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Collectors Corner: 1964 Gibson Melody Maker

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

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Collector’s Corner: 1966 Gibson EB-0 Bass

1966 Gibson EB-0: Good Enough for Jack Bruce, The Jackson Five

So ’66 was a heck of a year for Gibson Bass guitars. They issued five distinct basses that would become relatively popular over the years. Though you won’t find a Gibson Ripper or Gibson Grabber in the 1966 catalog (they weren’t issued until 1973), the company’s full line of instruments included a Thunderbird model and two electric basses with SG-style bodies that would go on to become iconic in their own right—even to this day.Read More

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Shop Spotlight: The Music Zoo – Long Island, New York

Tommy Colletti, Owner and CEO of The Music Zoo in Roslyn, Long island, New York speaks with GSTV about his love for guitars and his passion for delivering quality instruments and service to his customers. Colletti established The Music Zoo 19 years ago, and recently relocated to an expansive new location to better serve his growing clientele. He also discusses how technology has changed the guitar community, his personal guitar collection, and along with one of his all-time favorite guitars, EddieRead More

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Gibson Guitar Exhibit: Music, Art, & Soul

GSTV interviews Artist James Willis at the Gibson Guitar Art Exhibit at The Music Zoo in Roslyn, Long Island, NY
 
 

 
Gibson Custom, a division of Gibson Guitar, recently announced its exclusive Artist in Residency program. The new program, based in Nashville, was established to inspire fine art through the support of established and emerging artists.
 
According to Gibson’s website: “James A. Willis,… Read More

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Gear Locker: Gift Ideas from Gibson Guitars

Check out our Gibson Guitar Gift Guide, with a few amazing instruments for your consideration.

 

For the Newer Player
Gibson Les Paul Studio 60’s Tribute

In honor of unique incarnations of the Les Paul from the 1960s, Gibson USA is proud to present the Les Paul Studio ’60s Tribute. With the fast SlimTaper™ neck and the P-90 pickups that appeared on the Les Paul when it was reintroduced in 1968, the Les Paul Studio ’60s Tribute… Read More

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Guitar Shop TV Episode 12: Johnny Winter/WD-HAN

GSTV Episode Twelve

 

Blues Rock legend Johnny Winter speaks with GSTV about his exciting new blues legends CD, his recent tour of Japan, his early gigs with Muddy Waters and BB King,  slide guitar and much more. Best known for his late 1960s and 1970s high-energy blues-rock albums and live performances, Winter also produced three Grammy-winning albums for blues legend Muddy Waters. Since his time with Waters, Johnny Winter has recorded… Read More

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