Music Information

A Brief History Of Gibson Guitars


Gibson guitars have been around forever. It's funny, but although Gibson has produced some of the most amazing guitars in history, perhaps the company's largest contribution to music has been through their advancements in pickup technology. Gibson's first electric guitar the ES-150 was produced in 1936, and is still considered one of the best sounding electric jazz guitars in the world.

In 1946 Gibson introduced the P-90 single coil pickup, which was eventually used on the first Les Paul model in 1952. The Les Paul was Gibson's first solid body electric guitar. In 1957 Gibson introduced the legendary Humbucker pickup on the Les Paul model, and an instant classic was born. The P-90 and the Humbucker quickly became the pickups of choice for Gibson's expanding line of solid body electric guitars.

1961 marked the introduction of one of Gibson's most successful models ever, the double cutaway SG. This was followed by the Firebird, and Flying V models, each a classic in its own right. In addition to electrics, Gibson produces some of the finest acoustic guitars available.

Gibson's commitment to excellence, and support of top musicians is demonstrated most deeply through its well known Custom Shop. The Custom Shop produces specialty instruments for artists, and discerning musicians. In addition, many well known historic classics have been faithfully reproduced by the Gibson Custom Shop, allowing a whole new generation of guitarists to experience Gibson's hallmark guitars.

Written By: Michael Casamento

Michael Casamento is the founder of Guitar Pages Online - a comprehensive resource for guitars and guitar related merchandise on the Internet.

For more information visit:http://www.guitarpagesonline.com

This article may be freely reproduced so long as the above resource box is included in its entirety.


MORE RESOURCES:
This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news


Rolling Stone

Richard Branson Is Launching a New US Music Festival in 2019
Rolling Stone
One year ago, Sir Richard Branson took to his blog to announce the end of the V Festival, the long-running British music festival the Virgin Group founder started in 1996. “After 22 very enjoyable and successful years, 2017 was Virgin's last V Festival ...

and more »


The New Yorker

Loretta Lynn's New Album, and the Trail She Blazed in Country Music
The New Yorker
Eventually, the pair made its way back east, to Nashville, where Lynn was befriended and mentored by Patsy Cline, who at the time was the most successful woman in country music, and also by the legendary Nashville Sound producer Owen Bradley, who, ...



Billboard

Music Industry Is Missing Out on $2.65B a Year From Stores' Improper Streaming, Says Study
Billboard
The music industry is missing out on $2.65 billion annually due to businesses using personal music services in their storefronts, according to a Nielsen Music study. The report was funded by Soundtrack Your Brand, which offers streaming for businesses ...

and more »


News-Herald.com

Slash's scary new music
News-Herald.com
Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash has a new album, and some scary new music for a Hollywood Halloween event. Rick Damigella reports. TownNews.com Content Exchange. Tags. Showbiz · Cnn Recommended · Editors' Choice · Facebook · Twitter · Email ...



Engadget

Outage pulls the plug on YouTube, YouTube TV and YouTube Music
Engadget
YouTube, YouTube TV and YouTube Music are all impacted, and while pages have begun loading again, actually trying to watch a video is still throwing up the error message shown above. Update (10:45 PM ET): YouTube and associated services appear to ...

and more »


Washington Post

A broken heart reignites Steve Perry's love for music
Washington Post
It's a surprising return from the man whose disappearance from the music scene seemed to be one of the few lasting things in pop music. For decades, Perry refused to make music; even when Journey was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Perry ...

and more »


Variety

'Black Panther,' 'A Star Is Born' Lead 2018 Hollywood Music in Media Awards Nominees
Variety
The Hollywood Music in Media Awards, recognizing music in film, TV, video games, commercials, and trailers, today announced nominees for its 2018 edition. Among the nominates films are Bradley Cooper's directorial debut “A Star Is Born,” “Black Panther ...

and more »


Washington Post

DC elementary school music teacher accused of rape in Montgomery County
Washington Post
A D.C. elementary school music teacher faces charges of second-degree rape in Montgomery County after police say he attacked a woman in his home and dropped her off the next morning outside a Wendy's restaurant where she passed out, court records ...

and more »


Pitchfork

Odesza Announce New Music Festival Sundara
Pitchfork
Odesza have announced a new music festival called Sundara. It takes place in Riviera Maya, Mexico from March 13-16. At the Barceló Resort, the duo will perform three unique sets—an extended live set, an exclusive NO.SLEEP DJ set, and an ambient DJ ...

and more »


Las Cruces Sun-News

Your guide to the 2018 Las Cruces Country Music Festival
Las Cruces Sun-News
It's time to start making plans to attend the sixth annual Las Cruces Country Music Festival, taking place Friday, Oct. 19 through Sunday, Oct. 21 at the Hadley Sports Complex. The Las Cruces Country Music Festival started in 2013 and, according to the ...


Google News

home | site map
© 2006