11 Nov · We do love us a good guitar tone shoot-out at gearnews. YouTuber Johan Segeborn has done a neat little video contrasting the sound of the KT66 tube with that of the EL34. Which do you prefer?
Gibson - News and Rumours
You want all the latest news, rumours and everything else there’s to know about Gibson? We're happy to oblige: On this page you’ll find everything at a glance – and it’s always up to date!
08 Nov · The Paul comes from an era that was fascinated by avocado bathroom suits and had a fixation with the colour brown, but now it is 40 years old and getting reissued!
02 Nov · Gibson is back with a bang! This SG Special will be available in two great finishes and features P90s, Grade A tone woods and a sleek vintage look. Will this guitar make your wallet tremble?
23 Oct · Can James "JC" Curleigh 'build a powerhouse brand' with Gibson USA? Well, he has done it before at Levi Strauss, where he was in charge previous to his new role at Gibson.
14 Oct · The move to extend CITES regulations to all rosewood species caused headaches for instrument makers and buyers alike. Now a proposed rule change may see rosewood exempted from CITES in 2019.
30 Sep · Gibson has announced yet another Slash signature Les Paul model, this time it's hand-signed and has a fretboard of solid Brazilian Rosewood. And it costs a small fortune...
30 Sep · Three new Gibson Les Paul models with different pickup configurations. The new Gibson Les Paul Player Plus Series could be a return to form for the company
16 Sep · Financial news outlets and trade press have been reporting that Gibson is likely to leave bankruptcy in a matter of weeks. But the news doesn't have us jumping for joy just yet.
07 Sep · Gibson has now officially presented its 2019 USA range of guitars. Yes, you remember, the ones that were all leaked back in May. Will they divide opinion amongst guitar players around the world?
07 Aug · Gibson is officially advertising for a new CEO and so it would appear Henry's days at the guitar company are numbered.
22 Jul · This is the second signature model by Gibson for Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong: an LP Junior available in three finishes. It's similar to the first with only a few subtle differences.
06 Jul · Gibson presented its 2019 line-up at Summer NAMM, and it's all in line with the information that leaked in advance of the show. Except for its sleek new HP hard case...
07 Jun · After Gibson's application for Chapter 11 last month, it looks like it is slowly moving forward but not as smoothly as hoped: There's a rather large loan, plus some conditions on the table.
28 May · The whole Gibson 2019 line-up has been prematurely leaked on the company's website - and they will all cost $5249 each! OK, so the last bit's down to some IT glitch...
19 May · Tak Matsumoto celebrates his 'almost' 20th year with Gibson and the 30th Anniversary of his famous band B'z, with this super bright Canary Yellow Les Paul.
01 May · The excruciating wait is over - Gibson has finally filed for bankruptcy, as widely predicted. What's next for the famed guitar maker? Probably a change in leadership, according to Bloomberg.