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Gibson Firebird V 2010

Motor City inspired design meets classic humbucking tone

 

By Alex Baker

 

The Gibson Firebird was one of the most radically-designed guitars in production when it was first introduced in the early Sixties. The design for the original 1963 Firebird was in part based on the Gibson Explorer but was heavily influenced by the tailfins of classic Detroit manufactured automobiles from the Fifties and Sixties. The Firebird was in fact designed by renowned automotive designer… Read More

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Gibson Unveils 50th Anniversary Thunderbird Bass

Gibson USA celebrates Golden Anniversary of boldly-styled bass beast

 

By Alex Baker

 

First introduced in 1963 as the bass counterpart to the Gibson Firebird guitar, the Gibson Thunderbird has been the weapon of choice for influential bass players like Motley Crue‘s Nikki Sixx, GNR’s Duff McKagan, and Read More

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Collector’s Corner: The Gibson Trini Lopez – Dave Grohl & Foo Fighters Perform


In Gibson Guitar history there is a select group that was/is accomplished enough to have Gibson put their name on a signature model guitar. Les Paul is of course the default pick in this group, but others such as Barney Kessel, Tal Farlow, and Trini Lopez are also members of this elite group. Yes, one of the chosen ones was Trini Lopez, the actor from the 60′s cult war film The Dirty Dozen and a music performer of whom Peter, Paul and Mary once retorted, “Our next album is… Read More

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