Gibson releases the New Models for 2013

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Gibson has released a list of the new models it will be adding to it’s current guitar lineup for 2013. Some very interesting guitars will be making there way into players hands this January. I really like the Signature T Gold Series in White Burst. I’m a sucker for a White Les Paul and I really love the open coil look of the Classic ’57 humbuckers. Strange combo for some, but it works for me. Continue reading

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While Gibson’s famous Les Paul may be one of the most easily identified and popular solid-body guitars ever designed, the amazing wide range of designs that keep the Les Paul name is less well known, as is the gentleman behind the layout. Les Paul came into this world as Lester Polsfuss in Waukesha, Wi in Nineteen Hundred and Fifteen, and started discovering the harmonica by the tender age 8. By the time Les reached thirteen, Continue reading

Gibson Billie Joe Armstrong Signature Les Paul Jr Double Cutaway

Designed in close cooperation with Billie Joe, this double-cutaway Les Paul Junior has a solid mahogany body and neck, wraparound bridge/tailpiece, and stacked double-coil H90 pickup to combines the best features of a vintage Junior with some modern twists. Solid Mahogany Body and Set-Neck Construction Two of the most central features of the Billie Joe Armstrong Signature Les Paul Junior are its solid mahogany body, and its set-neck construction, or glued neck joint. Like the Continue reading

Epiphone Limited Edition Joe Bonamassa Les Paul – Metallic Gold

The Limited Edition Joe Bonamassa Les Paul features a stunning metallic-finish carved maple cap with a mahogany back. The LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge and Grover 14:1 tuners have a nickel hardware coating. The glued, deep-set mahogany neck with rosewood fretboard features a rounded ’59 neck profile for guitarists who prefer a chunkier neck, but still enjoy fast, smooth playing action. The BurstBucker 2 and 3 humbuckers have unbalanced pickup windings for the historically-accurate “Patent Applied For” Continue reading

Gibson Custom 1959 Les Paul Standard in Washed Cherry

Detailed reissue of the guitar that changed the sound of rock and blues. The Gibson 1959 Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar has an AA flamed maple top – exactly the kind of wood that went on the vintage Les Pauls in ’59. BurstBucker 1 and 2 pickups are precision re-creations of original “Patent Applied For” pickups, right down to the mismatched windings. Original bumblebee capacitors, long-tenon 1959 rounded neck profile, CTS pots, original aluminum stopbar, Continue reading

Gibson Custom 1958 Les Paul Junior Double Cutaway VOS

It was a great little guitar back then and it still is today. The Les Paul Junior, introduced in 1954, was the economy Les Paul model. With its no-nonsense look, a single P-90 pickup, and a price of $49.50 it was an instant hit. In 1958, Gibson changed the Junior’s body shape to a double cutaway. Like all VOS (Vintage Original Spec) Series instruments, the 1958 Les Paul Junior VOS is handcrafted for comfort and Continue reading

Gibson Les Paul Special Humbucker

Scorching modern humbuckers on a vintage body. The Les Paul Special Humbucker is an excellent rock guitar at a very attractive price. Basic, straightforward and ready to rock hard. Two classic high-output humbuckers are loaded into a solid mahogany body for pure Gibson power. Mahogany set neck with obeche fingerboard and nitro lacquer finish, naturally, for pure Gibson Tone! The two-pickup Les Paul Special was introduced in 1955 as an intermediate model, positioned between the Continue reading

Gibson Les Paul Junior

The choice of numerous rock legends, the LP Jr embodies the pure simplicity of rock ‘n’ roll.   Today’s Gibson Les Paul Junior electric guitar captures many of the same details and intensity as the original, including a 24-3/4″ scale length mahogany neck that meets the body at the 16th fret, a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard (ebony on the Satin white finish model), Gibson’s traditional rounded-neck profile, a wraparound bridge/tailpiece, and a single Gibson P-90 pickup Continue reading

Gibson Les Paul Junior Special with P-90 Pickups

A rock and roll classic revisited. Introduced in 1954 as an entry-level version of the Les Paul, the Les Paul Junior graduated from kids bedrooms, to garage bands, to club and arena stages through the course of three decades as it became a favorite of beginners and professional players alike. The bare-bones, slab-bodied, single-cutaway electric earned the respect of rock and rollers in particular, and became a punk favorite in the late ’70s and early Continue reading