Category: Gibson Electric Guitars

Gibson Les Paul Classic Antique Guitar Review

More Classic Than Ever

Drawing on the specifications that have made the Les Paul the most legendary electric guitar of all time, the Les Paul Classic Antique Guitar continues Gibson’s popular Classic line with the vintage touches guitarists love. All the affordability and performance of the Les Paul Classic with a gorgeous Fireburst finish. With a beautiful, figured maple top and acclaimed ’57 Classic “Patent Applied For” humbuckers. Classic, vintage Les Paul tone and performance with a breathtaking new look.
The Les Paul Classic Antique allows players to experience the power and performance of an original Les Paul at an affordable price.

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Gibson Custom Shop Alvin Lee Big Red ES-335 Electric Guitar Review

the shine of 1969’s Woodstock Festival

One of the enduring images of 1969’s Woodstock Festival is of Alvin Lee blasting out the solo section of “Going Home” on his 1959 ES-335 (which Lee nicknamed Big Red). When he cranked out the scorching solo to “Going Home” at Woodstock, his iconic axe became preserved for all time on celluloid. The Custom Shop has lovingly recreated Big Red, including the stickers and artwork found on the body of the original, the added third pickup, custom pickguard, and the replacement ‘60s block inlay neck. The Gibson Custom Shop Alvin Lee Big Red ES-335 Guitar is here in the flesh, reproduced with utmost precision right down to the cool stickers and faded cherry finish.

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Gibson Custom Shop 1959 ES-335 Dot Reissue Guitar Review

the most-versatile guitar ever built

With its solid maple center block, arched top, f-holes, and chambered wings, the Gibson 1959 ES-335 Dot Reissue Guitar gave the player the resonance of a solidbody and the refined looks of a traditional Gibson archtop with the reduced weight of a thinline. In mid-1962, the ES-335 was changed to include the thinner neck profile that was standard for Gibson in the ‘60s as well as small block inlays on the fingerboard. The Gibson Custom Shop 1959 ES-335 Dot Reissue Guitar follows the vintage specs of the ’59 model with its rounded neck and dot markers that would change to a thinner profile and block inlays in 1962. With its beautiful tone and versatility the ES-335 still remain the classic favorite of guitarists across all music genres.

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Gibson Custom Shop ES-335 Satin Finish Guitar Review

still one of the all-time classic guitar designs!

The Custom Shop offers a plain top and satin lacquer finish that make the all-time classic Gibson Custom Shop ES-335 Satin Finish Guitar more available to dedicated players like you. The ES-335 brought hollowbody tradition and solidbody performance together in 1958, and it is still one of the all-time classic guitar designs. ’57 Classic humbuckers translate the body’s natural resonance into haunting jazz tones or searing distorted leads. 60s slim taper neck profile is very fast and comfortable while bound top and back, vintage tulip tuners, nickel hardware, and pearloid dot inlays add up to fantastic visual appeal.

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Gibson Custom Shop 1963 ES-335 Historic Block Reissue Guitar Review

the finest, most-versatile guitar ever built

The precision Gibson Custom Shop 1963 ES-335 Historic Block Reissue Electric Guitar is identical in every way to the original. With its solid maple center block, arched top, f-holes, and chambered wings, the ES-335 (introduced in 1958) gave the player the resonance of a solidbody and the refined looks of a traditional Gibson archtop with the reduced weight of a thinline. In mid-1962, the ES-335 was changed to include the thinner neck profile that was standard for Gibson in the ‘60s as well as small block inlays on the fingerboard.

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GIBSON USA ELECTRIC GUITARS / BASSES FINISHES

Today’s Gibson finishes bear the same classic status as Gibson’s guitar models, paying tribute to Gibson’s historic past while setting new standards for the future. The dusky Cremona brown sunburst, introduced on the top-of-the-line Style 5 models in 1922, has evolved into today’s Vintage Sunburst. The deep cherry stain and cherry sunburst finishes that turned heads in the ’50s live on as Heritage Cherry and Heritage Cherry Sunburst. The warm aura of a vintage guitar is embodied in an Antique Natural or Honey Burst finish. New models continue to add new finishes to the Gibson tradition.

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GIBSON USA ELECTRIC GUITARS / BASSES FINISHES

Today’s Gibson finishes bear the same classic status as Gibson’s guitar models, paying tribute to Gibson’s historic past while setting new standards for the future. The dusky Cremona brown sunburst, introduced on the top-of-the-line Style 5 models in 1922, has evolved into today’s Vintage Sunburst. The deep cherry stain and cherry sunburst finishes that turned heads in the ’50s live on as Heritage Cherry and Heritage Cherry Sunburst. The warm aura of a vintage guitar is embodied in an Antique Natural or Honey Burst finish. New models continue to add new finishes to the Gibson tradition…

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Gibson Vegas High Roller Guitar Review

cooler than a Royal Flush and hotter than a showgirl.

Cooler than a Royal Flush and hotter than a showgirl. The Gibson Vegas High Roller spares no expense—AAA maple top, pearloid tuners, gold hardware, and top-shelf Burstbucker pickups. Play like a whale. Features: Flat top semi-hollowbody design
Classic ‘60s neck
AAA maple top, mahogany back and neck
Burstbucker Pro pickups
Traditional F-holes
Ebony fingerboard with gold frets

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Gibson SG Supreme Guitar Review

a killer figured maple top

The SG Supreme sports the flame maple top that for decades has distinguishes the most valuable and desirable Gibson Les Paul musical instruments. Rich translucent finishes enhance the figuration of the wood grain, giving the SG Supreme an unique and memorable look.
The Gibson SG Supreme Electric Guitar with ’57 Humbuckers has 24 easy-to-reach frets. A flamed maple top with stunning burst finishes and a bound ebony fretboard featuring split-diamond inlays result in one of the sweetest-looking SGs ever. Stadium-ready tone comes from the amazing ’57 humbuckers that dictated a whole generation of rock ‘n’ roll sound. Alnico II magnets, vintage enamel-coated wire, nickel-plated pole pieces, nickel slugs, maple spacers, and 2-conductor braided wiring make these true vintage heavyweights that dish out creamy clean tones, screaming sustain, and gravelly crunch. Gibson’s classic wood combination of maple-on-mahogany body with a mahogany set neck adds resonance and sustain. 1959 slim-taper neck furnishes a fast feel. Includes Gibson hardshell case. Don’t miss your chance to own one of the coolest guitars ever, with a killer figured maple top.

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Gibson SG Standard Guitar Review

why not play a true legend?

The new solidbody guitar of the ’60s, the Gibson SG guitar, broke through traditional concepts of solid body electric guitars and became an instant classic. The SG body style has remained in production since its first appearance in 1961.
The classic double cutaway look has been around almost as long as Rock and Roll. Always a best seller, the Gibson SG Standard guitar has all the classic features you’d expect from a historic guitar: it takes the best of the ’62 original and adds the longer and sturdier neck joint of the late ’60s musical instruments; the dual humbucking configuration and body style that continues to drive this bad boy onto stages and studios everywhere; hot humbuckers go from rich, sweet lightning to warm, tingling waves of sustain; a silky-fast rosewood fretboard plays like a dream; the original-style beveled mahogany body looks like a million bucks. Plus, there’s a tune-o-matic bridge and chrome hardware. Limited lifetime warranty. Includes hardshell case. Why not play a true legend, the one of the most popular incarnations of the legendary Gibson SG guitar?
Light weight, incredible playability, and the tone that launched a billion riffs.

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Gibson SG Special New Century Guitar Review

all the glitz of the New Century series.

The new solidbody guitar of the ’60s, the Gibson SG guitar, broke through traditional concepts of solidbody electrics and became an instant classic. This body style has remained in production since its first appearance in 1961.
The classic double cutaway look has been around almost as long as Rock and Roll, it takes your performance to the next level. All the glitz of the New Century series with a light-weight Gibson SG special body for total playing comfort and pure rock and roll style.
Features: Full-body mirror pickguard
Mirror headstock
Mahogany body and neck
Classic ‘60s neck
490R & 498T humbuckers

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Gibson SG Menace Guitar Review

for the heaviest headbangers

For the heaviest headbangers. All the blistering power of the Menace series with a pure metal SG body design.
FEATURES of Gibson SG Menace Guitar : Brass knuckles inlay and tribal body routings;
Mahogany body and maple top;
Ebony fretboard;
Special smoky-coil 490R & 498T brass stud humbuckers;
Available in Flat Black only.

The new solidbody guitar of the ’60s, the Gibson SG guitar, broke through traditional concepts of solid body electric guitars and became an instant classic. This body style has remained in production and has been screaming since its first appearance in 1961. These musical instruments have represented the combination of looks, functionality and value that is the hallmark of the SG series. 1961 was the year that Gibson changed the Les Paul Custom body style into a sharply pointed double-cutaway. This radical new design featured a thinner, bolder shape and was given the name SG for solid guitar.

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