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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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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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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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