Bush guitarist Chris Traynor recently spoke with Gibson.com about why he opts for Gibsons and only Gibsons on the road and when recording.
Traynor’s go-to guitar is a Les Paul, and he also makes use of a few Explorers.
Why does Traynor gravitate toward Gibsons?
“Gibsons are solid guitars. They had a deeper sound and a more connected sound,” Traynor said. “The image of a Gibson to me is iconic. All the guitar players that I’ve gravitated to – Slash when I was in high school, Jimmy Page when I was growing up, Peter Green – most of the people I looked up to played Gibsons.
“To me, it’s the guitar that looks right. It’s the guitar that looks like rock and roll. Without it, it just doesn’t feel right.
“When I plug in, they have a low end, and it’s funny to say it this way, but my guitar tech and I always say that ‘Gibsons have more ass,’” he laughed. “Gibsons have this low end that no other modern guitar gets. Other guitars seem to be half a guitar compared to Gibson.”
Check back next week for Gibson.com’s full interview with Traynor.
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