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New Limited Run Guitars from Gibson USA

Dave Hunter
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06.22.2016

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Take your pick, from a beautiful Les Paul Standard Double Cutaway, a full throttle Explorer and Flying V and a truly remarkable addition to the Les Paul Artist Series – the Pete Townshend Deluxe Goldtop '76.
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The Gloss and the Glory: The Range and Versatility of Gibson Custom’s Nitrocellulose Finishes

Dave Hunter
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06.14.2016

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There’s nothing quite like a genuine “nitro” finish—for looks, for feel, for tone. Although many other respected manufacturers have moved to easier and more affordable finishing processes over the years, Gibson has always used nitrocellulose lacquer on all of our American-made guitars.
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Great Gibson Guitars: The Les Paul

Michael Leonard
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06.09.2016

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Gibson. Les Paul. The Gibson Les Paul. Brand and man have been inseparable for 64 years now and, despite Les Paul's passing in 2009, it's not going to end any time soon. Any visitor to this site, any guitarist, even any casual music fan, will know that the Gibson Les Paul is one of the greatest guitars ever made.
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May the G FORCE™ Be with You

Craig Anderton
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06.03.2016

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Historically speaking, the third week in April has yielded a trove of memorable rock and roll-related events. An iconic alternative-rock band performed in public for the first time, sessions for a landmark album were concluded, and two legendary British bands met for the very first time.
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Essential Guitar Setup Tips

Michael Leonard
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06.03.2016

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From truss rods to bridge height to electronics... your guitar is complex. But if you give it some love, you'll be love it back too! Some basic maintenance you can do on your own. Other refinements are best left to a pro
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Single-Pickup vs. Double-Pickup Guitars

06.03.2016

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OK, smarty pants. Before we enter the debate on single-pickup vs. two-pickup guitars, we already know what you’re going to say. “When it comes to pickups, why would I want less when I could have more? More sonic options, more versatility, more bang for my guitar buck.”
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‘50s Wiring Meets ‘50s Controls

Craig Anderton
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05.27.2016

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Potentiometers have a spec called “taper,” which specifies how fast its value changes as you turn it. Because the human ear becomes less sensitive to volume changes at higher volumes, doubling the volume won’t sound twice as loud; you need to increase the level a lot more for it to sound twice as loud.
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A Quick Guide to Gibson Acoustic Tonewoods

Michael Leonard
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05.13.2016

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Gibson acoustics use the finest woods for brilliant tone and luxuriant looks. In 2016, that means traditional choices such as sitka spruce, mahogany and rosewood to Limited Editions in walnut, koa and more. What's your favorite?
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How Gibson's Multi-Shield Technology Minimizes Noise

Craig Anderton
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05.12.2016

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Gibson’s engineers figured there had to be a better way to shield guitars. So after extensive research, late night pizza dinners, and liberal amounts of coffee, they came up with changes that increase shielding effectiveness dramatically while also minimizing problems from static electricity buildup.
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Why I use a G FORCE™ Equipped Guitar

Daniel Eriksson
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05.06.2016

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Here are some situations where a G FORCE™-equipped guitar really comes in handy – advice from an experienced G FORCE™ user.
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