Epiphone Announces ‘70s Inspired Les Paul Custom Blackback

If you're in the market for a nicely priced LP with a distinctive design, you may want to take a closer look at this... Gibson this week has announced the eminent release of a their new Epiphone ‘70s Inspired Les Paul Custom Blackback. Apparently based on the popular Arctic White-finished Les Pauls of the 1970s, this latest release features an "…

Gibson Announces Chad Kroeger Blackwater Les Paul

Talk about a good looking LP... Gibson this week has announced the release of yet another signature model guitar –– the Chad Kroeger "Blackwater" Les Paul –– in honor of multi-talented Nickelback guitarist and film composer Chad Kroeger. Apparently hand-stained in Trans Black and then hand-sprayed with high-gloss nitro lacquer finish, the …

Smithsonian Channel Presents– Electrified: The Guitar Revolution

Well, August is Inside the Music month over at the Smithsonian Channel, and as part of the music-related festivities the good folks at Smithsonian will be offering up something for all of you guitar lovers. Electrified: The Guitar Revolution is a documentary covering the history of what we all know to be music’s greatest invention –– the ele…

Gibson Announces ‘Collector’s Choice’ #1 – The Gary Moore Aged & Melvyn Franks VOS ’59 Les Paul Standard

So this is it –– the first set of guitars from Gibson's new "Collector's Choice" line of high-end Custom Shop replicas. To inaugurate the series, Gibson has seen fit to reproduce Thin Lizzy guitarist Gary Moore's classic 59 Les Paul Standard. The guitar is being made available in two very limited-edition runs: 125 of the instruments will be ha…

Gibson Debuts Gorgeous New Les Paul Studio 50s Tribute… And It’s Affordable!

Wow... we may all have our own tastes when it comes to guitars and finishes, but to my mind this latest model from Gibson America is easily one of the most gorgeous LPs currently selling, and it's surprisingly affordable. Announced just this morning, Gibson's new Les Paul Studio 50s Tribute will apparently be selling for a paltry (in Gibson terms,…

Gibson Adds Two More Slash Les Paul Models To The Mix: VOS & Aged

No, you're not reading that wrong... Gibson this morning has announced yet two more Slash Les Paul models –– the Custom Shop Slash Appetite for Destruction VOS, and Slash Appetite for Destruction Aged –– both in Butterscotch Nitro finishes, and both in strictly limited editions. According to Gibson, the new Custom Shop Slash LPs have been …

The Robots Are Back! Gibson Announces Les Paul Standard 2010 Limited

Well, I'm fresh back from a really relaxing diving trip to Honduras (I just got SCUBA certified!) and trying to get back into the swing of things around EGR. The big guitar news while I was gone appears to be Gibson's release of the Les Paul Standard 2010 Limited –– a strictly limited run of guitars boasting fairly traditional LP looks mixed w…

It's Back… Gibson Releases 50th Anniversary 1960 Les Paul ‘Black Beauty’

Wow, Gibson's running fast and furious with the '50th Anniversary' models these days... the latest in the line, announced earlier this week, will be the 50th Anniversary 1960 Les Paul Custom 'Black Beauty' –– a re-creation of one of Gibson's most popular and iconic guitars. The guitar appears to have all the bells and whistles you'd expect fro…

Gibson Officially Announces Slash 'Appetite For Destruction' Les Paul

Well, they've been talking about it off and on for months, and a few photos have even gone around the web, but Gibson yesterday officially announced the release of their new Slash 'Appetite For Destruction' Les Paul, and based on the photos it's a real beauty (take a look at that wood grain, yum...) To honor the Guns N' Roses/Velvet Revolver guita…

Gibson Announces Custom Shop 50th Anniversary 1960 Les Paul Standard

Well, it looks like Gibson is releasing yet another Custom Shop reproduction of a much-coveted classic Les Paul –– this time in three different versions to capture three distinct personalities of the transitional 1960 Les Paul Standard. Dubbed the 50th Anniversary 1960 Les Paul Standard, the guitars will feature period-accurate accoutrements i…