Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Vintage

Vintage Bench Test: 1969 Gibson Les Paul Custom

In 1953, Les Paul asked for a guitar that “looked like a tuxedo”, but by the late 60s the Custom had built its own legend. Huw Price checks out a strummer from ’69…

Vintage Bench Test: 1960 Gibson Les Paul Standard ‘Duggie Lock Burst’

There are times when an instrument is so wonderful and iconic that staying appropriately impartial and dispassionate can be a challenge. With that in mind, this gorgeous 1960 Les Paul Standard is going to be a test for more than just the guitar. Huw Price feels fit to burst…

Vintage Time Machines: Gibson Trini Lopez

With its diamond soundholes, the Trini Lopez is one of Gibson’s most recognisable semi-hollow designs. This original 60s example is in excellent condition for its age…

Vintage Bench Test: 1969 Gibson Flying V

Ted McCarty’s modernist models were ahead of their time but second time around, they proved perfect for psychedelia, glam, metal and more. Huw Price test pilots a 1969 Flying V…

Vintage Bench Test: 1948 Gibson L-4

It may appear old and tired but this Gibson is fighting fit and ready for action. We get to grips with a late-1940s workhorse that’s still punching its weight nearly 70 years after it came out of Kalamazoo…

Classic Combinations: Gibson 1952 Les Paul & 1954 GA-40

This 1952 Gibson Les Paul is in such wonderful condition that, at a glance, you’d be forgiven for assuming it was a modern Custom Shop VOS reissue model.

Vintage Time Machines: 1963 Gibson ES-330TD

From Keef to BB, the 330 has charmed guitarists of all kinds – we take a look at a well-loved 60s original…

Vintage Time Machines: 1960s Di Mauro Grand Bouche

Feel the Django vibes with this Selmer-inspired French acoustic from the swinging 60s.

Classic Combinations: Harmony Meteor & Vox AC30

Remember when Dave Davies slashed an amp?
1969 Gibson SG Special

Vintage Bench Test: 1969 Gibson SG Special

Gibson used ‘Special’ as a model designation for their more upmarket P-90-equipped student models with added neck pickups. Huw Price checks out a rather special SG survivor from 1969…
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