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Great Gibson Guitars: The Firebird

Michael Leonard
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08.17.2016

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Gibson's radical-shaped solidbody introduced mini-humbuckers and has an enviable history and great current models. Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, Johnny Winter, Skunk Baxter, Lynyrd Skynyrd and more have played them: read on for the finest Firebirds to fly...
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The Joy Of PLEKs

Peter Hodgson
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08.17.2016

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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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Know Your Fingerboards

Michael Leonard
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08.11.2016

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Gibson fingerboards come in many materials and looks, but what's “best” is really just a personal choice for you. There are traditional woods, durable woods, new materials and all sort so visual statements. Here's a few things about fingerboards you may have never even thought about before...
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How to Customize the 2016 HP Les Paul Studio and Standard

Craig Anderton
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08.01.2016

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The 2014 and 2015 Les Paul Standard guitars provide 13 unique pickup sounds—way beyond the usual bridge, neck, or both options—thanks to combining push/pull knobs with the standard pickup selector switch.
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Great Gibson Guitars: The Hummingbird

Michael Leonard
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07.28.2016

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A true classic of guitar making, Gibson's big and beautiful Hummingbird dreadnought marries ornate visuals to rich, broad tones. Illustrious players include Keith Richards to Jimmy Page, Chris Cornell to Eric Church – get ready to fly with these 2016 models
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Tame Your Terrible Transients: Gibson’s Transient Suppression

Craig Anderton
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07.22.2016

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Gibson’s unique transient suppression circuit, a switchable option in the High-Performance Les Paul Studio and Les Paul Standard versions, reduces your guitar’s very highest initial peaks (called “transients”).
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Collector’s Choice™ and Signature Guitars: The “Whys” and “Hows” of Replicating Vintage Gibsons

Russell Hall
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07.14.2016

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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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Bracing Basics of Your Gibson Acoustic

Michael Leonard
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07.12.2016

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Inside your Gibson acoustic, you'll find back and top bracing that is key to how much much your guitar weighs and its tone. Here's a quick guide to what bracing is and what it does, from old-time ladder bracing to X bracing and Gibson's Vintage and Modern methods.
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Flying V Fanatics

Daniel Eriksson
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07.05.2016

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Thinking about picking up a 2016 Gibson Flying V? The guitar has had a wide range of appeal in many different genres over the years. Here’s a look at some of the most well known Flying V fanatics from the past six decades!
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Which 2016 Gibson Les Paul Is Right For You?

Michael Leonard
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06.23.2016

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All the key details of 2016 Gibson Les Pauls are here, from necks to bodies to pickups. Which one's your favorite?
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