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Vintage Bench Test: 1956 Les Paul TV Model

The TV Model was Gibson’s response to Fender’s Telecaster – a simplified classic. We take a look at a near-mint ’56 example…

All About… P-90s

Vintage PAF humbuckers may get all the plaudits, but many tone experts consider the P-90 to be Gibson’s greatest ever pickup. 

Gibson Custom’s True Historic Les Pauls in depth

Gibson’s Nashville Custom Shop produces some of the most desirable electric guitars on the planet. We venture inside to find out why the company thinks its new True Historic series guitars are the best Les Paul reissues it has ever produced…

Gibson Memphis 1958 ES-335 VOS

1958 was also the year of the sunburst Les Paul, the Flying V and the Explorer, but Gibson’s thinline archtop was arguably the greater achievement.

Interview: JD Simo

Tipped as the next big thing in contemporary blues-rock, JD Simo talks to Guitar & Bass about recording his latest album, learning from Bonamassa and the guitar that changed his life.

Vintage Bench Test: 1965 Gibson ES-335

With more than 50 years on the clock, this classic semi-acoustic is still in near-mint condition. We take a closer look…

NAMM 2016: Gibson Memphis 2016 line-up revealed

The Gibson Memphis 2016 line-up has been revealed. Gibson say that the new series has a much more traditional take on build and design than previously explored and that is has also drawn inspiration from certain 'magic' guitars.

Interview: Richard Hawley – Hollow Meadows

After a turbulent period that saw Richard Hawley questioning whether he’d play live again, one of the UK’s finest songwriters and owner of a guitar collection to make grown men weep with envy returns triumphant with new album Hollow Meadows…

Vintage Bench Test: 1954 & 1957 Gibson Les Paul Goldtops up close

Forget the flames and blingy ’Bursts, we check out two gold Les Pauls from the mid 1950s. 

Interview: Jared James Nichols Q&A

With his leonine locks, Jared James Nichols could be a mane attraction as he tours with Glenn Hughes this autumn. We chat to him about Les Pauls, Lynyrd Skynyrd and his new album.
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