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Guitar Talk with Comedian Marc Maron

Peter Hodgson
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05.15.2014

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Marc Maron is one of us. He’s a music fan and a guitar guy, and he understands the therapeutic power of plugging your axe into a tube amp and squeezing your emotions out through the strings when words just don’t quite nail it. But Marc’s true calling is as a comedian - and an especially personal, confessional, occasionally dark, usually thought-provoking one.
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Five “Hidden” Min-ETune™ Talents

Craig Anderton
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05.14.2014

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Min-ETune™ was intended to be simple to use, and most people are familiar with how it works: push a button, strum the strings, and watch the roboheads turn around until the guitar is in tune. And most people also realize that it’s possible to do alternate tunings with equal ease.
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Can You Really Mix on Headphones?

Craig Anderton
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05.13.2014

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Of course you can mix on headphones, but should you? The conventional wisdom says you shouldn’t…but the conventional wisdom also said nuclear power would be too cheap to meter, the housing boom would last forever, and the Titantic was unsinkable.
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10 Things to Know about Tool

Anne Erickson
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05.12.2014

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Tool are still working on their new album, but that’s okay, because with Tool, it’s always worth the wait. While we twiddle our thumbs in anticipation of new tunes, we look at 10 Interesting Facts About Tool.
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Gary Rossington on playing Gibson Guitars

Daniel Eriksson
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05.09.2014

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These days guitarist Gary Rossington is the sole surviving member of the original Lynyrd Skynyrd lineup. The band that most people, including the band themselves, thought was over after that horrible plane crash in 1977 that left the band without singer Ronnie Van Zant and guitarist Steve Gaines, has been steadily releasing new material since their re-formation in 1987.
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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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