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Gibson Midtown Kalamazoo Unveiled

Gibson readies latest version of its contemporary archtop tribute to the Byrdland

First introduced in 2011, the Gibson Midtown series has been popular with players looking for the best of classic retro style along with contemporary power and playability. The latest incarnation of the popular Midtown series is the Gibson Midtown Kalamazoo.

Named for Kalamazoo, Michigan (where the Gibson Byrdland was originally produced) the Kalamazoo upholds the Midtown tradition of marrying classic style with innovation. The Kalamazoo takes style cues from the Byrdland,… Read More

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The Cort Yorktown – BV: Gretsch Style Meets Gibson Sound

Asian guitarmaker’s new hollowbody looks Gretsch on the outside but is all Gibson under the hood

 

By Alex Baker

 

South Korean guitar manufacturer Cort has introduced the new Yorktown BV – a stunning hollowbody with twin humbuckers and a body-style that takes its cues from classic American Gretsch models.

 

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Gibson Introduces 1959 Dot Fret ES-335 Models

Classic humbuckered hollow-body recreated for a new generation

 

Gibson Memphis has introduced a new reproduction of the much-coveted 1959 Dot Fret ES-335. The new ES-335TD and ES-335TDN have both been faithfully modeled after an original 1959 ES-335, down to the distinct “Mickey Moue” cutaway.

 

Here’s what Gibson had to say about the 1959 Dot Fret ES-335:

 

 

1959 ES-335

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The Gary Moore Les Paul Standard

Gibson USA unveils signature axe dedicated to late great blues rock legend

 

By Alex Baker

 

Gibson Guitars has unveiled the Gary Moore Les Paul Standard, a signature model based on the one-of-a-kind instrument the late guitar hero played throughout his career.

 

From the mid-Seventies until his death in 2011, Gary Moore was a towering figure in the world of rock and roll guitar. The Belfast born guitarist played with Thin Lizzy at various points in his career and as a… Read More

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Gibson Announce Chris Cornell Gibson ES 335 Signature Model

Soundgarden frontman to get his own signature axe

 

By Alex Baker

 

Gibson Guitars has announced a new partnership with Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell. The iconic grunge singer/guitarist has designed two limited edition ES 335s.

 

The Chris Cornell ES 335 will feature Lollar Tron pickups and a Bigsby. One model will sport an army green finish, while the other will be finished in… Read More

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Flashback: Eric Clapton talks about his Gibson SG and “Woman Tone” (1968)

 

 

 

 

In this very cool UK video from “Cream at the Royal Albert Hall” Eric Clapton shows in a interview the sound and use of his psychedelic Gibson SG, his wah, woman tone, and blues skill. In our humble opinion, the combination of the SG and Marshall defined the Clapton sound! We also LOVE the voice of the English narrator…”the electronic guitar is also dismissed as nothing more than a jangling noise machine, etc”…he sounds right out of a 60″s British Sci-Fi film—too much!

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