les Paul player today, but a genuine ’59 ’Burst was his first “serious” guitar, and the Bigsby-loaded beauty has been a legend ever since.
Probably the most underappreciated of the “3 Kings” of the blues, Freddie “Texas Cannonball” King was a prime influence on Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan and many more. Here’s a quick primer on a superb player with a unique style, plus a glimpse of the Gibson...
jeudi 29 novembre 2018, 17:32
Gibson Brands, the world’s most iconic guitar brand, is proud to announce B.B. King as a 'Gibson Legacy Artist' and has launched a new, Alpine White Limited Edition “Lucille” ES. Throughout his 65 years of playing Gibson guitars, B.B. King embodied Gibson’s values of ...
jeudi 22 novembre 2018, 14:14
Notwithstanding all the makeup and glitter, glam rock was filled with guitar-rock of the highest order. During its glory years, roughly the period from 1971 through 1975, the genre yielded a trove of classic albums, most of them powered by Gibson guitars.
lundi 12 novembre 2018, 10:20
The Sex Pistols’ Never Mind The Bollocks is 40 years old in October and still sounds revolutionary. As Steve Jones turns 62, it’s time to salute the man behind one of the greatest guitar sounds ever.
vendredi 9 novembre 2018, 11:15
Guitarists have been known to sleep with their favorite instrument lying alongside them. It’s hardly surprising, therefore, that they often assign their go-to guitars with pet names.
jeudi 25 octobre 2018, 16:35
A true virtuoso, Jeff Beck is one of the most creative and original players ever to have strapped on an electric guitar—but he has never sounded more powerful than when he evolved through this trio of vintage Gibson Les Pauls in the late ’60s and early ’70s. But while...
mardi 23 octobre 2018, 12:34
Gibson Brands, Inc., the world’s most iconic guitar brand, today announced the appointment of James “JC” Curleigh as president and chief executive officer. Curleigh joins Gibson from Levi Strauss & Co., where he served as president of the Levi’s brand, and was a...
mardi 16 octobre 2018, 11:21
Let your inner guitar nerd out by carving a Gibson-themed Halloween pumpkin this year. We've got templates you can use to guide those sharp utensils (be careful, folks!).
jeudi 4 octobre 2018, 18:15
Eighty years after her first hit, Sister Rosetta Tharpe is finally being inducted into the Rock’n’Roll Hall Of Fame. Hallelujah! Gibson.com salutes a much-overlooked gospel superstar who was the First Lady Of Gibson and a crucial influence on Elvis, Chuck Berry Bob Dylan ...
samedi 22 septembre 2018, 09:35
Richlite is a dense, dark, durable, and sustainable version of ebony made from recycled paper and resin. The feel, tone and EQ of Richlite is virtually identical to ebony, which makes it a great substitute for this rapidly-dwindling resource.
jeudi 13 septembre 2018, 11:15
The ways in which beginning players set out on their path are infinite, but it’s always instructive to examine the experiences of those who’ve gone before.
mardi 4 septembre 2018, 11:15
Introduced in 1958, the Flying V’s futuristic shape, distinctive tone, and mystical allure have made it an instrument of choice for scores of legendary blues and rock artists. Below, we profile 10 noteworthy players who soared on the wings of a Flying V.
vendredi 31 août 2018, 13:50
The Gibson Les Paul and SG Standards are classic models that share a common heritage, as well as most of their essential ingredients. But they also have their differences, and while one can often sub for the other, each has its distinct personality.
lundi 20 août 2018, 12:13
Having acquired an already-legendary Les Paul from Peter Green, Gary Moore was a prime exponent of sizzling British blues-rock Les Paul tone, earning his own spot in the pantheon of Les Paul greats.
mardi 31 juillet 2018, 12:14
Kazuyoshi Saito made his debut in 1993 with his first single “Boku No Mita Beatles Wa TV No Naka” and released the smash hit single “Aruite Kaero” in the following year. He has released various hit tunes such as “Utautai No Ballad,” “Wedding Song,” ”Zutto...
mardi 17 juillet 2018, 18:01
From cowboys to kings and Lords of the Strings, the Gibson SJ-200 is just about the most iconic acoustic guitar ever made. As it approaches its 80th anniversary, here’s a quick guide to the curvaceous creation that proves that when it comes to acoustics, big is beautiful.
mardi 10 juillet 2018, 15:33
The original Les Paul Model featured a gold finish from its introduction in 1952 until it received a new cherry sunburst in 1958 along with a new name, 'Les Paul Standard.' It debuted at the July 1958 Music Industry Trade Show in Chicago but it didn't catch on until its...
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