Les Paul

Gibson announces 2019 Modern Collection

Hot on the heels of the new vintage-focused Original Collection, Gibson has also launched the brand new Modern Collection, which is designed to blend...

An oral history of the Gibson Les Paul

Gibson’s Les Paul signature model eventually came to define the sound of rock music – a role it still delights in to this day. Yet its design was a protracted process, with many twists and turns. Here, we present its story first-hand, both from its creators and its most famous players…

Review: Gibson 2019 Les Paul Standard & SG Standard

Although a new Standard line with vintage stylings is on its way, these ‘transitional’ 2019 Gibsons are in stores now. Should you buy now, or hold tight?

Review: Gibson 2019 Les Paul Studio Tribute & SG Standard Tribute

Gibson has an ‘under new management’ sign in the window and a simplified range in-store, including these two stripped-down classics. Are they tempting enough to get you through the door?
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NAMM 2019 Video: Gibson Custom Shop showcases new models

Including a Billy Gibbons Contour SG Prototype and Chuck Berry Tribute ES-350T

DIY Workshop: Greco to Les Paul Goldtop conversion (Part Eight)

Find out how to simulate lacquer checking and to convincingly age metal and plastic Les Paul parts, as our Greco Goldtop conversion project reaches its conclusion.

DIY Workshop: Greco to Les Paul Goldtop conversion (Part Seven)

With the gold lacquer sprayed, it’s time for top coats and polishing up – but first we need to take care of the binding and start relicing some parts.

Gibson reissues The Paul

The obscure walnut Les Paul is revived for its 40th anniversary.

Vintage Bench Test: 1963 Gibson SG/Les Paul Standard

The Les Paul officially became the SG in 1963, but guitars were still leaving Kalamazoo with the man’s name on their truss rod covers until the tail end of the year. Huw Price gets to grips with one of the last examples, along with that sideways Vibrola…
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