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The World According to...Duane Allman

Anne Erickson
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05.08.2014

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At 24 years old, the world lost Duane Allman – guitarist and co-founder of the the Allman Brothers Band – far too soon, but his legacy and influence on the guitar lives on. In the following feature, we look through some past interviews with Allman, his friends and family to find out more about this rock ‘n’ roll guitar legend. Also, look for Gibson’s all-new Custom Duane Allman guitar to arrive this summer.
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Why Buy A Gibson Les Paul Standard?

Michael Leonard
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05.07.2014

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Or, to put it another way, why not? Since its debut in 1958, the Gibson Les Paul Standard has become a “gold standard” for electric guitars. Its shape is legendary. As is the mahogany body/maple top crafting. As is its ability to sound brilliant on rock, blues, jazz, metal and any genre you may fancy. With a good Gibson Les Paul Standard, you simply can’t lose… if your fingers can keep up.
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Gibson Les Paul Sunburst Stories

05.07.2014

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Gibson Les Paul sunburst fans are in for a treat with a new book, simply called Sunburst. Well, it’s Sunburst: How The Gibson Les Paul Became A Legendary Guitar, but you get the picture.
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Gibson Rocks Sundance London

Chloe Scannapieco
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05.07.2014

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Sundance Festival returned to London's O2 Arena for a third consecutive year, intent to build on past successes of publicising independent films and also to include a plethora of new music this time around. Gibson were chosen to host a pop up stage which was open for business late on Friday afternoon and accommodated an eclectic mix of singer/songwriters and musical acts all weekend long in a cohesive smattering of 30 minute sets.
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Playing in 7/4 Time

Peter Hodgson
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05.06.2014

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One of my favorite time signatures is 7/4: a nice lucky count of 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7. I’m not sure why. There isn’t a particular song in 7/4 that resonated with me at a crucial early stage of musical development — at least nothing that leapt out at me as being a specific example of that time signature in the same way that songs in, say, 5/4 did.
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Southern Rock Legend Charlie Daniels On His Career, His Stolen ’59 Les Paul, and the Best Guitar Solos

Ted Drozdowski
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05.06.2014

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The Southern rock grandpappy, who’s 77, has been a Nashville legend for over 50 years.
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Undercut, Fret Over Binding

05.05.2014

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Nothing is truly simple when it comes to making guitars...even a topic as seemingly straightforward as how the frets meet the neck and binding. In a continuing quest to make fingerboards ever more playable, Gibson now introduces undercut, fret over binding on all 2014 model guitars except the Les Paul Traditional.
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The Gibson Memory Cable™ is “Inspiration Insurance”

Craig Anderton
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05.05.2014

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Inspiration is fragile. Remember those songs you lost when you couldn’t record an idea in time, the great riff that came and went, or the computer crash that trashed a fantastic solo?
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Backstage Interview ... Tim Sult of Clutch

Chloe Scannapieco
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05.03.2014

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"I’ve got a black Les Paul custom and a white Les Paul custom. The white one is a 2006 custom shop and the black one is 80’s Norlin era."
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Why Cryogenically Treated Frets Are Better

05.01.2014

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Cryogenic treatment re-arranges the molecular structure of metals to distribute the molecules more uniformly. As an analogy, think of a flashlight—which basically scatters light—compared to a laser’s tight focus.
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