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Gibson Tone Tip: Tame Your Dirt

Dave Hunter
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04.22.2016

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Distortion tones which sound massive when you’re jamming solo in your basement or bedroom inevitably need to be dialed back in order to cut it in a live or recorded mix
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Gibson’s High Resolution Fret Scale: The Key to Better Intonation

Craig Anderton
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04.21.2016

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Fretless musical instruments like the violin let you play notes of any pitch, but guitar, piano, xylophone, and many other instruments constrain note pitches to the even-tempered scale.
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Gibson USA’s Stunning 2016 Limited Run Guitars

Michael Leonard
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04.19.2016

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Here's a selection of Gibson's Limited Run 2016 models – from luxuriant Les Pauls and SGs, from stunning Midtowns to souped-up 7-strings. Feast your eyes on some of the rarest guitars Gibson is building this year across all price ranges
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Great Gibson Guitars: the ES-335

04.18.2016

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From Chuck Berry to Dave Grohl, the 335 probably remains Gibson's greatest semi-solid. 2016 sees vintage recplicas, new bargain models, new colors and more. Here's a run-down of 2016-available guitars bearing that 335 name, and a few classics from the past
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The Plek Process: Amplifying Human Craftsmanship

Craig Anderton
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04.15.2016

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Because Gibson’s mission is to make the world’s finest musical instruments, the company got on board early with the Plek process. Due to the expense, at first it was applied to Custom shop guitars but since then, Gibson has invested in enough machines to apply Plek across all of Gibson’s guitar lines.
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3 Hot Memory Cable Tips

Chris Loeffler
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04.14.2016

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Got memory? You do if you have a Memory Cable, so you’ll never lose a riff again…or as Gibson likes to call it, “Inspiration Insurance.” But there are a few cool things that aren’t immediately obvious, so let’s talk tips.
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Why Gibson 'Buckers are Best

Michael Leonard
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04.08.2016

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Officially debuting 59 years ago, the Gibson Humbucker is a bona fide benchmark of guitar pickup design. And it keeps evolving, as all these options show...
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Road Test: Gibson Midtown Standard

Ted Drozdowski
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04.05.2016

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The Gibson Midtown Standard incorporates modern and classic design to create a timeless, lightweight and highly playable guitar that’s perfect for all genres — and easy to love!
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Rag-Time: How to Clean Your Guitar for Better Tone

Ellen Barnes
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04.04.2016

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The best — and least expensive — way to improve your guitar’s appearance, as well as its tone, is to administer a thorough cleaning. But there are a few guidelines that need to be followed when tackling the dirt, grease, perspiration and smoke that may have accumulated on your guitar, either from regular use or neglect; otherwise you risk permanently damaging the quality and resonance of your instrument. Whether it’s an acoustic or an electric that you’re aiming to clean, these tips still apply. If you have a vintage guitar, you’ll need to take special considerations, as explained in a note below.
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What’s your Favorite SG Pickguard?

Peter Hodgson
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03.31.2016

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There are three main SG pickguard types, and a few variations. Which is the most ‘you?’
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