Tag Archives: Les Paul
Iconic American guitar maker unveils “the most comfortable Les Paul ever”
By Alex Baker
The Gibson Les Paul. With its humbucking pickups, easy action, classic looks and amazing sustain, it’s the instrument that’s set the standard for rock and roll guitarists for decades. It’s also just about the heaviest guitar on the planet.
But Gibson has just unveiled a new, lighter version of the iconic instrument. The Gibson Les Paul Custom Lite sports a… Read More
In “Producing Led Zeppelin” Guitar Shop TV sits down with legendary record producer Andy Johns (The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, and many other rock legends) In this Part One of our exclusive interview, Andy discusses his work with Jimmy Page and Robert Plant in producing the classic rock album Led Zeppelin IV, including the iconic track “Stairway to Heaven.” An amazing conversation with one of the all-time greats!
The Gibson GuitarTown Charity auction will benefit Los Angeles Fund for Public Education
By Alex Baker
The 2012 edition of Gibson GuitarTown on the Sunset Strip has come to an end. The exhibition ran for a year and featured giant 10-foot replicas of Gibson Les Paul guitars designed by notable artists. Each guitar was designed to commemorate artists who’d made their mark on the the Sunset… Read More
Longtime KISS axeman’s signature model to be released in January
By Alex Baker
Epiphone has unveiled their new Tommy Thayer ‘Spaceman’ Les Paul. The highly-anticipated model was named after the guitarist who first played with Kiss in 2002 and has since gone on to inhabit the Spaceman role pioneered by the group’s founding guitarist Ace Frehley.
The new Tommy Thayer ‘Spaceman’ Les… Read More
30th Street Guitars, NYC: As one veteran New York studio guitarist put it: “This is really the only guitar shop in Manhattan for the working guitarist. Every place else is aimed at the wealthy, the kids, or the wealthy kids.” Be that as it may, 30th Street Guitars certainly runs a professional operation, and their staff is very knowledgeable and helpful.
In addition to their truly impressive collection of vintage 1950′s and 60′s Read More
The following profile is from our friends at Vintage Guitars and Bass a very cool UK- based site focussed on distinctive vintage instruments, check them out!
Profile: 1964 Gibson Melody Maker
Very many guitar players of the 1960s started out on a Gibson Melody Maker; they were very fine guitars for the price; high quality wood, a desireable nitrocellulose finish, but with simple electronics, resulting in a lightweight, easy playing, great sounding instrument, but with less tonal range than higher end instruments. There… Read More