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By On Thursday, July 21st, 2016

Vintage Time Machines: 1961 Gibson Les Paul Custom

In a new series, G&B goes guitar shopping on, and we might just have blown the whole budget already… Much as the mid-1960s were a ‘transitional era’ for Fender, the first years of that decade More...

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By On Friday, May 27th, 2016

Gibson Custom’s True Historic Les Pauls in depth

Gibson’s Nashville Custom Shop produces some of the most desirable electric guitars on the planet. We venture inside to find out why the company thinks its new True Historic series guitars are the best Les Paul More...

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By On Monday, May 9th, 2016

Gibson Memphis 1958 ES-335 VOS review

1958 was also the year of the sunburst Les Paul, the Flying V and the Explorer, but Gibson’s thinline archtop was arguably the greater achievement. Chris Vinnicombe winds back the clock… It’s hard to More...

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By On Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

Vintage Bench Test: 1965 Gibson ES-335

With more than 50 years on the clock, this classic semi-acoustic is still in near-mint condition. Huw Price makes a close inspection… It’s never been entirely clear if ‘iced tea’ and ‘honeyburst’ were More...

By On Monday, March 21st, 2016

25 essential Gibson Les Paul mods and upgrades

From easy, zero-cost modifications that take a few short minutes to tone-expanding wiring changes, clever vibrato technology and even head-to-toe boutique vintage makeovers, there are many ways to customise, improve More...

By On Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

NAMM 2016: Gibson Memphis 2016 line-up revealed

NAMM 2016: The Gibson Memphis 2016 line-up has been revealed. Gibson say that the new series has a much more traditional take on build and design than previously explored and that is has also drawn inspiration from More...

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By On Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

News: Babicz announces a new Gibson-style bridge

Babicz has announced a new range of full contact bass bridges to retrofit to Gibson-style 3 point bridges. The Babicz bridge defines itself on giving your bass better sustain and tone. Read the official info More...

By On Friday, November 20th, 2015

The Latest Guitar & Bass Classics: The Gibson Archtop Bible 2015 is on sale from Friday 20 November

      Gibson archtops have been at the centre of some of rock ’n’ roll’s most important recordings and, in the hands of the likes of Chuck Berry, Scotty Moore and Charlie Christian they’ve More...

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By On Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

Vintage Bench Test: 1954 & 1957 Gibson Les Paul Goldtops up close

Forget the flames and blingy ’Bursts, we check out two gold Les Pauls from the mid 1950s. Huw Price chooses the one that sets the Standard Welcome to the first in a new series in which we get up close and personal More...

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By On Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

News: Kossoff’s ’59 Gibson Les Paul up for auction

Paul Kossoff’s ’59 Gibson Les Paul is up for auction in Bonhams on 10 December, We’re pretty sure it’s going to make a pretty penny … The ’59 Gibson Les Paul is legendary in More...