Theory of a Deadman frontman Tyler Connolly recently spoke with Gibson.com about why he plays Gibsons on the road and in the studio.
Connolly is a big fan of Les Pauls on tour and for recording, and when he’s writing at home, he opts for the J-200.
What is it about Gibsons that make them a good fit for Connolly’s playing style?
“You know, you go into studio and have all the Gibsons lined up, and it’s just the character of those guitars,” he said. “There aren’t a lot of guitars out there that have been built over the decades that have as much character as a Les Paul.
“For me, it’s one of the most distinguished sounds. When I bought my first Les Paul, it sounded like rock and roll. Something about it. I would pick up another guitar, and it wouldn’t sound like rock and roll until I picked up a Les Paul.”
Check back next week for Gibson.com’s full interview with Connolly.
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