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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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New Limited Run Guitars from Gibson USA

Dave Hunter
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06.22.2016

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Take your pick, from a beautiful Les Paul Standard Double Cutaway, a full throttle Explorer and Flying V and a truly remarkable addition to the Les Paul Artist Series – the Pete Townshend Deluxe Goldtop '76.
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The Gloss and the Glory: The Range and Versatility of Gibson Custom’s Nitrocellulose Finishes

Dave Hunter
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06.14.2016

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There’s nothing quite like a genuine “nitro” finish—for looks, for feel, for tone. Although many other respected manufacturers have moved to easier and more affordable finishing processes over the years, Gibson has always used nitrocellulose lacquer on all of our American-made guitars.
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Great Gibson Guitars: The Les Paul

Michael Leonard
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06.09.2016

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Gibson. Les Paul. The Gibson Les Paul. Brand and man have been inseparable for 64 years now and, despite Les Paul's passing in 2009, it's not going to end any time soon. Any visitor to this site, any guitarist, even any casual music fan, will know that the Gibson Les Paul is one of the greatest guitars ever made.
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May the G FORCE™ Be with You

Craig Anderton
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06.03.2016

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Historically speaking, the third week in April has yielded a trove of memorable rock and roll-related events. An iconic alternative-rock band performed in public for the first time, sessions for a landmark album were concluded, and two legendary British bands met for the very first time.
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Essential Guitar Setup Tips

Michael Leonard
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06.03.2016

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From truss rods to bridge height to electronics... your guitar is complex. But if you give it some love, you'll be love it back too! Some basic maintenance you can do on your own. Other refinements are best left to a pro
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Single-Pickup vs. Double-Pickup Guitars

06.03.2016

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OK, smarty pants. Before we enter the debate on single-pickup vs. two-pickup guitars, we already know what you’re going to say. “When it comes to pickups, why would I want less when I could have more? More sonic options, more versatility, more bang for my guitar buck.”
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‘50s Wiring Meets ‘50s Controls

Craig Anderton
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05.27.2016

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Potentiometers have a spec called “taper,” which specifies how fast its value changes as you turn it. Because the human ear becomes less sensitive to volume changes at higher volumes, doubling the volume won’t sound twice as loud; you need to increase the level a lot more for it to sound twice as loud.
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