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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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Gibson Partners with the 2007 Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland

06.29.2007

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Gibson has announced its partnership with the 41st annual Montreux Jazz Festival, in which Gibson will participate as the official musical instrument provider of the festival and title sponsor of the Gibson Montreux Jazz Guitar Competition. The festival takes place July 6-21 in the spectacular city of Montreux, Switzerland.
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Pop Producer, Vintage Gibson Collector: Gibson Interviews Butch Walker

Ellen Mallernee
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06.19.2007

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Butch Walker strolls through the front door of his cushy Malibu beach house, and his two dogs come skidding across the floor with outstretched toenails and a chorus of contented woofs. Stretching out a sleeve of tattoos to scratch a pug behind the ear, 37-year-old Walker muses, “I don’t know if I want to put out another record right now. I feel like that whole process is so cliché and so ’80s.
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Jesse Malin Uses Gibson J-45 and Les Paul on Excellent New Album

Ellen Mallernee
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06.14.2007

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This time last year, quintessential New York rock ’n’ roll underdog Jesse Malin could be found crashing on a friend’s couch, his lanky limbs crimped between the two arms of a loveless loveseat. “Couching it at 38 years old was depressing,” admits Malin, whose lifelong love affair with New York had by all accounts gone sour. After recording his tremendous third solo album Glitter in the Gutter in Los Angeles, Malin had returned to the city only to find that his East Village apartment was being converted into a condo that he couldn’t afford.
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Gibson Foundation Offers Support to A Child's Right

06.12.2007

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Non-profit relief organization A Child’s Right installed five water purification systems to orphanages and child welfare centers in China earlier this month with support provided by the Gibson Foundation. The water purification systems provide access to clean water for thousands of children, while also allowing newborns to receive formula made with purified water for the first time.
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