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Gibson Touches Ground at Crossroads Festival

Sean McDevitt
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08.03.2007

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The nearly 30,000 fans who attended Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival in suburban Chicago on July 28 were treated to eleven hours of unforgettable moments, the most poignant of them courtesy of none other than B.B. King.
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Derek Trucks Does Crossroads Guitar Festival

Sean McDevitt
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08.02.2007

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At the recent Crossroads Guitar Festival in suburban Chicago, phenom guitarist Derek Trucks floored the sold-out audience with stinging slide runs on his ubiquitous Gibson Custom Shop SG ’61 Reissue, which bears autographs from a number of artists with whom he’s crossed paths during his brief but booming career—among them Hubert Sumlin, Otis Rush, Eric Clapton, Johnny Winter, and the late Little Milton.
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A Look at Emmylou Harris’ Signature Model

Russell Hall
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08.02.2007

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Gibson's legendary J-200 acoustic has long been associated with the singing cowboys of the '40s and '50s, but in recent decades the instrument's most prominent player has been incomparable singing cowgirl Emmylou Harris. From her career beginnings in the mid-'70s, Harris has favored the J-200, calling the guitar "a thing of beauty." In late 2002, in the form of the L-200, Gibson designed the Emmylou Harris Signature version of the J-200.
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A Look at Gibson’s John Lennon Les Paul Junior

Joe Bosso
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08.01.2007

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Whenever John Lennon played a Gibson, it became more than a guitar. It transformed into a powerful instrument of change. Whether issuing a desperate cry for "Help!" with his Gibson J-160E acoustic (a guitar he originally nicked from George Harrison), inciting political activism in "Revolution" on his prized Epiphone E230TD Casino (a guitar famously employed during the rooftop session of the Beatles' Apple headquarters), or during one of his last public appearances, at which he played his customized Gibson Les Paul Junior, Lennon's choice of guitars were an essential extension of his unique personality and creativity.
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Remembering Rock Rebel Glen Buxton

Russell Hall
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08.01.2007

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“He made Keith Richards look like a Boy Scout.” That’s how Neal Smith, drummer for the original Alice Cooper Group, sums up the rebellious spirit of bandmate Glen Buxton. Throughout the late ’60s and early ’70s, Buxton wore the band’s hard-living image with real-life authenticity. His physical countenance alone—wiry, thin-lipped, rings on every finger, bones and chicken claws dangling from bracelets and necklaces—embodied the band’s shock-rock reputation. More importantly, that spirit fueled a guitar style that would shape some of rock’s most memorable songs. Wielding his iconic white SG Custom, Buxton—along with fellow guitarist Michael Bruce—put muscle into such classics as “I’m Eighteen,” “Elected,” and “School’s Out.”
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Where’s Don?!: Don Crawford Does Crossroads

Ellen Mallernee
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08.01.2007

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In life, love, and rock 'n' roll, it's not just who you know. It's who knows you. And for many of the biggest, baddest, and brightest, there are two little words that act like a speakeasy's secret password, assuring entry into the hazy, crazy, velvety world of superstardom. Those two words are "Don Crawford."
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A Closer Look at the 1958 Les Paul Standard

Dave Hunter
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08.01.2007

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We might take the Gibson Les Paul Standard for granted today—it has been with us forever (well, 50 years in 2008) and is widely acknowledged as the greatest rock and electric blues guitar of all time—but in the year of its birth, the design was a genuine revelation, and a revolution in the making.
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Man Determined to Scientifically Prove SG Most Powerful Guitar Ever

Russell Hall
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07.31.2007

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With a Cherry Gibson SG nestled in his lap, Dr. Ricky Fromus settles into a chair behind a cluttered desk in his home office. There, Fromus, 36, has spent the better part of a decade researching the Gibson SG, in an effort to prove it unequivocally as the world’s most powerful guitar. Claiming an advanced degree in audio engineering, but declining to mention from where, Fromus works out of a guest house-cum-laboratory situated 40 feet from the home of his parents, with whom he lives.
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Today’s Top Female Guitarists Play Gibsons

Ellen Mallernee
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07.30.2007

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Joan Jett will be 49 this year, but her sinewy arms still light into her beat-up Gibson Melody Maker as if it were 1982, when she first broke onto the scene with her braying hit “I Love Rock N’ Roll.” Even then Jett had more than just smash records on her mind. “I really wanted to make it OK for girls to play,” she says.
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Bluegrass Legend Sam Bush On His Signature Gibson Mandolin

Russell Hall
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07.27.2007

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Legendary mandolinist Sam Bush knew right away he had something special on his hands when he got his ’37 Gibson F-5 back in 1973. Previously owned by bluegrass veteran Norman Blake, the mandolin was distinguished by its larger neck, wider fingerboard, and broader spacing between the string-pairs
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