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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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What's the Deal with Reference Monitors?

Daniel Eriksson
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09.26.2016

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When you’re setting up your own recording space, choosing a good monitor system is imperative for accurate playback of your creations. Gibson Brands offer monitors from several high quality manufacturers, so let’s take a look at what to consider when choosing your new monitors.
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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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