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Les Paul’s Favorite Les Paul – The Recording Model

Michael Leonard
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06.20.2014

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With input into some of the world’s most iconic guitars, you may think Les Paul’s favorite Les Paul would be a “legendary” one. An original ’52 Gold Top, maybe? Or a sunburst ’59 Standard? But no. Les Paul’s favorite was the Les Paul Recording model of the 1970s. It never sold particularly well. But to Les himself, it was the ultimate Gibson Les Paul.
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Tyler Ward on Touring and Dirty Socks

Andrew Vaughan
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06.20.2014

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Tyler Ward may have kick started his music career via YouTube (he’s one of the most popular acts on there) but he’s now a bona fide touring act.
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UK Metal Heaven: Download, Donington and Gibson

Chloe Scannapieco
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06.19.2014

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Gibson were there onsite all weekend, through the sun, rain and miscellaneous odours – maintaining a healthy balance of soaking up live music glory and diving backstage to score a variety of interviews…
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Guitar Chat with Richie Sambora and Orianthi

Chloe Scannapieco
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06.19.2014

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Gibson.com grabbed a few minutes with two guitar icons, Richie Sambora and Orianthi and discovered that they first met at a meat factory!
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5 Dead Musicians We Want to See Perform as Holograms

Anne Erickson
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06.19.2014

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Now that Tupac, Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley have been immortalized via the hologram – a technology that creates lifelike three-dimensional images – it’s likely more deceased musicians will soon “perform live,” as well. Although it’s admittedly a bit creepy, here are five dead musicians we want to see resurrected as holograms. Who do you want to see given the hologram treatment?
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Manchester Orchestra: a Post-Industrial-Noise-Pop Monkees

Ted Drozdowski
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06.18.2014

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Atlanta’s Manchester Orchestra is a self-propelled powerhouse whose hard working indie aesthetic has yielded five albums and more than seven EPs over the past decade. For their recently released album Cope, they built their own studio from scratch, reinventing the house where the band mates once lived together… kind of like a post-industrial-noise-pop Monkees.
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Sheryl Crow on Country Music and Her “Money Maker” Gibson Acoustic

Russell Hall
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06.17.2014

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A slight turn, not a giant leap. That’s how Sheryl Crow assesses the move she made into mainstream country music with her most recent album, Feels Like Home. She’s quick to point out that even “All I Wanna Do”—the Grammy-winning hit that vaulted her into the limelight 20 years ago—contained pedal steel from beginning to end. “I don’t think it’s necessarily that big a switch,” she says. “Today’s country format is where you hear the kind of music I’ve always made. It just happens that now I’m in a different category.”
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10 Great Session Guitarists

Michael Leonard
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06.17.2014

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You may think playing in a band is sometimes tough, but it’s nothing compared with being a session guitarist.
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Guitar Gals: The Top 10 Female Guitar Players of All Time

Anne Erickson
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06.16.2014

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While the world of guitar rock, admittedly, is male-heavy, a number of female players have risen to the top over the years, proving women have just as much aptitude for the 6-string as their male colleagues. These women crushed instruments and eardrums in pursuit of a new way to make the guitar sing, scream, shout and move souls.
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Min-ETune™: Smaller, Lighter, Faster, Better

06.16.2014

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Since the introduction of Robot Tuning in 2007, the technology has evolved dramatically—and the fifth-generation Min-ETune™ in the 2014 model year guitars is by far the best yet.
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