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Acoustic Guitars

Gibson Jackson Browne Acoustic Guitar

The Gibson Acoustic Jackson Browne Model is a true collaboration between the artist and the guitar maker and is inspired by Gibson’s fabulous Jumbo body design of the 1930’s.

Jackson worked with Gibson Montana for 5 years perfecting this “round shoulder” Jumbo. He desired to create for upcoming generations of musicians the best acoustic guitar available — made by Gibson — with no modern “compromise” or shortcuts in construction, design, and features. This guitar would deliver the most natural and magical “tone quality” & superior live performance capability anywhere on this planet .

The Gibson Jackson Browne Model design is based on the Gibson acoustic guitars Jackson has been performing with for over a decade — that have left his audiences in awe of his natural acoustic tone on the big stage. […]

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Gibson Les Paul BFG Gator

The BFG line of Les Pauls has been well-received by the public. The “photo-finish” archtops, which remove so much of the woodworking from the process, allows Gibson to sell the Les Paul at prices comparable to what people have always been willing to pay for standard American Fenders. A Les Paul Custom, costing three times as much […]

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Gibson Firebird X: The Fourth Dimension Awaits

Firebird X is the first guitar that allows players to access the fourth dimension. So what is the fourth dimension, exactly? Well, in order to understand that, we must understand the first three. Dimension 1 equals the basic guitar body. Dimension 2 came along in the 1920s and 30s when electromagnetic pickups were pioneered. Dimension 3 appeared when Les Paul tweaked the first guitar effects in the late 1940s. […]

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Gibson Angus Young SG Hands-On Review

Angus’ original go-to axe was a red ’68 SG Standard with a Lyre vibrato tailpiece, which he swapped out for a more string-stabilizing fixed tailpiece. Gibson’s new Angus Young SG reflects that modification, as well as other “wish list” items that comprise the AC/DC lead guitarist’s ultimate SG. Gear-Vault Guitar Reviews […]

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Gibson Custom Don Felder ‘Hotel California’ 1959 Les Paul

Gibson Custom has introduced the Don Felder “Hotel California” 1959 Les Paul, an instrument created in the image of Felder’s original 1959 ‘Burst used for nearly all of the solos on the Eagles’ Hotel California album. Produced as a three-tiered Limited Edition, there will be 50 guitars hand-aged by Gibson Custom and personally signed by Don Felder, 100 hand-aged, and a further 150 given Gibson’s VOS treatment. […]

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Gibson Randy Rhoads Les Paul Custom

Gibson artisans have worked closely with the Rhoads family to perfectly reproduce the exact rich amber color of the original guitar. Rendered in period detail, the Randy Rhoads 1974 Les Paul Custom captures all the fire and aggression of this hard-rock favorite of the early ’70s, including numerous details that were particular to the model’s production for a relatively short period of time. Specific woods, pickups and dimensions have been painstakingly recreated by Gibson Custom, and the precise look of Rhoads’s own guitar also has been captured […]

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Blog & Roll: Gibson Slash Appetite For Destruction Les Paul

Slash tracked Appetite For Destruction using a replica of a Les Paul, not an actual Gibson. In fact, there are a couple of replica Les Pauls that he toured and recorded with in the original Guns period, one made by Max Guitars in Hollywood and one made by luthier Kris Derrig. The video for “Welcome To The Jungle”, which is where most of us saw Slash for the first time, shows him playing the Max guitar. So is Gibson selling what amounts to be a copy of a copy for the better part of $5000? […]

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Future Vintage: What instruments will be hot in the next decade?

We all love guitars and gear, right? That is why you are reading Gear-Vault and that is why I am writing this article. Those of us who have been doing this for more years than we might care to admit have seen the guitar market rise and fall and many different pieces of gear fall in and out of favor with the musos, collectors, and fetishers out there. Of course, the real vintage stuff, like 50’s and 60’s Strats, Teles, and Les Pauls, have risen to obscene levels of value that have put them into the realm of fantasy for most of us. […]

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Gibson Guitars Being Investigated By US Police

Gibson Guitars is being investigated by the police in the United States for allegedly using illegal wood to create its products.

Federal agents recently raided the company’s Massman Road manufacturing facility in Nashville, Tennessee.

Wood, computers, files and guitars were seized as they searched for evidence of Gibson receiving illegal rosewood from Madagascar via Germany. […]