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Great Gibson Guitars: the J-45

Michael Leonard
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02.19.2016

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Since 1942, the Gibson J-45 has gone through some changes but essentially remains true to its original genius. And Gibson's best-ever-selling acoustic just got better with new finishes, pickup options, PLEK tech, G Force tuning and more.
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Fun With Capos

Peter Hodgson
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02.12.2016

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I remember the first time I ever saw a capo. One of my school teachers had one on a twelve-string guitar while she was playing a song at a school assembly. I was probably about 8 years old and already interested in guitar, but there was something about what she was singing and playing which made me associate the capo with wimpy songs played by old ladies (she was probably only 25, really, but to an 8-year-old that was ancient).
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Cryogenically Treated Frets: Not Heavy Metal—Stronger Metal

Craig Anderton
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02.12.2016

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The 2014 guitars introduced cryogenic fret treatment, and the positive results were so dramatic that the 2016 model year guitars (both Traditional and High-Performance versions) retain this innovative feature.
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Tuned Coil Tap vs. Tap vs. Split

Craig Anderton
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02.04.2016

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One way to change tone is changing pickups, but that’s messy, a hassle to reverse, and voids warranties.
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Which 2016 Acoustic is Praised in Stellar Review?

Russell Hall
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01.14.2016

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Guitarist magazine recently had high praise for the Gibson 2016 J-45 Vintage acoustic. “Generally speaking, you can tell a good instrument by the levels of interest it's given when it finds its way into our offices,” wrote the reviewers, “and, in the instance of the J-45 Vintage, we played a game of pass the parcel, everybody throwing a few superlatives into the pot as they took their turn.”
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The Ultimate Semi?

Michael Leonard
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01.14.2016

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From Chuck Berry to B.B. King to Dave Grohl, the Gibson ES-335 range has graced great guitarists and great recordings for nearly 60 years. Here's the real deal of the ultimate semi-solid guitar that continues to rule history.
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2016's Gibson Memphis Belles

Michael Leonard
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01.08.2016

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Updated ES-335s, the latest ES-Les Pauls, fantastic Gibson “jazzboxes”, brilliant basses and more... The craft-people of Gibson in Memphis are still delivering the goods
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Gibson Flying V: A Rich History Gets Richer

Russell Hall
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01.07.2016

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Flying V devotees in the past 40 years include a Who’s Who of legendary figures, including Michael Schenker, Marc Bolan, Billy Gibbons, Wishbone Ash’s Andy Powell, and Paul Stanley. Lenny Kravitz and (more recently) Grace Potter have made the V their go-to instrument for straight-up rock. Today, the Flying V is represented in every genre of contemporary music—from country to punk, from pop to nu-metal.
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Meet 2016’s Semi-Hollowbody Les Pauls

Peter Hodgson
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01.07.2016

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Gibson Memphis offers three semi-hollowbody Les Paul models in 2016: two different takes on the six-string classic and a bass.
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Meet the Gibson Memphis 2016 Lineup

Anne Erickson
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01.06.2016

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The Gibson Memphis 2016 Model Year brings together the charm and elegance of the classics with the technology of the future.
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