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Rock’s Up-and-Comers Play Les Pauls

Russell Hall
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07.26.2007

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The rich tradition of the Les Paul remains very much intact with today’s trove of young guitarists. The thread that connects these talented up-and-comers, varied though they may otherwise be, is a love of classic rock, pop, and soul—and a lust for the instrument that their idols all played. In interview after interview, such musical giants as Paul McCartney and Jimmy Page fall trippingly off the tongues of this new generation of artists. With such legends as their primary touchstones, each of the following Les Paul players is pushing modern music to new heights.
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New Found Glory's Chad Gilbert: The Soundtrack to His Life (Download Free MP3!)

Jonah Bayer
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07.24.2007

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Seven years ago, the Florida-based pop-punk band New Found Glory released From The Screen to Your Stereo, an upbeat adaptation of classic movie soundtracks and themes which included everything from The Neverending Story theme song to Céline Dion’s Titantic-sized hit “My Heart Will Go On.”
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New Found Glory's Chad Gilbert: The Soundtrack to His Life

Jonah Bayer
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07.24.2007

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Seven years ago, the Florida-based pop-punk band New Found Glory released From The Screen to Your Stereo, an upbeat adaptation of classic movie soundtracks and themes which included everything from The Neverending Story theme song to Céline Dion’s Titantic-sized hit “My Heart Will Go On.”
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Singer-Songwriter Peter Karp on His Gibson Acoustic

Sean McDevitt
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07.23.2007

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"I can always tell where I’m going by the record I do,” singer-songwriter Peter Karp says, “because usually a year or two later I’m living some of the songs.”
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10 Great Gibson Les Paul Solos

Russell Hall
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07.19.2007

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It makes perfect sense that history’s most majestic guitar solos have been played on a Gibson Les Paul. With its rich sustain, distinctive tone, and finger-friendly fretboard, the Les Paul is part and parcel to the inspiration behind some of music’s most exhilarating moments.
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What Your Serial Number Can and Can't Tell You About Your Gibson

Ellen Mallernee
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07.17.2007

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Like a fingerprint or a social security number, the series of digits inked or impressed on the back of a Gibson headstock can go a long way toward identifying a guitar. But, with more than 75 years of shipping records in the Gibson books, and dozens of variations on numerical schemes used over the years, serial numbers sometimes do little to shed light on the origin of a mysterious Gibson.
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A Look at the SJ-200

Russell Hall
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07.16.2007

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What do country music legends Gene Autry, Lefty Frizzell, and the Everly Brothers all have in common? Answer: each played a Gibson SJ-200, one of the most iconic acoustic guitars in Nashville’s—and Hollywood’s—storied history. Celebrating its 70th year, the instrument remains the standard by which other flat-top acoustics are measured.
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Gibson Artist Elvin Bishop On Chicago Blues and His Gibson ES-345

Sean McDevitt
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07.16.2007

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Ask 64-year-old Elvin Bishop about his four-decade career in the music business, and his response is humble to say the least. “I’ve been in the right place at the right time a lot in my life,” he says. “I’ve just been lucky, you know?”
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Gibson Guitar and luxury lingerie company Agent Provoceatuer promote the Gibson Les Paul Goddess guitar during July 2007

07.12.2007

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Gibson Guitar recently announced its global partnership with the luxurious lingerie boutique Agent Provocateur. This exciting partnership is to celebrate the new Gibson Les Paul Goddess, an electric guitar designed specifically for women.
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Gibson Goes to Hamburg for Live Earth

07.09.2007

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Gibson took its involvement with Live Earth to global proportions over the weekend, joining up Saturday with the 24-hour concert series to combat global warming in Hamburg, Germany
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