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The Common Heritage of the Les Paul and SG Models

Dave Hunter
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08.31.2018

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The Gibson Les Paul and SG Standards are classic models that share a common heritage, as well as most of their essential ingredients. But they also have their differences, and while one can often sub for the other, each has its distinct personality.
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Legends of the Les Paul: Gary Moore

Dave Hunter
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08.20.2018

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Having acquired an already-legendary Les Paul from Peter Green, Gary Moore was a prime exponent of sizzling British blues-rock Les Paul tone, earning his own spot in the pantheon of Les Paul greats.
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10 Famous Gibsons Endowed with Memorable Nicknames

Russell Hall
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07.23.2018

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Guitarists have been known to sleep with their favorite instrument lying alongside them. It’s hardly surprising, therefore, that they often assign their go-to guitars with pet names.
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First Steps: 10 Greats Share How They Began Playing Guitar

Russell Hall
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07.17.2018

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The ways in which beginning players set out on their path are infinite, but it’s always instructive to examine the experiences of those who’ve gone before.
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Richlite: Eco-Friendly Tone for an Environmentally Conscious World

Dave Hunter
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06.04.2018

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Richlite is a dense, dark, durable, and sustainable version of ebony made from recycled paper and resin. The feel, tone and EQ of Richlite is virtually identical to ebony, which makes it a great substitute for this rapidly-dwindling resource.
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Legends of the Les Paul: Jeff Beck

Dave Hunter
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05.31.2018

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A true virtuoso, Jeff Beck is one of the most creative and original players ever to have strapped on an electric guitar—but he has never sounded more powerful than when he evolved through this trio of vintage Gibson Les Pauls in the late ’60s and early ’70s. But while most artists in this series are known for their canonization of one specific Les Paul, this legendary “guitarists’ guitarist” made three Les Pauls iconic through the most formative part of his career.
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Gibson Guitar Greats: Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Michael Leonard
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05.23.2018

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Eighty years after her first hit, Sister Rosetta Tharpe is finally being inducted into the Rock’n’Roll Hall Of Fame. Hallelujah! Gibson.com salutes a much-overlooked gospel superstar who was the First Lady Of Gibson and a crucial influence on Elvis, Chuck Berry Bob Dylan and many more...
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Glam Rock: How a Movement Was Powered by Gibson Guitars

Russell Hall
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05.09.2018

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Notwithstanding all the makeup and glitter, glam rock was filled with guitar-rock of the highest order. During its glory years, roughly the period from 1971 through 1975, the genre yielded a trove of classic albums, most of them powered by Gibson guitars.
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Gibson Files to Reorganize Under Chapter 11

Henry Juszkiewicz
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05.02.2018

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Yesterday, we made a significant announcement that marks the next phase of Gibson’s long and storied history. We are re-focusing the Company on the manufacturing of world-class, iconic musical instruments and the continued development of the global Gibson brand, by reorganizing around its core businesses in the Musical Instruments segment. Gibson has reached a Restructuring Support Agreement with its majority stakeholders that clears the way for the continued financing and operations of the musical instruments business.
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Introducing Gibson's New Signature Artist...You.

05.01.2018

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Our Made 2 Measure program allows you to configure your very own signature guitar. From the perfect finish color to just the right neck profile, every detail of your dream guitar can be brought to life in Gibson’s factories.
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