28 Feb 2019 · The planned Jimi Hendrix signature guitar range by Gibson spawned a few prototypes before the project was canned in 2009 - now one of the prototypes has resurfaced and is up for sale...
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!
16 Feb 2019 · In big news for guitar makers, the UK's mia says that a proposal has been "nominally agreed" that would end many of the restrictions imposed on rosewood use in instrument making.
13 Feb 2019 · A new Joe Perry Signature model Gibson Les Paul that has Stratocaster elements? Yes, that is exactly how the Aerosmith guitarist is describing his soon to be released new guitar on Twitter.
05 Feb 2019 · A new Gibson Custom Shop 'mashup' of two guitars (one from 1959 and one from 1960) the new Les Paul Special Double Cut Figured Top combines two classic guitars into one.
04 Feb 2019 · Looks like Gibson Custom Shop has dropped some of the more unpopular materials and parts, like Richlite fretboards. Will 2019 see Gibson's premium range return to form?
29 Jan 2019 · Purchased back in 1970 at Manny’s on West 48th Street in New York, David Gilmour’s 'Black Strat' a 1969 Black Fender Stratocaster is up for sale!
23 Jan 2019 · You could pick yourself up a Gibson Les Paul Junior, Les Paul Goldtop or a nice Fender '72 Deluxe Tele. All played by and owned by Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day. Dookie-tastic!
18 Jan 2019 · Gibson gets back to basics with a new set of 'Golden Era' guitars including a Les Paul ‘50s spec, Les Paul Special in TV Yellow and two new 61 spec SG’s with “maestro” and “sideways” Vibrolas ...
16 Jan 2019 · A unique guitar honouring a rock icon, the new Gibson Chris Cornell Tribute ES-335 debuts tonight at a tribute concert at The Forum in LA to help raise money for charity.
04 Jan 2019 · Gibson is planning an exclusive CME SG Standard series in unique Custom Shop finishes loaded with T-Top style humbuckers - nice! But they could come very dear to buyers outside the States.
24 Dec 2018 · Christmas is here and many guitarists will have walnuts lying around the house. Jef explains how to use a walnut to give your rosewood or ebony fretboard to a healthy, lustrous sheen!
16 Dec 2018 · It is that time of year, you need a gift for the guitar player in your life and you don't want to spend a fortune, but you do want something they will actually need.
05 Dec 2018 · Winter NAMM 2019, Stand 207 will be the place to be. Why? Gibson has confirmed it's attending the upcoming show after their unfortunate decision to pull out of the 2018 edition.
04 Dec 2018 · Gibson is officially moving out of Memphis and consolidating its guitar production at its Nashville factory. That means all its electric guitars will now be made under one roof.
30 Nov 2018 · Heavier guitars sustain for longer - don't they? Or is this one of the biggest myths about electric guitar? YouTuber Darrell Braun has made a little video to help you decide if it's true - or not.
28 Nov 2018 · The Gibson B.B. King Lucille ES model gets a limited edition run for 2019 - in Alpine White! It's based on the famous instrument Mr King rescued from the flames...
20 Nov 2018 · The new Hollywood Skyline Les Paul Custom was hand painted by Gibson Custom Shop artist Darron Dubose. It celebrates the iconic skyline and their re-opening. Warning: Sunglasses required.
11 Nov 2018 · 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?
08 Nov 2018 · 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 2018 · 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 2018 · 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 2018 · 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 2018 · 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 2018 · 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