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5 Ultimate Gibsons

Michael Leonard
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09.13.2017

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Gibson Custom has long been at the top of the guitar making tree, and these five amazing instruments showcase the very best of its work. Vintage replicas, an artist signature, dazzling craftsmanship... take your pick from the best of the best.
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Power of the Gibson P-90 Pickup

Michael Leonard
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08.22.2017

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The famed Gibson P-90 pickup isn’t necessarily “inferior” to the PAF humbucker, it’s simply different. Here’s a quick guide, and a selection of great Gibson USA and Gibson Custom models that come with P-90 power.
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HarmonyCentral.com on the Les Paul Standard HP and T: They're Each 'a Great Lifetime Musical Partner'

Anne Erickson
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08.17.2017

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In a new review, the folks at HarmonyCentral.com took a look at the Les Paul Standard HP and Les Paul Standard T and found positives in both Gibson models.
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In the Limelight: the Alex Lifeson ES-Les Paul

Michael Leonard
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07.28.2017

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With the approval of a bone fide rock legend, the latest ES-Les Paul is a Limited Edition beauty fit for any player. A mix of classic, vintage-alike tones and modern hybrid design makes it one of the most versatile Gibsons you can buy. Just ask Alex Lifeson.
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Collector’s Choice™ and Signature Guitars: The “Whys” and “Hows” of Replicating Vintage Gibsons

Russell Hall
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07.28.2017

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Nowhere in America is the intricate craftsmanship of guitar-making more fully in evidence than at Gibson’s Custom Shop in Nashville, Tennessee.
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The Joy Of PLEKs

Peter Hodgson
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07.28.2017

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The fretboard is where a heck of a lot of our guitaristic expression occurs. It’s where our fingers contact the strings to sound specific notes (of course), and that means that it’s an intersection between the physical and conceptual aspects of our playing. It’s where the strings get pushed, bent, tapped, hammered, pulled, flicked and otherwise harassed in the name of art.
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Make Your Guitar Zing: 5 Tips and 25 Songs for Using a Capo

Michael Leonard
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07.28.2017

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Capos are affordable and easy to use, yet often overlooked as a “must-have” in a guitarist’s equipment haul. From songwriting to backing new singers, from invigorating “tired” chord progressions to playing covers sets, a capo really is invaluable. Here’s some tips on how they can help and 25 songs you can tackle.
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Back In Black: Gibson Custom’s Les Paul, SG, V, Explorer and Firebird

Michael Leonard
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06.21.2017

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Nitrocellulose ebony finishes and multiply binding is back on some iconic Gibson electrics from Gibson Custom. These very limited edition 2017 models have high-output humbuckers, gold hardware and all the refinements needed to suit the modern player.
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Legends of the Les Paul: Paul Kossoff

Dave Hunter
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06.19.2017

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Paul Kossoff started young in the music business—charting huge hits with British blues-rockers Free while still just in his teens—and packed enough into his 11-year career to be remembered as a prime proponent of classic Les Paul tone. Following a brief post-Free solo career, Kossoff died of a drug-related heart attack in 1976 at the age of 25, but his playing remains and enduring example of what the Les Paul can do.
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Ten Pickup Tricks & Tips

Dave Hunter
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06.14.2017

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Although they are relatively simple devices, pickups are greatly affected by several variables that can radically influence the way they perform in your electric guitar. Slight changes in the way you use them, adjust them, and care for them can also lead to dramatic differences in their sound. Dig into these tips, tricks, and tidbits of general advice that will help you get the most out of your own electromagnetic devices.
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