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Gibson's First Authorized Boutique Builder
Dec 23, 2019
These are the first '58-spec models from the very first run by Gibson's first authorized boutique builder.
Gibson Loses Its Firebird Guitar Body Shape Trademark in The EU
Dec 16, 2019
After Gibson lost its appeal against the loss of its trademark on the Flying V guitar body shape in the European Union in June, it’s lost another trademark with the Firebird body shape.
Barrie Cadogan Plays a 1959 Gibson Les Paul
Dec 9, 2019
Some great burst playing and great commentary from Barry Cadogan. Enjoy.
"Sandy" at Guitar Shop Taiwan
Dec 2, 2019
Original 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard 9-1228 "Sandy" being played at a guitar shop in Taiwan.
Reason Some YouTube Players Stay on YouTube
Nov 25, 2019
Because they have issues. Not bad issues, but enough to keep them out of bands and off of stages.
Significant Tonal Improvement Changing Klusons for Grovers
Nov 18, 2019
So I installed some Grovers on my ol’ beater of a Les Paul and I have to say the tonal improvement with regard to response, sustain and note to note balance across the fretboard is not subtle.
Ever Put Old Pickups in a New Les Paul?
Nov 14, 2019
I see a lot of YouTube videos where they compare a vintage Les Paul to a newer one with boutique pickups. But not the other way around.
Gibson Deleted YouTube Videos. Mark Agnesi Fired?
Nov 11, 2019
They've removed all the videos from their Youtube channel and many people are whispering Mark Agnesi has been let go.
R9 w/Sloppy Burst Job?
Nov 4, 2019
I've been considering a 60th anniversary burst and saw this one on reverb... noticed the uneven burst job.
Epiphones Getting Gibson Headstock Designs Soon
Oct 31, 2019
With a declining market share I've been saying for a long time build Gibsons at the China factory they own and leave a custom shop in Nashville.
An Amazing Find! 1960 Gibson Les Paul Burst!
Oct 28, 2019
I came across this guitar in his closet wrapped in a blanket. Come to find out it's an original Les Paul 1960 Burst!
'58, '59, '60 Bursts and R9 Comparison
Oct 24, 2019
In this video Simon Karlsson and I compare a 2008 Gibson Les Paul 1959 Reissue R9 to three original Bursts from 1958, 1959 and 1960.
My Les Paul Defect Burst - Beauty or the Beast?
Oct 21, 2019
I would like to present you my new Les Paul R8 from 2018. I called her the Defect Burst because of the strange wood grain on the top.
Aged True Historic - Factory Buckle Rash or Not
Oct 21, 2019
Purchased sight unseen an Aged True Historic from an authorized dealer. Upon delivery, I immediately noticed that there was significant buckle rash that did not look consistent with the rest of the aging of the guitar.
Nitro and Humidity
Oct 17, 2019
Let’s say humidity is 50% for 3 hours around noon. But is a lot higher in the morning and evening. Can i do three coats in one or two hours while the air is dry and then let it sit over night?
Post Your Pedal Board Order
Oct 14, 2019
I thought it would be interesting for posters to post what they put in their pedal board with regard to effects.
Tube Amp Myths
Oct 10, 2019
You don't need to wear a hazmat suit to pull tubes. Nor any kind of gloves to protect the tubes from 'skin-oil'.
September 2019 BTOTM
Sep 30, 2019
We'll have a go at a Blues for this month's MLP Backing Track of the Month...
Question for Intermediate Guitar Players
Sep 27, 2019
What did you do to take your playing to the next level? When talking intermediate, I mean the things mentioned here can be done.
CITES Restrictions on Guitars to be Over Soon!
Sep 25, 2019
Since 2017, the CITES treaty has become one of the largest bugbears for the guitar industry, but that seems likely to change.
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