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Collector’s Choice™ Signature Models and True Historics: How the Custom Shop Procures Wood and Materials

Russell Hall
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03.03.2016

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To say Gibson’s Custom Shop spares no effort or expense with regard to its reissues program is an understatement. Whether it’s a Collector’s Choice™ guitar, a Signature model, or a True Historic, authenticity is the driving force behind the replication of the instrument at-hand.
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What are Custom Shop Badges?

03.03.2016

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Each Gibson Custom Shop guitar that passes through final assembly and inspection is fitted with a die cast badge, signifying it as an authentic Gibson Custom guitar that has met our high standards of craft.
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Gibsons for Goth

Peter Hodgson
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03.01.2016

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Are you into the darker, moodier side of rock? Here are some Gibsons for you.
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Zero-Fret Adjustable Nut: The Nut that Adjusts to You

Craig Anderton
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02.25.2016

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First introduced in 2015, Z-FAN for 2016 benefits from all-titanium construction for extreme durability, and a retaining screw so the nut stays in place when you change strings.
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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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