Collections

The Les Pauls of the Gibson Vault

Brand President Cesar Gueikian gives us the tour and brings a few guitars from his personal collection along for the ride – including a Burst that’s a close relative of one of the most famous Les Pauls of them all.

The greatest guitar collection on Earth

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay has spent 25 years assembling the world’s leading collection of rock ’n’ roll, American history and pop culture artefacts. We touch down in Indiana to pay him a visit.

The Collection: Simon White on his love of Les Pauls and vintage instruments

Collector Simon White owns some formidable instruments but the pinnacle is surely the Les Paul Standard used by Keith Richards and Mick Taylor on The Rolling Stones’ legendary 1972 album Exile On Main St.

The Collection: Ida Mae

We sit down with the band’s slide-guitar hero extraordinaire Chris Turpin to check out the jewels of his enviable guitar collection and hear about a lockdown album with some famous special guests.

The Collection: Pendulum’s Peredur ap Gwynedd

Peredur ap Gwynedd has performed alongside a laundry list of pop stars and enjoys a sideline as a TV cycling commentator. We head to the Welsh guitarist’s London studio to check out the tools of his trade.

The Collection: Pretenders guitarist James Walbourne

With 13 years as the lead guitarist in The Pretenders under his belt, James Walbourne has also played with Jerry Lee Lewis and The Pogues. We get up close with his well-travelled guitar collection.
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