This is a 1952 Gibson Les Paul .It is my guitar. It will always be my guitar. It is not for sale. Your money is worth nothing, people, wake up! You lazy, skepticle bstrds, trying to make big money on fast turn arounds can all eat sht and die!. Get a job! There are people that will work their whole life away, just to try to acquire an instrument like this, and I get to play it everyday. Doesn’t seem fair, does it. The only way you will ever see this guitar, is to buy a ticket, like everyone else, and watch me wear the frets off it. Or, you can hire me for a night ( I’m a sideman, currently working with 6 bands) You see, I work for a living, I make my money with my hands. I’m playing it right now, while your reading this. I will leave this for my grandkids, along with my guns, which like this guitar, they’ll have to pry from my cold, dead, fingers. pick on. read more
The list of “___ Worst Love Songs” comes up every so often both on the internet and in actual print, and one would think there’s nothing left to say. Well, this time we’re going to do things slightly differently. This list will be comprised of love songs (good and bad) that if you tried to designate one of them as “our song” with your girlfriend, that action would become your last as a couple. You would be dumped on the spot…. read more
On the phone from his home in Mahwah, N.J., the 92-year-old legendary inventor/musician Les Paul is brilliantly focused, full of ideas, healthy despite years of crippling arthritis, brimming with energy and not about to quit his inventing ways. What’s his next project? Read on — you might need it someday… read more
Gibson Guitar’s Custom Shop has introduced the latest addition to its Inspired By series of guitars, a Les Paul Junior created to reflect the modifications and aging of the instrument owned by John Lennon and played by him on August 30, 1972, at the Madison Square Garden concert to benefit the One to One Organization… read more
Last year, 15-year-old Jonathan Jakubowski of Cary, North Carolina emptied out his savings account to purchase a Les Paul he found advertised in the local newspaper. Of his decision to buy a Gibson, Jakubowski explains, “Eric Clapton is my main influence, and he played Les Pauls for a long time.” Intending to purchase the advertised Les Paul Standard, Jonathan and his father visited the seller at his house, where they were persuaded instead to purchasene Organization… read more
Activision, Inc. today announced its exclusive partnership with Gibson Guitar Corp., the world’s leading musical instrument manufacturer and leader in music technology. As part of the agreement, Activision will feature Gibson’s premium brands and shapes in Guitar Hero III… read more
Subtract the following 2,400 hours from history and you’d have no mp3s, no LSD, no hip–hop, no soul–sucking corporate rock — actually, can we erase that last one? Blender presents the most earth–shakingly important days in music, ever… read more
Guitar Center Inc., the largest U.S. retailer of musical instruments, agreed to be bought by Bain Capital Partners LLC for $1.9 billion. Bain will pay $63 a share in cash, Guitar Center said today in a statement, 26 percent more than the stock’s closing price yesterday. The buyout firm will also assume Guitar Center’s debt, bringing the total transaction value to $2.1 billion… read more
Gibson Guitar, the world’s premiere musical instrument maker and leader in music technology announced their partnership with the 24th edition of the Chicago Blues Festival in Grant Park. The Chicago Blues Festival, which takes place June 7-10, 2007, is the world’s largest free admission festival of its kind, attracting thousands of fans to Chicago’s lakefront Grant Park. The festival features six stages and almost 100 sets, featuring local, national and international performers… read more
Ex Guns N’ Roses lead guitarist, Slash, has admitted that he visited singer Axl Rose’s house in 2005 despite his previous claim that he did not do so.
“It’s a long story,” Slash said. “I actually did go to Axl’s house at one point, but I never saw him. I never talked to him. I left a note with his person over there having to do with lawsuit that we were in. I don’t know how it got turned into what it got turned into.”
Slash’s reason for visiting Axl’s house was to try to call a truce following a series of band-related legal battles. However, Axl Rose used the visit against guitarist and said that Slash made scathing remarks about his bandmates in Velvet Revolver.
Slash admits the comments from Rose’s camp did cause problems for his Velvet Revolver bandmates. “It was actually pretty detrimental at one point because it just got to be so overwhelming we couldn’t seem to escape it.”