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Here's Why the Les Paul Traditional is 'Traditional'

Anne Erickson
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02.09.2017

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Ever wonder what is so "traditional" about a Les Paul Traditional? Here you go!
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10 Champions of the Gibson EB Bass

Russell Hall
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02.03.2017

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The EB line of Gibson basses has long been known for the instrument’s distinctive tone and exceptional playability. Small wonder that these 10 acclaimed players relied on the instrument to achieve some of their best work.
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2017 Gibson Les Paul Studio vs Les Paul Standard

Michael Leonard
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02.02.2017

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The new Gibson Les Paul Studios and Standards have much in common, but offer some key differences, too. Here’s a quick guide to the look, feel and tonal options of each, which – just maybe – will make choosing you next Les Paul a bit easier...
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10 Players Who Rose to Fame with Gibson Explorers

Russell Hall
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01.26.2017

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Hard to believe, but nearly 60 years have passed since Gibson launched the Explorer model as part of the company’s “modernist” range of instruments. Even more remarkable, the Explorer’s radical design remains as strikingly original as ever. For 2017, Gibson is offering two Explorer models from which players can choose: the Traditional (T) model, crafted in the image of the original instrument; and the High Performance (HP) model, which adds modern comfort and contemporary sonic features to the original design, while keeping intact the distinctive power and sustain that’s made the Explorer an enduring classic. Below, we profile 10 great players for whom the Explorer has proved indispensable.
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Small is Beautiful: Gibson Mini-Humbuckers

Michael Leonard
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01.25.2017

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The mini humbucking pickups found on classic Les Paul Deluxes and Firebirds have their own unique tone yet are still 100% Gibson! The likes of Thin Lizzy, Johnny Winter, Eric Clapton, Joe Bonamassa and Roxy Music all love that mini-bucker tone. For a quick 101 on some small but beautiful pickups, read on...
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T or HP? What's Best for me?

Daniel Eriksson
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01.16.2017

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Let’s have a look at the main features of our Traditional and High Performance series for Gibson’s 2017 lineup. If you want a handcrafted guitar made with the utmost quality, playability and tone in mind, you’ve come to the right place!
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Explained! The 2017 Gibson Les Paul Classic vs Traditional

Michael Leonard
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01.13.2017

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Want to know the subtle but important differences between the 2017 Gibson Les Paul Classic and 2017 Gibson Les Paul Traditional? Of course you do. Harmony Central’s Craig Anderton has penned a handy overview addressing neck, tuners, pickups, weight relief maple tops and more...
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“The 335 Was A Masterstroke!” New Book Charts the History of a Gibson Classic

Michael Leonard
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11.09.2016

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The new, unofficial Gibson 335 Guitar Book charts the development and ongoing history of the guitar world’s most-loved semi-solid. Author Tony Bacon offers his own thoughts on an enduring Gibson classic, while the book will help you now the difference between “dots” and “blocks”, the 335, 345, 355, 336, 339, the Trini Lopez and more...
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DIP, Split and Tap? 2017 Gibson Les Paul Pickups Explained

Michael Leonard
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10.25.2016

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Gone are the days when a Gibson Les Paul was only just two ‘buckers, controlled by two Vols and two Tones. On the 2017 range of High Performance Gibson Les Pauls, there’s a whole new world of tone at your fingertips, making a modern Les Paul one of the most versatile electric guitars ever made. As always, Gibson gives you plenty of choice.
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What are Gibson’s Top Guitar Innovations?

Russell Hall
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10.05.2016

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In recent years, Gibson has brought to bear a trove of ideas and innovations to guitar-making, enhancing the tone, function and playability of its instruments through dint of research and brainstorming. We decided to gather 10 examples of such innovations—many of which were developed with the modern player in mind.
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