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    Soaring: 10 Guitarists Who Took Flight with a Flying V
    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.
    2018’s Gibson SGs!
    In a six-strong range, 2018’s Gibson SGs cover all styles and sounds, befitting an electric guitar design that’s actually outsold the Gibson Les Paul. Here’s your quick guide to great sound, great looks and some great prices for the new year!
    Les Paul vs SG: Brothers From Different Mothers
    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.
    Legends of the Les Paul: Jeff Beck
    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 most artists in this series are known for their canonization of one specific Les Paul, this legendary “guitarists’ guitarist” made three Les Pauls iconic through the most formative part of his career.
    Legends of the Les Paul: Freddie King
    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 Goldtop.
    Black Stone Cherry’s Ben Wells Talks Les Paul Classics, P-90s and Warren Haynes
    Black Stone Cherry’s Ben Wells never leaves home without his Gibson Les Paul Classics, and he’s also now a fan of 2018’s new P-90 models. He’s also now got the blessing of Gov’t Mule’s Warren Haynes on new BSC album Family Tree.
    Interview: Lzzy Hale and Her New Signature Explorer
    As the lead vocalist and guitarist in Halestorm, Lzzy Hale has played to packed arenas and festivals across North America and around the world. With fist-pumping chart-toppers such as "I Am the Fire" and "I Miss the Misery," Lzzy and Halestorm have become one of the most successful hard rock bands of the present day.
    Interview: Def Leppard's Vivian Campbell on His Signature Gibson Les Paul Custom
    Vivian Campbell is a major part of Def Leppard's sound, and the Les Paul is at the forefront of his arsenal. Now, Campbell's prized Les Paul is being celebrated with his own Vivian Campbell Signature Gibson Les Paul Custom. It's a beauty of a guitar, and you'll see it live if you head to one of the band's upcoming tour dates with Journey.
    Toby Lee, 13-Year-Old Guitar Sensation, on the Gibson Firebird, B.B. King and More
    Toby Lee may be only 13 years old, but he's already inspiring a new generation of musicians to delve into guitar and the blues.
    This Week in Rock History, March 12 - 18
    Historically speaking, the second week in March has been marked by a trove of memorable rock events. Eric Clapton left one of rock’s seminal bands, Metallica performed their first show, and one of the Rolling Stones kicked off his first-ever solo tour.