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Top Tips For Left-Handed Guitar Players

Michael Leonard
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02.09.2015

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The world may not be “right” on a lot of days, but it’s certainly a right-handed world. Left-handers – estimated at 10-15% of all people – get a raw deal. Scissors, golf clubs, special non-smudging pens (think about writing on paper with your left, right-handers!), jar openers, gardening tools and more… All are specialized products you may need if you are left-handed.
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The Legacy of the Mighty Les Paul

02.06.2015

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We sat down with Dave Hunter to talk about the legacy of the mighty Les Paul, and what inspired him to write this book.
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Imagine Dragons Guitarist Wayne Sermon on New Album, Influences and His Favorite Gibsons

Russell Hall
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02.05.2015

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Slated for release February 17, Imagine Dragons’ second album, Smoke + Mirrors, finds the Las Vegas-based quartet further refining their melody driven, sonically adventurous sound. Guitarist Wayne Sermon spoke with us about the band’s influences, his favorite Gibsons, and the guitarists who impacted him most.
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How a White Les Paul Reissue Helped a 10-year-old Rock Band become Superstars

Ted Drozdowski
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02.04.2015

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In 1977, Lindsey Buckingham and his white Les Paul reissue helped Fleetwood Mac to superstardom.
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Top 10 Modern Blues Guitarists

Daniel Eriksson
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02.03.2015

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When Stevie Ray Vaughan passed away in 1990, he left a void in the world of young blues musicians. Over the past twenty years we have seen the emergence of many talented blues guitarists. Here are ten of the most influential blues guitarists to come along over the past couple of decades. Do you agree with our choices? Voice your opinion in the comments section.
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Bass Beauties! Meet the New Gibson 2015 Bass Guitars

Anne Erickson
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02.02.2015

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Gibson 2015 bass guitars are available now. This year, Gibson introduced two new basses to its collection: the SG Standard Bass 2015 and Thunderbird Bass 2015. Each model has its own distinctive features, character and, yes, growl.
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A Guitar Geek's Guide to Mandolins

Michael Leonard
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01.30.2015

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A guide to mandolin history and Gibson mandolins
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Five Easily Overlooked 2015 Model Year Improvements

Craig Anderton
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01.30.2015

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Of the many new 2015 guitar features, some fly “under the radar” because they may not be as obvious as the others, or visible without taking the guitar apart. So let’s look at five easily overlooked features that make the new guitars more playable, increase sustain, and/or improve reliability.
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Fun with Dropped A Tuning

Peter Hodgson
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01.30.2015

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A while ago I stumbled upon a tuning that became my new favourite: Dropped A. It’s simply this: tune your guitar to E Standard (E, A, D, G, B, E) but then take your low E string and drop it down until it’s an octave below your open A string, or A, A, D, G, B, E. I first hit upon this tuning when I was trying to play along with “No One Loves Me And Neither Do I” by Them Crooked Vultures, the side project featuring Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age, Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters and John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin. Then I did some digging and realised that there have been other songs that utilised this tuning.
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10 Alternative Gibson Players and Bands to Watch in 2015

Michael Leonard
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01.29.2015

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From singer-songwriter James Bay to tough riffing band Otherwise, there are many Gibson artists set for a big 2015.
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