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Electric guitar body wood and neck wood: How tonewood affects your guitar’s sound

Are you building an electric guitar or trying to decide which electric guitar to buy next? Many aren’t aware of this, but the type of wood used on your guitar can actually have a big impact on how the guitar sounds. The guitar body wood and the guitar neck wood, also known as tonewood, can range in look, feel, and more importantly, ...[Read More]

Gibson unveils range of 120th anniversary guitars

To commemorate their 120th anniversary, Gibson has unveiled a number of new guitar models, including two new Les Pauls in the Light Flame Top and the Traditional Flame Top, a pair of Flying Vs, an SG and an Explorer. For the full range of 120th anniversary guitars, check out the gallery below! You can buy these guitars and more here.

Gibson releases ES-390 guitar

Today Gibson announced their 2014 model of the ES-390, following the form of the ES-330, with the thin-line body depth of the ES-335. It is also compact, much like the ES-339. The ES-390 has a traditional ES style body made with a laminated maple top, back and sides, with a glued-in neck made with mahogany and a rosewood fingerboard. The ...[Read More]

Gibson unveils ES-Les Paul guitar

Gibson recently unveiled a mashup of two of their classic guitars. Using the ES design and the Les Paul design, Gibson has come up with the new ES-Les Paul. The guitar features an ES-style laminated maple tops with a semi-acoustic construction and f-holes, along with a Les-Paul style shape. The pickups are a Custom Bucker AL3 in the neck ...[Read More]

Gibson releases new ES-335 Studio and ES-339 Studio

Gibson recently released new version of their classic ES-335 and ES-339 guitars, the ES-335 and ES-339 Studio. Both guitars are a fraction of the price of their older brothers, but offer a great tone nonetheless. The ES-335 Studio is 100% American-made, and features classic Gibson humbucking pickups. It has simplified pickup controls and ...[Read More]

Gibson announces two new Les Pauls

This week Gibson unveiled two new Les Pauls, the Les Paul Supreme and the Southern Rock Tribute 1959 Les Paul. The Les Paul Supreme is quite a classy guitar, with an AAAA grade top, f-holes, a floating humbucker for a neck pickup, and a 492T bridge pickup. All this doesn’t come cheap however, and the guitar well set you back $5339. ...[Read More]

Gibson introduces the Joe Bonamassa 1959 Les Paul

Gibson today introduced the Joe Bonamassa 1959 Les Paul “Skinnerburst” model, featuring Gibson‘s Custombucker and Burstbucker pickups, which were favored by Joe Bonamassa himself. The guitar will also feature a precise neck profile, and an aged look finish, giving it that well used look. The guitar is a perfect represent...[Read More]