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Presenting the Limited Edition RB-75VL Custom Banjo from Gibson Original Instruments

Thursday, March 19, 2009    3:20 PM

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For more than 85 years the Gibson banjo has been at the forefront of such musical genres as country, bluegrass, Celtic and now country-rock music. The hallowed history of this great instrument has numbered many classic models among the fold, with the pre-war RB-75 being the most revered of all. And now, Gibson Original Instruments is proud to bring this celebrated instrument back to life in the form of the Limited Edition RB-75VL Custom Banjo. Limited to a production run of just 15 banjos, the stunning RB-75VL is finished in Gibson’s vintage lacquer formulation, and accurately captures the tone and look of the most revered pre-war Gibson banjos.

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Presenting the New SG Carved Top-Autumn Burst

Monday, March 09, 2009    2:45 PM

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The introduction of the new SG Carved Top Autumn Burst – Gibson USA’s latest addition to its Limited Run Series – applies a large slice of elegance and painstaking luthiery to this already iconic rock guitar, making it the perfect marriage of Gibson’s heritage and innovation.

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Meet The Tribal V!

Monday, March 09, 2009    2:31 PM

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The latest addition to Gibson USA’s 2009 Limited Run Series takes the classic Flying V format to the next level in the form of the Tribal V – an instrument honed for the contemporary player with a modern tribal pattern art design accenting the lines of guitar’s traditional top and headstock.

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Introducing the 1959 ES-335 Dot Reissue from Gibson Custom

Monday, March 02, 2009    11:57 AM

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Gibson Custom is bringing the ES-335 back to the guitar world with the introduction of the 1959 ES-335 Dot Reissue, available in Antique Vintage Sunburst and Antique Natural finishes with either standard gloss or V.O.S. treatments.

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Presenting the Gibson Grabber II Bass

Monday, February 23, 2009    9:12 AM

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In 1973 the Gibson bass came out of the shadows in the form of the Grabber G1, a rock-minded four-string that grabbed the attention of bassists everywhere.

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Introducing the Holy Explorer and Gibson USA’s 2009 Limited Run Series

Monday, February 16, 2009    1:59 PM

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Holy? You betcha’, and the pun is intended on this one. Taking its cue from last year’s highly successful guitar of the month, the Holy V, Gibson USA is proud to introduce the first offering of its new 2009 Limited Run Series guitars, the Holy Explorer.

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Spotlight on the Michael Bloomfield 1959 Les Paul from Gibson Custom

Thursday, February 05, 2009    11:44 AM

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Thanks in large measure to the fiery and adventurous playing of Michael Bloomfield, the Gibson Les Paul Standard became one of the most revered electric blues guitars of the late 1960s and early ’70s.

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Spotlight On the 1962 Epiphone Wilshire Reissue

Wednesday, February 04, 2009    4:53 PM

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Erroneously referred to over the years as “budget models” and “poor-man’s Gibsons,” the Epiphone electric guitars manufactured at the Gibson factory in Kalamazoo, Mich., between 1959 and the early 1970s have long represented some of the greatest values around in quality American-made vintage instruments. That is, until the world discovered what a clever few guitarists had long understood — that these Epiphone electrics were not only a bargain, but also great playing and sounding guitars as well. That’s when the values of these early Epiphones started to escalate on the vintage market.

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Gibson Acoustic Unveils the New Songwriter Deluxe Standard

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Monday, January 26, 2009    5:14 PM

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It is no accident that the blueprint of this new 2009 model is based on Gibson’s Songwriter Deluxe, which was first released in 1999.

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Spotlight on the Jeff Beck 1954 Les Paul Oxblood from Gibson Custom

Tuesday, January 20, 2009    2:08 PM

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Surely, there are as many modified electric guitars in the world as there are guitarists who play them. But rare is the modified, “off-the-shelf” guitar that is elevated to iconic status by the artist who played it and the music created by it.

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