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Gibson Guitar Greats: Slash

Michael Leonard
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08.26.2016

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As he turns 51, it's hats off to Les Paul maestro Slash who's been at the heart of hard rock for 30 years. His guitar style is traditional but also unique, drawing on a wealth of melodic soloing ideas and swaggering riffs. Here's what makes him tick, including his love of Gibson Les Pauls.
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10 Classic Solos Played on a Les Paul

Russell Hall
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08.26.2016

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With its rich sustain and distinctive tone, the Les Paul is the perfect instrument for that spotlight moment in countless rock and roll classics. Below we present 10 examples, each of which offers exquisite evidence of the Les Paul’s timeless versatility.
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Les Paul’s Minty Fresh Sound

Ted Drozdowski
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08.24.2016

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How Listerine and Les Paul teamed up for one of early TV’s zestiest musical shows.
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Country Girls and Gibson Guitars

Daniel Eriksson
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08.23.2016

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Let’s take a look at some videos of country music's most prominent female musicians on stage with a Gibson Acoustic in their hands!
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This Week in Rock History, August 22 - 28

Daniel Eriksson
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08.22.2016

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This week is remembered in rock history for the time that Keith Moon supposedly celebrated his birthday by accidentally driving a car in to a pool. It was also during this week in 1965 that the biggest band in the world had a rather special meeting with a hero.
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Rippin’ it with Gibsons: Photographer Jerome Brunet’s Stunning Performance Shots

Russell Hall
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08.22.2016

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Jerome Brunet’s work in photography has earned him a stellar reputation. His award-winning shots have been published in Rolling Stone, Time, American Photo, Guitar World, Vanity Fair, and countless other prestigious publications. Here we present beautiful samplings of Brunet’s work, along with his comments about each image.
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Interview: Red Sun Rising Talk Les Pauls and a Rock Revolution

Anne Erickson
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08.15.2016

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Red Sun Rising's Ryan Williams and Mike Protich talk Gibson Les Pauls, modern rock music and more.
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This Week in Rock History, Aug. 15 - 21

Russell Hall
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08.15.2016

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Historically speaking, the third week in August has yielded a trove of memorable rock and roll-related events. In 1964, The Beatles launched their first-ever American tour. In 1979, Led Zeppelin released their final studio album. And in 1991, Nirvana filmed the video for “Smells Like Teen Spirit.”
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Paul McCartney: Ten Little-Known Facts about the Former Beatle

Russell Hall
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08.11.2016

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Few lives have been as thoroughly documented as the life of Paul McCartney. Scores of biographies have been written, many filled with the minutest details about the former Beatle. Still, we managed to uncover a handful of less-well-known tidbits about Sir Paul’s remarkable life.
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Gibson Tone Tips: Home Tone vs. Gig Tone

Dave Hunter
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08.10.2016

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In this installment of Gibson Tone Tips, I want to expend a few words on the concept of “home tone” vs. “gig tone”. This is something that experienced performing musicians know intuitively, but which often slaps newcomers to the live venue right in the face when they come up against it for the first time.
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