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Gibson Limited Run SG Special ’60s Tribute Electric Guitar Worn Cherry

Mar
7

Gibson Limited Run SG Special '60s Tribute Electric Guitar Worn CherryToday’s featured guitar is the Gibson Limited Run SG Special ’60s Tribute Electric Guitar Worn Cherry. Below is the complete description of the guitar.

What do Pete Townshend, Carlos Santana, and Tony Iommi all have in common? Back in the ’60s, each of these legendary guitarists played a Gibson SG Special with P-90 pickupsand made music history in the process. To bring this beloved rocker back to guitarists in the 21st century, Gibson USA introduces the SG Special ’60s Tribute, a guitar that honors the beloved SG Specials of nearly 50 years ago, in an instrument primed with the tone, versatility, and playability demanded by modern musicians.

Since its arrival on the scene in 1961 (originally as the Les Paul/SG Special), Gibson’s dual-horned, double-cutaway SG has been an iconic rock axe, and has become known for solid performance and tonal versatility that is unparalleled in the guitar world. The SG Special ’60s Tribute is based around the same revered tonewoods, glued-in neck, and Alnico-magnet P-90 pickups that made its predecessor legendary, with the same SlimTaper ’60s neck profile that is behind some of the fastest-playing guitars in history. Stripped-down and ready for business, the SG Special ’60s Tribute has the look and feel of a well-played friend right out of the gigbag, and comes in at a price that any hard working player can well and truly afford!

You can pick up the Gibson Limited Run SG Special ’60s Tribute Electric Guitar Worn Cherry at Musician’s Friend for $799.00.

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Gibson SG Classic Electric Guitar with P-90 Pickups Heritage Cherry

Mar
6

Gibson SG Classic Electric Guitar with P-90 Pickups Heritage CherryToday’s featured guitar is the Gibson SG Classic Electric Guitar with P-90 Pickups Heritage Cherry. Below is the complete description of the guitar.

Inspired by the 1960s SG Special, the Gibson SG Classic Electric Guitar with P-90 Pickups re-creates the look and sound of the most influential guitar in both Britain and the U.S. during the psychedelic era. It has the original all-mahogany body, dual P-90 pickups, and a bound rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays.

A Little SG History

In 1961, the Les Paul was redesigned with a thinner body and 2 sharp cutaway horns that making the upper frets more accessible while lowering production costs. The new guitar was popular, but Les Paul the guitarist did not like it and asked to have his name removed. Gibson renamed the model the “SG” which was short for “solid guitar”. Though Les Paul’s name was officially removed from the model in 1961, the plastic Les Paul nameplates (positioned between the rhythm pickup and fingerboard) were in abundance in the Gibson factory and SG models having these nameplates were built and sold by Gibson up to end of 1963. SGs have been the choice of world-class artists such as Pete Townsend, Eric Clapton, Tony Iommi, and Angus Young.

You can pick up the Gibson SG Classic Electric Guitar with P-90 Pickups Heritage Cherry at Musician’s Friend for $999.00.

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Gibson Limited Run SG Special ’60s Tribute Left-Handed Electric Guitar Worn Ebony

Feb
26

Gibson Limited Run SG Special '60s Tribute Left-Handed Electric Guitar Worn EbonyToday’s featured guitar is the Gibson Limited Run SG Special ’60s Tribute Left-Handed Electric Guitar Worn Ebony. Below is the complete description of the guitar.

What do Pete Townshend, Carlos Santana, and Tony Iommi all have in common? Back in the ’60s, each of these legendary guitarists played a Gibson SG Special with P-90 pickups—and made music history in the process. To bring this beloved rocker back to guitarists in the 21st century, Gibson USA introduces the SG Special ’60s Tribute, a guitar that honors the beloved SG Specials of nearly 50 years ago, in an instrument primed with the tone, versatility, and playability demanded by modern musicians.

Since its arrival on the scene in 1961 (originally as the Les Paul/SG Special), Gibson’s dual-horned, double-cutaway SG has been an iconic rock axe, and has become known for solid performance and tonal versatility that is unparalleled in the guitar world. The SG Special ’60s Tribute is based around the same revered tonewoods, glued-in neck, and Alnico-magnet P-90 pickups that made its predecessor legendary, with the same SlimTaper™ ’60s neck profile that is behind some of the fastest-playing guitars in history. Stripped-down and ready for business, the SG Special ’60s Tribute has the look and feel of a well-played friend right out of the gigbag (included), and comes in at a price that any hard-working player can afford.

You can pick up the Gibson Limited Run SG Special ’60s Tribute Left-Handed Electric Guitar Worn Ebony at Musician’s Friend for $999.00.

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Gibson Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar Satin Ebony Chrome Hardware

Jan
23

Gibson Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar Satin Ebony Chrome HardwareToday’s featured guitar is the Gibson Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar Satin Ebony Chrome Hardware. Below is the complete description of the guitar.

The arrival of the Gibson Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar in 1983 offered guitarists all the essential elements of a Les Paul Standard, including a carved top and humbucking pickups. Its simple yet elegant design quickly helped it become the most popular model in the Les Paul Series. Cutting-yet-rich tonethe hallmark of the Les Paulpours out of the 490R and 498T Alnico II magnet humbucker pickups (BurstBucker Pro on faded models), which are mounted on a carved maple top with a mahogany back. The Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar includes a Gibson hardshell case (Faded and satin finish models come with a gig bag) and a limited lifetime warranty.

Body and Finish
A solid, carved maple top and chambered mahogany body give the Les Paul Studio the same tonewood combination that has been helping Les Paul Standards rock for nearly 60 years. And each of its four available nitrocellulose finishes makes for a stunning looking guitar, even while its no-frills approach eliminates body binding and pickguard.

Mahogany is a medium-dense wood with excellent resonance and superior sustain, and it offers a rich, round, warm tone, but with plenty of high-end sheen and good mid-range presence. Add a solid maple top, and the guitar’s tone is enhanced with added clarity, sustain and definition. The body’s chambering also enhances its mellow acoustic resonance, and adds further air to the midrange content.

Pickups
Gibson’s 498T and 490R pickups (“T” for treble, and “R” for rhythm) have the traditional characteristics of the original “Patent Applied For” pickups of the late 1950s, with a few upgrades. These pickups take advantage of wax potting, which does away with any air space inside the pickup, therefore lessening the chances of microphonic feedback. The result is a humbucker with the tonal characteristics of an original PAF, with a slight increase in upper mid-range response. The Gibson 498T bridge pickup is the 490R’s ideal complement.

Taking the 490R one step further, the 498T is wound a little hotter and also swaps the Alnico II magnet for an Alnico V, giving it more punch and greater emphasis on midrange and highs. The 490R/498T is one of the most versatile humbucking pickup sets available. In the neck position, the former yields juicy, warm vocal tones with outstanding clarity, while the latter in the bridge position excels at everything from bright jangle through a clean amp to wailing overdrive with near-infinite sustain through a high-gain amp. Selected together, the pair gives you everything from funky to greasy, depending upon amp and effects settings.

Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

You can pick up the Gibson Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar Satin Ebony Chrome Hardware at Musician’s Friend for $799.00.

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Gibson Limited Run Explorer Melody Maker Electric Guitar Satin Ebony

Jan
17

Gibson Limited Run Explorer Melody Maker Electric Guitar Satin EbonyToday’s featured guitar is the Gibson Limited Run Explorer Melody Maker Electric Guitar Satin Ebony. Below is the complete description of the guitar.

The Explorer Melody Maker is one the Limited Run Series as Gibson USA re-introduces the Melody Maker as the budget-friendly entree to Gibson solidbody electrics.The Melody Maker was introduced by Gibson 1959 as their budget solidbody model. It had a single-cutaway Les Paul Junior shape with a thinner body and distinctive, narrower Melody Maker headstock. The one single-coil pickup was controlled by one volume knobsound familiar? In later years, a double-cutaway and then an SG-shaped Melody Maker were released.

The new Melody Maker is available in four iconic body shapes: Les Paul and, SG, and now for the first time for the Melody Maker: Flying V, and Explorer. The Melody Maker is now powered by a Seymour Duncan HB-103 humbucker to produce the punch and roar that modern guitar players demand. The maple body comes in a choice of grain-textured satin finishes while the set-in, 1-piece mahogany neck has the slim Melody Maker profile. The wrapround tailpiece, with its tight and solid design, offers the sustain and resonance that many rockers seek. The Gibson USA Melody Maker comes with deluxe gig bag.

You can pick up the Gibson Limited Run Explorer Melody Maker Electric Guitar Satin Ebony at Musician’s Friend for $539.00.

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Gibson RD Standard Electric Guitar Trans Amber

Jan
7

Gibson RD Standard Electric Guitar Trans AmberToday’s featured guitar is the Gibson RD Standard Electric Guitar Trans Amber. Below is the complete description of the guitar.

The Gibson RD guitars were introduced in 1977 and remained on the production line for only five years. They were routed through active electronics. The neck was glued in, in accordance with Gibson tradition, but was made to a 25.5-inch scale length, and carried a maple fingerboard. Body and neck were also both made of maple, all elements intended to contribute to a brighter, snappier tone. It was a clever and well-thought-out piece of guitar design, and won a few devoted fans, but fewer than 1,500 were sold in its three-year run. In response to heavy demand from collectors worldwide, Gibson USA has proudly resurrected this double-cut solidbody. With the same bright sound and innovative design, the Gibson RD’s return is cause for celebration.

The Gibson RD Standard Reissue is a fantastic reissue that captures the unique vibe of this unusual electric guitar, but incorporates many of the tried and true features that Gibson fans have come to know and love. It features a “reversed” Firebird style solid mahogany body, a set mahogany neck with a rounded ’50s shape, a 22-fret rosewood fretboard, and has the traditional 24-3/4″ Gibson scale length.

A Gibson Tune-O-Matic bridge provides a firm seating for the strings, and allows the player to adjust and fine-tune the intonation and string height in a matter of minutes. It also yields excellent coupling between strings and body, maximizing resonance, tone, and sustain. A separate “stopbar” tailpiece is designed to further enhance the connection between the strings and the body. Grover kidney shaped machine heads deliver precision tuning in a durable housing that provides maximum protection for the gear and string post. They are die cast and have a gear ratio of 14:1. A special lubricant inside the gearbox provides smooth and accurate tuning stability. All hardware is chrome plated.

The RD Standard Reissue guitar is loaded with Gibson BurstBucker Pro pickups. The BurstBucker Pro enhances the vintage “edge” of Gibson’s popular BurstBucker pickups with the added feature of an Alnico 5 magnet. They are wax potted so that they can withstand loud volume pressures without annoying feedback. With the BurstBucker Pro, all “Pure Tone Lovers” can now have stunning humbucking tone.

The Gibson RD guitar comes with a hardshell case.

Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

You can pick up the Gibson RD Standard Electric Guitar Trans Amber at Musician’s Friend for $999.00.

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Gibson Les Paul Studio Faded Electric Guitar Ebony Stain

Jan
3

Gibson Les Paul Studio Faded Electric Guitar Ebony StainToday’s featured guitar is the Gibson Les Paul Studio Faded Electric Guitar Ebony Stain. Below is the complete description of the guitar.

Ever since its introduction in 1983, the Les Paul Studio model has been enormously popular with players seeking the power and versatility of the original Les Paul Standard in a ready-for-action package, with a price to match. The instruments’ reduced ornamentationlacking body or fingerboard binding, and using plainer topshas helped to put them in the hands of many more players, while their adherence to the Les Paul’s hardware, pickup, and made-in-the USA construction traditions retained all the thick, meaty tone and unsurpassed playability for which the Standard has been known for nearly 60 years.

The Gibson Les Paul Studio Faded is available in two worn finishes, Blue Satin and Ebony Satin. Combine all this with a pair of humbucking pickups with Alnico V magnets, a ’50s rounded mahogany neck with black obeche fingerboard, and a classic hardware complement, and you have a no-nonsense classic for rock, blues, fusion, or any musical style you care to apply it to.

You can pick up the Gibson Les Paul Studio Faded Electric Guitar Ebony Stain at Musician’s Friend for $799.00.

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Gibson Les Paul Studio 60’s Tribute Electric Guitar with P-90 Pickups Satin Ebony

Dec
5

Gibson Les Paul Studio 60's Tribute Electric Guitar with P-90 Pickups Satin EbonyToday’s featured guitar is the Gibson Les Paul Studio 60’s Tribute Electric Guitar with P-90 Pickups Satin Ebony. Below is the complete description of the guitar.

The Les Paul Studio ’60s Tribute is built on a solid tradition. Ever since its introduction in 1983, the Les Paul Studio model has been enormously popular with players seeking the power and versatility of the original Les Paul Standard in a ready-for-action package, with a price to match. The instruments’ reduced ornamentationlacking body or fingerboard binding, and using plainer topshas helped to put them in the hands of many more players, while their adherence to the Les Paul’s hardware, pickup, and construction traditions retained all the thick, meaty tone and unsurpassed playability for which the Standard has been known for nearly 60 years.

The Les Paul Studio ’60s Tribute is handcrafted by Gibson artisans in Nashville, Tennessee starting with a time-tested selection of tonewoods: a Les Paul mahogany body with a maple top that is graced with a grain texured satin finish. A mahogany neck with a ’60s profile has a 22-fret baked maple fingerboard while a pair of P-90 provide the snappy biting tone. TonePros Kluson-style tuners and the Nashvillel Tune-O-Matic bridge keep your tuning and intonation right where it should be.

Baked Maple:
Aging maple through a baking process called torrefaction. The wood is kept at 200-300º F for a period of time until the wood knows its no longer a tree; Moisture is restored under pressure. This makes the wood very hard, sonically live and extremely stable. The snappy sound of ebony, with the look of medium-brown pau ferro. Many boutique manufacturers are now using this because it improves the wood with no chemical treatment, its environmentally friendly and is great for making better sounding and playing guitars!
Baked Maple:
Aging maple through a baking process called torrefaction. The wood is kept at 200-300º F for a period of time until the wood knows its no longer a tree; Moisture is restored under pressure. This makes the wood very hard, sonically live and extremely stable. The snappy sound of ebony, with the look of medium-brown pau ferro. Many boutique manufacturers are now using this because it improves the wood with no chemical treatment, its environmentally friendly and is great for making better sounding and playing guitars!

You can pick up the Gibson Les Paul Studio 60’s Tribute Electric Guitar with P-90 Pickups Satin Ebony at Musician’s Friend for $849.00.

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Gibson Faded SG Special Electric Guitar Worn Brown

Sep
4

Gibson Faded SG Special Electric Guitar Worn BrownToday’s featured guitar is the Gibson Faded SG Special Electric Guitar Worn Brown. Below is the complete description of the guitar.

The Gibson Faded SG Special is an electric guitar that maintains the tradition of looks, functionality, and value for which the SG guitar is known. Under its attractive faded finish, the Faded Special SG is still the traditional SG, with mahogany body and neck, Tune-O-Matic/stopbar bridge, and alnico 490 pickups. The guitar’s faded finish gives it the look of an electric that started its rockin’ days in the ’60s.

A Little SG History

In 1961, the Les Paul was redesigned with a thinner body and 2 sharp cutaway horns that made the upper frets more accessible while lowering production costs. The new guitar was popular, but Les Paul the guitarist behind the original Les Paul did not like it and asked to have his name removed. Gibson renamed the model the “SG” which was short for “solid guitar”. Though Les Paul’s name was officially removed from the model in 1961, the plastic Les Paul nameplates (positioned between the rhythm pickup and fingerboard) were in abundance in the Gibson factory and SG models having these nameplates were built and sold by Gibson up to the end of 1963. SGs have been the choice of world-class artists such as Pete Townsend, Eric Clapton, Tony Iommi, and Angus Young.

Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

You can pick up the Gibson Faded SG Special Electric Guitar Worn Brown at Musician’s Friend for $699.00.

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Gibson Limited Run Flying V Melody Maker Electric Guitar Satin Ebony

Aug
4

Gibson Limited Run Flying V Melody Maker Electric Guitar Satin EbonyToday’s featured guitar is the Gibson Limited Run Flying V Melody Maker Electric Guitar Satin Ebony. Below is the complete description of the guitar.

The Flying V Melody Maker is one the Limited Run Series as Gibson USA re-introduces the Melody Maker as the budget-friendly entree to Gibson solidbody electrics.The Melody Maker was introduced by Gibson 1959 as their budget solidbody model. It had a single-cutaway Les Paul Junior shape with a thinner body and distinctive, narrower Melody Maker headstock. The one single-coil pickup was controlled by one volume knob—sound familiar? In later years, a double-cutaway and then an SG-shaped Melody Maker were released.

The new Melody Maker is available in four iconic body shapes: Les Paul and, SG, and now for the first time for the Melody Maker: Flying V, and Explorer. The Melody Maker is now powered by a Seymour Duncan HB-103 humbucker to produce the punch and roar that modern guitar players demand. The maple body comes in a choice of grain-textured satin finishes while the set-in, 1-piece mahogany neck has the slim Melody Maker profile. The wrapround tailpiece, with its tight and solid design, offers the sustain and resonance that many rockers seek. The Gibson USA Melody Maker comes with deluxe gig bag.

You can pick up the Gibson Limited Run Flying V Melody Maker Electric Guitar Satin Ebony at Musician’s Friend for $539.00.

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