Gibson G-Force: Under The Hood

Rise of the machines There’s been a lot of talk in guitar circles about Gibson’s decision to include, as standard, its G-Force tuning system on the vast majority of its 2015 range. The headstock mounted auto-tuner takes away the freedom of the player. It assumes we don’t already know how to tune a guitar, or… Read More

Gibson 2015 vs. 2014

Famous range enhanced for 2015 As it continues apace with its plans to annually refresh its iconic range of guitars, Gibson has ushered in a few surprises with its 2015 collection. Sure, the same old faces are still there, from Les Paul Junior through to Standard via the obligatory SGs, but with slight amendments made… Read More

Gibson Memory Cable Review

Musical amnesia a thing of the past thanks to unique new cable Ever had an idea so good, so unbelievably unique and so downright exciting that you can’t wait to share it with the rest of your band/friends/mum, only to completely forget it later? It’s the worst feeling you can have as a musician; you spend… Read More

Mercury Prize 2013 – Some Of The Arctic Monkeys Gear

Once again, we take a look at how the Mercury nominees create their sound: this time, we take a look at some of The Arctic Monkeys gear They were the toast of Glastonbury in the summer, 5th album ‘AM’ became the second fastest selling album of the year (debuting at no.1) and now, the lads… Read More

How Do Les Pauls Differ from Each Other?

With 57 varieties (at least), you’d be justified wondering, how do Les Pauls differ from each other? ‘One guitar- many, many varieties’. That could be the advertising strap-line for the Les Paul, such is the number of different models available. There are several ‘standard’ models that have been around for decades, however. Here, we aim… Read More

Unusual But Classic Guitars

In a world where many instruments are similar, there are still classic guitars that stand apart… It’s pretty much an accepted truth that with their earliest designs, both Gibson and Fender created instruments that are pretty close to perfection. This is supported by the fact that these guitars are all but unchanged today. In a… Read More

10 Interesting SG Facts

It’s Gibson’s ‘hell raiser’ guitar, and it has a very interesting history – here are 10 SG facts that you might not know… The SG is one the most iconic guitar models ever made. Despite its association with rock, and reputation, perhaps, as the tool of choice for rock’s most rebellious and just plain noisy… Read More

Most Influential Electric Guitar Designs Ever

The modern electric guitar is a surprisingly youthful thing – here are four of the guitar designs that made it was it is today… When something has been around for your entire lifetime, it can feel as though it has been around forever. To some, the guitar must seem like that. But, the guitar as… Read More

Best Guitars For Blues

If you’ve got the spirit of the delta running through your veins, here’s a mini guide to four of the best guitars for blues… Though it’s easy to consider the Blues as a single musical form, the truth is rather more complicated. It is a many, many faceted musical genre. From the early Delta blues… Read More

A Guide To Gibson Pickups

Gibson pickups changed the electric guitar forever – here’s a guide to the various types available Gibson pickups have arguably done more to change the direction of guitar development than any other. When the brand developed the first humbucker in 1955, it inadvertently provided music with a new, more raucous voice. There are many varieties… Read More