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Gibson product of the day
Posted 22 February 2017 - 06:20 AM
Gauges 09-11-16-26-36-46. Ace Frehley inspired millions of guitarists with his trademark lead work for the rock band KISS and has been a faithful Gibson Strings user all the way. Now, Gibson Strings unleashes "Ace Frehley Signature" electric guitar strings. Wound with nickel-plated steel over a "hex" core of premium Swedish steel for a crisp response with lots of sustain.
Posted 23 February 2017 - 06:27 AM
The Gibson Grabber was initially introduced in 1973 replacing the SG-styled EB0 as Gibson's entry-level bass guitar. It was a sibling to the Gibson Ripper bass, but differed in having a bolt-on neck with a Flying V-type headstock, simpler electronics and a single sliding pickup. The name "Grabber" refers to the pickup which can be grabbed by the player and repositioned so as to effect a tonal change.
Posted 24 February 2017 - 06:34 AM
Classic resonator guitar from the only and only Dobro®
Epiphone presents the new Dobro® Hound Dog M-14 Metalbody guitar with an easy to play Round Neck. The Dobro® Hound Dog M-14 resonator guitar features the same renowned sound of the American original that’s been dazzling and inspiring musicians since the late 1920s.
There are a few guitars like a Dobro® that can cross generational lines and attract the instant attention of players everywhere no matter what style of music they play. In the world of electric guitars, everyone wants a Les Paul. And for acoustic guitar fans, every player wants a great metal body resonator guitar.
The Dobro® Company, much like Epiphone, is one of the revered names in the history of American guitar makers. And the new Dobro® Hound Dog M-14 Metalbody, brought to you by Epiphone, is the perfect instrument for players who want the beautiful articulation of a metal body guitar for blues, fingerpicking, jazz, or even light slide for classic Delta or Hawaiian styles.
Go classic and go modern, too with the new Dobro® Hound Dog M-14 Metalbody with an easy-to-play Round Neck. Like all Epiphone family instruments, the Dobro® Hound Dog M-14 Metalbody (Round Neck) comes with a Lifetime Limited Guarantee and expert 24/7/365 Gibson Customer Service.
Posted 24 February 2017 - 01:35 PM
I've got a wooden Epi Dobro in my collection. I've been playing it a fair bit lately and it's a really nice guitar acoustically. Plugged in it's very quiet and not very full sounding which is a shame, so it would be better close mic'd in live situations. I'd like to try one of the metal versions.
Posted 25 February 2017 - 06:24 AM
Epiphone SC-550 from the late 1970s, back in the day when Epiphone had their own discrete range of guitars and weren't merely Gibson's equivalant of Fender's Squier brandname. Made in Japan, the scroll-bodied SC-550 is a very cool alternative to Gibson's Les Paul with Black Beauty finish, set-neck construction, ebony fingerboard, 24 fret neck, abalone markers, and - looking at the controls - I'm guessing some kind of coil tap facility. I particularly like the body shape with its German carve which helps accentuate the scroll motif.
Posted 25 February 2017 - 11:20 AM
Miele S5 Power 2200w Vacuum Cleaner
Makita BO3710 Finishing Sander
Verdict 6" vernier scale calipers
Whittard of Chelsea Florence blue teapot
Spear & Jackson 1712PF/INS12 trenching fork
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Posted 26 February 2017 - 06:48 AM
Epiphone is proud to announce one of our most anticipated new models, the Wilshire Phant-o-matic. Designed in collaboration with Frank Iero guitarist for multi-platinum band My Chemical Romance, the Wilshire Phant-o-matic combines an incredible array of features that only Epiphone would dare put in one guitar. The result is one of the smartest and most flexible guitars on the market with all the vintage styling that made Wilshire models a behind-the-scenes favorite of Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Winter, Paul Gilbert, and Steve Marriott.
As with all Epiphones, every Wilshire Phant-o-matic comes with the peace of mind you get from a Limited Lifetime Warranty backed by Gibson Musical Instruments’ famous 24/7/365 Customer Service. See and hear the groundbreaking Wilshire Phant-o-matic today!
My Chemical Romance have sold almost 7 million albums worldwide and they know a thing or two about what makes a great, reliable, and cutting edge instrument. Working closely together over several years of research and development, Frank Iero and Epiphone strove to make an axe that puts the sound of a dozen guitars at your fingertips. The result is what you make it—a straight ahead awesome rock guitar or something completely new and groundbreaking. The Phant-o-matic employs two classic Epiphone pickups, our famous Alnico Classic Plus™ humbucker in the bridge and an Alnico Classic™ humbucker in the neck position. To get the most of the wide tonal possibilities from this pickup arrangement, we’ve included a mono VariTone™, much like the one used most famously by blues legend B. B. King.
Posted 26 February 2017 - 07:34 AM
Master Volume Control, 6-Position Rotary VariTone™ notch filter. (Position 1: Bypass, Position 2: 5db at 1950hz, Position 3: 12db at 1100hz, Position 4: 16db at 620hz, Position 5: 18.5db at 360hz, Position 6: 21db at 120hz), Momentary KillSwitch™3-way pickup selector with black toggle cap
Posted 27 March 2017 - 07:29 AM
Posted 18 April 2017 - 08:14 AM
Gibson’s “SG” model name made its debut in mid 1959 with the SG Special. It was the exact same guitar as the Les Paul Special utilizing the double cutaway LP body but devoid of the “Les Paul” signature on the headstock and a pearl inlaid Gibson logo instead of the silk screen. The model remained unchanged except for a slight tweak of the neck pickup position for increased neck stability. The double cutaway/LP body style was discontinued in 1961 in favor of the SG body style as we know it today.
This 1960 Gibson SG Special in museum grade condition comes from the cousin of the original owner. We’re told that Lynda purchased this guitar new and played it sparingly. She passed a few years ago and the instrument had no surviving guitar players to pass to so it was offered for sale. It’s in 100% original condition with only replaced strings. It retains the original Gibson logo chipboard case, hang tag with “SG Special Red” model designation, 1/4″ cable, and original Gibson string tag. It’s in good playing condition and is likely one of the cleanest in existence. We’re confident this guitar will be a fine addition to your museum or collection.
Posted 18 April 2017 - 03:22 PM
Posted 19 April 2017 - 08:02 AM
Here we see a super rare Gibson EMS-1235 doubleneck that pairs together a 4-string tenor guitar with a mandolin. It would appear to be a custom order, handmade by master craftsman William Westman in 1967. Note the pickups which are full 6-string sized but only have 4 polepieces.