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The Quotable Pete Townshend: A Collection of His Thoughts, Then and Now

Russell Hall
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05.19.2015

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It’s hard to imagine rock and roll guitar without Pete Townshend’s pioneering influence. From his revved-up flamenco flourishes to those wind-milled power chords, Townshend brought monumental gifts to the instrument, creating a style that impacted just about every rock player who came in his wake. Fans are currently seeing those talents on full display—perhaps for the last time—as The Who continue their “Who Hits 50!” anniversary tour. To mark a half-century of great Who music, we’ve scoured an array of past interviews to uncover Townshend’s thoughts on guitar-playing and other matters.
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The Gibson Guitars of Pete Townshend

Michael Leonard
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05.19.2015

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The Who’s Pete Townshend has played – and smashed – many different guitar brands over the years. But he had a ripe period when he played – and again smashed - Gibsons. From the mid’’60s to mid-‘70s – for many The Who’s glory days – Townshend relied on a variety of Gibson electrics and acoustics. Here’s a brief rundown.
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Women Rock Too!

Daniel Eriksson
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05.18.2015

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Let’s take a closer look at five powerful women in rock, some of whom are known to rock the world with their Gibson guitars!
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The World According to…B.B. King

Anne Erickson
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05.18.2015

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B.B. King passed away Thursday night. He was 89. In this piece, we look back at quotes from the iconic musician and remember him. Thank you, B.B. King, for your heartfelt music.
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Musicians Remember B.B. King

Anne Erickson
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05.15.2015

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The music community is remembering B.B. King, the blues great who passed away in Las Vegas on Thursday at age 89. Slash, Joe Perry and more remember B.B. King.
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B.B. King: 1925 – 2015

Ted Drozdowski
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05.15.2015

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B.B. King was a great musician, a historic figure and the embodiment of many of the best qualities of American arts and culture. He will be deeply missed.
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Dylan and the Gibson SJ-200

Ted Drozdowski
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05.13.2015

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Gibson SJ-200 signature model artist and the world’s preeminent songwriter Bob Dylan celebrates his 74th birthday on May 24.
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How to Adjust Humbucker Height for Improved Tone

Ted Drozdowski
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05.13.2015

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Want a more controlled tone, more note clarity and other improvements? Consider adjusting the height of your guitar’s humbuckers.
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Paul Weller Guitarist Steve Cradock: There's Something Classical about the ES-335

Anne Erickson
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05.12.2015

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Paul Weller guitarist Steve Cradock speaks with Gibson.com about the Gibson guitars he used on Weller's upcoming album, Saturns Pattern.
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Five Great Star Guitars

05.11.2015

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Let’s take a look at five rockers, and see what they have to say about the Gibson guitars with which they are so closely associated.
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