Guitarist Ryan Peake has spent the better part of the last decade touring the world in rock band Nickelback. That kind of a gig means his guitars take a beating.

Knowing he needs a sturdy, reliable guitar, Peake has found his match in a variety of Gibson guitars, from Flying Vs to Les Pauls.

“I’ve always felt it was a solid guitar,” Peake told “It doesn’t feel like it’s going to break. It’s hard to explain. I need something that needs feels like it’s solid and reliable physically. When I started playing, I was beating pretty hard on the guitars, so I put them through the ringer, and they don’t seem to fail me. As for quality, they don’t break down.”

Check back for’s full interview with Peake in the coming weeks. To find Nickelback’s upcoming tour dates, visit the band’s official website.