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Gibson’s Growling Glory: 70 Years of P-90 Tone

Dave Hunter
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11.10.2017

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Gibson first released its legendary P-90 pickup 70 years ago, and it has been a popular component ever since. Beloved for its rich, dynamic, and slightly gritty tone and appealing midrange punch, this historic single-coil is arguably more popular today than ever before, and continues to be a mainstay of many Gibson models. Take a look under the cover and see what makes this icon of tone tick.
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The Story of the Slash 1958 Les Paul First Standard

10.17.2017

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The original Les Paul Model featured a gold finish from its introduction in 1952 until it received a new cherry sunburst in 1958 along with a new name, "Les Paul Standard." It debuted at the July 1958 Music Industry Trade Show in Chicago but it didn't catch on until its beautiful appearance and resonant properties inspired the likes of Keith Richards, Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Mike Bloomfield, Duane Allman, Peter Green, Joe Walsh, Joe Perry — and eventually Slash — to perform with one.
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5 Ultimate Gibsons

Michael Leonard
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09.13.2017

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Gibson Custom has long been at the top of the guitar making tree, and these five amazing instruments showcase the very best of its work. Vintage replicas, an artist signature, dazzling craftsmanship... take your pick from the best of the best.
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Power of the Gibson P-90 Pickup

Michael Leonard
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08.22.2017

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The famed Gibson P-90 pickup isn’t necessarily “inferior” to the PAF humbucker, it’s simply different. Here’s a quick guide, and a selection of great Gibson USA and Gibson Custom models that come with P-90 power.
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HarmonyCentral.com on the Les Paul Standard HP and T: They're Each 'a Great Lifetime Musical Partner'

Anne Erickson
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08.17.2017

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In a new review, the folks at HarmonyCentral.com took a look at the Les Paul Standard HP and Les Paul Standard T and found positives in both Gibson models.
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In the Limelight: the Alex Lifeson ES-Les Paul

Michael Leonard
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07.28.2017

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With the approval of a bone fide rock legend, the latest ES-Les Paul is a Limited Edition beauty fit for any player. A mix of classic, vintage-alike tones and modern hybrid design makes it one of the most versatile Gibsons you can buy. Just ask Alex Lifeson.
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Collector’s Choice™ and Signature Guitars: The “Whys” and “Hows” of Replicating Vintage Gibsons

Russell Hall
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07.28.2017

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Nowhere in America is the intricate craftsmanship of guitar-making more fully in evidence than at Gibson’s Custom Shop in Nashville, Tennessee.
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The Joy Of PLEKs

Peter Hodgson
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07.28.2017

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The fretboard is where a heck of a lot of our guitaristic expression occurs. It’s where our fingers contact the strings to sound specific notes (of course), and that means that it’s an intersection between the physical and conceptual aspects of our playing. It’s where the strings get pushed, bent, tapped, hammered, pulled, flicked and otherwise harassed in the name of art.
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Make Your Guitar Zing: 5 Tips and 25 Songs for Using a Capo

Michael Leonard
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07.28.2017

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Capos are affordable and easy to use, yet often overlooked as a “must-have” in a guitarist’s equipment haul. From songwriting to backing new singers, from invigorating “tired” chord progressions to playing covers sets, a capo really is invaluable. Here’s some tips on how they can help and 25 songs you can tackle.
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Back In Black: Gibson Custom’s Les Paul, SG, V, Explorer and Firebird

Michael Leonard
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06.21.2017

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Nitrocellulose ebony finishes and multiply binding is back on some iconic Gibson electrics from Gibson Custom. These very limited edition 2017 models have high-output humbuckers, gold hardware and all the refinements needed to suit the modern player.
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