The ultimate guide to Gibson guitars — from the Gibson Les Paul, SG, Explorer, and ES. We cover all of Gibson’s most iconic models, guitarists that used them, as well as all the latest news and reviews
When it comes to iconic guitars, there are two names that everybody knows: Gibson and Fender. The reason for this is simple too: Gibson and Fender basically invented the modern electric guitar, way back in the 1950s.
The most iconic of all Gibson guitars is, of course, the Gibson Les Paul. But like Fender, Gibson isn’t a one-trick pony – it has other, extremely popular guitar models like its Gibson SG, the Gibson Flying V, The Gibson ES, and the Gibson Explorer to name just a few of Gibson’s most iconic guitar lines.
Favored by famous guitarists like Jimmy Page, Tony Iommi, Buzz Osbourne, Adam Jones, and a raft of other players dating back to the 1960s, the Gibson Les Paul is just about as iconic as it gets. Les Paul and Fender’s Strat are the two most well-known and loved guitars of all time.
Like Fender, Gibson has been popular since the 1950s. In this time, everybody from metal acts to pop music players has used its guitars to craft some of the best records ever committed to tape. Gibson now makes a plethora of models, custom shop editions, and various configurations of its popular SG, Les Paul, and ES models.
A proper Gibson Les Paul will set you back THOUSANDS of dollars. They’re great guitars sure, some of the best on the market. But is a Gibson Les Paul worth all that money? Let’s find out…
Adam Jones of TOOL has one of the most instantly recognisable guitar tones in the business. But what pickups does Adam Jones use?
Mastodon put the ARRR in guitars. As metal bands go, Mastodon is well and truly up there with the greats. But what guitars do Mastodon use? Let’s find out…
You’ve heard of Gibson. You’re aware of China. You know about clones and ripped-off designs. Well, that’s what a Chibson guitar is…
The best strings for a Gibson Les Paul will depend on different factors. Let's take a look at the best guitar string brands based on quality and playability
What guitar does James Hetfield play? What about Slash? Or even Ed Sheeran, Dave Grohl, Brian May, Alex Turner, Josh Homme, and Angus Young? I was sick of Googling them, so I decided to make a MEGA TABLE…
The Gibson Les Paul is an Iconic Guitar. But what about The Best Gibson Les Paul Alternatives? There is quite a few to choose from, and they vary in price and quality.
Here’s a complete breakdown of Matt Pike’s guitar, gear, and amps he uses in SLEEP and High on Fire, including his tuning and effects and pedals
The debate as old as time...which one is better for the money; Gibson VS Epiphone? But this isn't just a black and white question.
Jimmy Page owns and has used many, many guitars over the years, but only one of his guitars has the status of “number 1” – here's the history of Page's favorite guitar
What is the difference between the Gibson Les Paul Standard and the Gibson Les Paul Custom besides the price? Let’s find out once and for all, shall we?
The Argument that is as old as the companies themselves: Gibson VS Epiphone. While technically they are they same company, one is much more pricey than the other.