Gibson Releases Les Paul Tribute 1952 Goldtop

Hot on the heels of their Epiphone branded Les Paul Tribute Standard, Gibson this week announced the release of a high-end Custom Shop model –– the Les Paul Tribute 1952 –– in honor of the legendary musician/innovator behind the name, Les Paul himself. Billed as the closest match yet to Les' original specs, the guitar looks to be a beauty …

REVIEW: Martin's Gorgeous 000-18 Golden Era 1937 Sunburst

I'm going to break away from the electric side of things today and talk about a guitar that's grown near and dear to my heart –– Martin's 000-18 Golden Era 1937 Sunburst. This is my current acoustic guitar of choice (I purchased one at the beginning of 2009,) and to be honest, I don't see myself switching to anything else in the foreseeable fu…

Gibson Unveils Three New Angus Young SG Models

Hell yes... Gibson this morning unveiled a whopping three new Angus Young SG models, including a standard Gibson USA production run version, plus two new Limited Edition Custom Shop versions –– in Aged and VOS (Vintage Original Spec) finishes. Apparently not meant to be an exact replica of Young's iconic guitar, according to Gibson the Custom …

Marshall's Class5 Combo Drawing Rave Reviews… Due In Stores Soon

Finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel... Marshall's latest entry into the low-powered amp market, the all-tube Class5 Combo, has been available and getting great reviews across the pond for many months, but appears to be only now starting to show up in the States -- I can't wait to get my hands on one. Built to resemble the iconic Mars…

Gibson Giving Away Tickets To Les Paul Tribute Concert, Plus A Les Paul Studio

Sweet... according to Gibson this morning the company will be giving away ten pairs of tickets to the upcoming Les Paul Tribute Concert –– to be held November 19th at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN –– with one lucky winner receiving a grand prize of not only two tickets to the concert, but also a wine red Les Paul Studio. The concert, c…

PRS 25th Anniversary Guitars Now Online

Just a quick note for all you rabid PRS fans –– the company's recently announced 25th Anniversary line of limited edition guitars is now online and ready to be ogled. There are a bunch of gorgeous instruments here, but stand-outs for me are the 25th Anniversary Carlos Santana model (check out the purfling on that figured maple top,) 25th Anniv…

Epiphone Debuts New Limited Edition '59 Les Paul "Burst"

In celebration of its 50th Anniversary, Epiphone has announced yet another beautiful reissue of the classic 1959 Les Paul Standard "burst" -- this time in a strictly limited run of 1,959 instruments. The guitar looks to be highly accurate to its nearly royal lineage, boasting a whole host of appointments you'd expect from a '59 LP, including a soli…