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Get on the Right Track! Unsung Heroes of Early Rockabilly and Rock and Roll

Chris Gill
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10.02.2007

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It’s fitting that the Gibson electric guitar was in the teen years of its existence during the birth of rock and roll music in the mid Fifties. Gibson guitars were the preferred choice of the most influential early rockabilly and rock and roll guitarists like Scotty Moore—who played Gibson ES-295, L-5 and Super 400 models with Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins—who cut tracks like “Blue Suede Shoes” and “Honey Don’t” with a goldtop Les Paul, and Chuck Berry—who virtually defined rock and roll with a Les Paul Custom and a ES-350T. Bill Haley and the Comets’ “Rock Around the Clock”—perhaps the first bona fide rock and roll hit—features a blistering solo recorded by session guitarist Danny Cedrone playing an ES-300, and Comets guitarist Franny Beecher, armed with a beautiful black Les Paul Custom, ripped an impressive version during live performances to thousands of screaming kids. That, to paraphrase Jerry Lee Lewis, is a whole lotta P-90 pickups goin’ on.
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Big Sounds from Small Amps: Recording with Gibson’s GA5

Dave Hunter
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10.01.2007

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Plenty of players going into a professional studio for the first time imagine hauling in the big amp stack they use live on large stages, miking it up for enormous sounds, and wailing away. The truth is, though, the recording environment and live environment are so far from each other in their requirements that they could exist in different galaxies. Forget the scenario of your favorite guitar hero slamming his Les Paul or SG through a pair of 100-watt full stacks the way he did it at the last major arena-rock show you attended: the chances are he didn’t record those blistering lead sounds on the album that way, and trying to do it yourself might only result in disappointment, frustration, and a lot of wasted studio time. The solution? Enter sweet little single-ended, all-tube recording amps like Gibson’s GA5 Les Paul Junior. In addition to belting out 5 watts of juicy, pure class A tone that is thoroughly rehearsal- and neighbor-friendly, the GA5—given an Editor’s Pick Award by Guitar Player magazine—is the perfect amp for easing the job of achieving stellar studio tones.
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Gibson Recommends The Fratellis

Aidin Vaziri
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10.01.2007

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THE BAND: The Fratellis HOMETOWN: Glasgow, Scotland PLAYERS: Jon Fratelli (vocals, guitar), Barry Fratelli (bass), Mince Fratelli (drums) WHAT TO BUY: Costello Music (March 2007, Interscope), the trio’s debut album, is jam-packed with rowdy garage riffs and addictive pop melodies, not to mention lyrics about the best topics—girls, girls, girls. Produced by Tony Hoffer (Beck, Air, Dave Gahan) and recorded at Los Angeles’ Sunset Sound (Bob Dylan, the Beach Boys), the album towers over all the other punky British pub rockers that have come out in recent years. GUITARS: Gibson Les Paul Standard, Gibson J-45, Gibson B.B. King Lucille, Gibson Hummingbird, Epiphone Rivoli Bass
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Got $30,000 Burning a Hole in your Pocket?

09.28.2007

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Wes Montgomery’s L-5 could be yours, along with vintage Les Pauls and other classic Gibson guitars. They’re all bound for the auction block.


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Band of Horses' Ben Bridwell: Don't Fix What Ain't Broke

Josh Baron
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09.28.2007

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Ben Bridwell has a burly beard and a mass of tattoos, creeping up his neck, down his arms, everywhere. He wears oversized Ray-Bans, smokes up a storm, and typically sports some pretty mean cowboy boots. It’s not surprising he’s the frontman for a group called Band of Horses. He might be the indie rock version of the Marlboro Man.
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The 10 Most Influential Albums Featuring Gibsons

Aidin Vaziri
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09.28.2007

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There are good albums. Then there are really good albums. And then there are those special albums. The ones that kick down the door, knock you on your back, and have their way with you. They rewrite the rules, spawn countless imitators, and no matter how much you play them, they grow better with each passing year. Each one of these albums fits these criteria. But they have something else in common: Each was crafted using a Gibson guitar or two (or three or four) in the studio.
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Winner of the Zakk Wylde Bullseye Les Paul Announced!

Ellen Mallernee
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09.27.2007

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Heroes on Heroes: Keith Richards on Muddy Waters

Sylvie Simmons
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09.27.2007

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Keith Richards on Hero Muddy Waters
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All-American Rejects' Nick Wheeler: On New Record and Childhood Dreams

Jonah Bayer
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09.27.2007

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Think that you’re a hardcore Gibson fan? Well, All-American Rejects guitarist Nick Wheeler has probably got you beat. Aside from owning more Firebirds than he can count (he literally has a spreadsheet to keep track of his guitars, but estimates that he owns about a dozen ‘Birds), he recently had the iconic Firebird logo inked onto his inner arm as a tribute to his favorite axe.
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Pearl Jam's New Doc Offers Dueling Gibsons and Then Some

Josh Baron
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09.27.2007

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You would think you were at a live concert what with all the clapping and singing along. But no, it was just the New York City premiere of Pearl Jam’s live concert film, Immagine in Cornice(Italian for “Picture in a Frame”) at the famous Ziegfeld Theatre. Between Pearl Jam fan club members, friends of filmmaker and photographer Danny Clinch, and more casual fans, the theatre felt as packed as one of the city’s bigger venues.
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