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Check Out Duke Robillard's Collection of Gibsons!

Sean McDevitt
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08.17.2007

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In the life of a working musician like Duke Robillard, guitars come and go. The venerable and highly respected guitarist, a master of styles ranging from blues to jazz to jump to swing, has a dazzling collection of roughly 40 to 50 guitars, most of them Gibsons or Epiphones.
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Tool: The Fine Art of Heavy Metal

Josh Baron
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08.17.2007

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There’s a saying about Grateful Dead fans that goes, “everybody knows a Deadhead.” The same can be said about fans of the band Tool. With a devoted, rabid following, Tool have brought hard rock to new levels of artistry.
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Blonde Redhead Use Gibsons to Create Pastoral Art Rock

Russell Hall
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08.17.2007

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If there’s a recurring theme that runs through Blonde Redhead’s career thus far, it’s one of constant growth and change. Over the course of seven albums, the New York City-based trio has morphed stylistically from shrieking, avant-garde dissonance to beautifully pastoral art-rock.
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Staind's Aaron Lewis Loves Gibson Acoustics

Joe Bosso
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08.17.2007

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Taking a break from his band Staind, singer-songwriter Aaron Lewis calls his solo-acoustic tour "Have Guitar, Will Travel." But a more apt title would be "Have a Couple of Really Awesome Guitars, Will Travel."
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Gibson Electrics Put the Power in Punk Rock

Russell Hall
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08.15.2007

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Punk rock guitarists have sometimes been stereotyped as lacking in ability, but nothing could be further from the truth. “Punk guitarists have never really gotten our due because for so long we were considered to be non-musicians,” Patti Smith guitarist Lenny Kaye once said. “But the fact is we all like to talk about the arcane aspects of guitar playing. It’s just hard when the interviewer is talking about the pentatonic and you’re thinking about a gin and tonic.”
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The Man, The Myth, The Metal: Gibson Interviews Zakk Wylde

Joe Bosso
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08.15.2007

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Zakk Wylde is a man who says what he means, and does what he says. From the moment he picked up a Les Paul at age 15, he pursued his dream of joining Ozzy Osbourne's band with the force of a freight train. Practicing as much as 12 hours a day—from the time he came home from school till the time he went back the next morning—his proficiency on the instrument was astonishing. It wasn't long before everybody in his hometown of Jackson, New Jersey realized somebody special was in their midst.
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Les Is More: America's Best-Selling Bands Play Les Pauls

David Sprague
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08.15.2007

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Like no other guitar, the Les Paul has stood the test of time. Beautiful, powerful, and comfortable, it delivers an authentic and utterly unique warmth, and an unmistakable hard rock crunch that no guitar can match. Players from across rock’s spectrum have found it to be the ideal vehicle to drive both raging riffs and swirling atmospherics—and lately, plenty of them have been driving those tunes straight to the top of the charts. More than ever, the sound of great new music is powered by the mighty Les Paul.
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The Gibson Difference: The Care and Quality of Gibson USA

Russell Hall
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08.10.2007

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One look inside the Gibson USA Factory in Nashville, Tennessee, and it instantly becomes clear why Gibson guitars are the finest in the world. At their workstations, dedicated luthiers attend to the manufacturing process with a concentration akin to a mother hovering over a newborn. Every Gibson solidbody electric—with the exception of Custom Shop instruments—is made here, assembled with love and care by a team of 400-plus employees. From start to finish, the length of time spent making a single guitar averages 21 days, with quality control being paramount.
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Lightnin’ Hopkins: In the 1960s This Texas Bluesman Changed the Sound of Modern Music with the Gibson J-50 and a Handful of Chords

Sean McDevitt
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08.09.2007

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Known for finessing a handful of chords on his Gibson J-50 into a career’s worth of gritty, powerful blues tunes, Lightnin’ Hopkins occupies a unique space within the context of 20th century blues, thanks to his economical guitar style and gift for haunting storytelling. With an overwhelming discography that includes hundreds of sides, he is easily one of the most prolific, widely recorded bluesmen in history.
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Happy Birthday, Edge!

Ellen Mallernee
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08.08.2007

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On Wednesday, August 8, The Edge will turn 46. Gibson would like to wish him a big happy birthday!
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