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Solidbody vs. Hollowbody Guitar Comparison

Mitch Gallagher compares two Gibson guitars, one solidbody and one hollowbody, to demonstrate their fundamental differences in tone. The hollowbody is a Gibson Memphis ES-275 — the solidbody is a... Read more »

Gibson Custom 1959 ES-335 Dot Reissue Electric Guitar Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IEzUF-Do-w Mitch Gallagher presents the Gibson Custom 1959 ES-335 Dot Reissue, with help from Sweetwater Sales Engineer David Mikautadze. Gibson has gone back to the drawing board to... Read more »

Les Paul – A Brief History

Today we celebrate what would be the 101st birthday of one of the most important figures of modern music, Lester William Polsfuss, better known as Les Paul. Many know Les Paul for his extensive catalog of hit... Read more »

Gibson 2016 Lineup

Gibson's 2016 guitar lineup showcases a long legacy and tradition of excellence in building electric guitars. Since the 1950s, Gibson has been one of the premier companies in the electric guitar world. And their... Read more »

Gibson Custom Sweetwater Les Paul Modern Custom Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y37B8QtJgAk Sweetwater's guitar gurus got together and spec'd a modern version of the classic Les Paul Custom. You get a 5-piece flame maple/walnut neck, rosewood fretboard... Read more »

Gibson Custom L-5 Double Cutaway Hollowbody Guitar Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALItFfgz59I Here's a gem from Gibson Custom: the L-5 Double Cutaway hollowbody electric guitar. This guitar is simply a ton of fun to play. It's also a very classy instrument, with... Read more »

Allow Yourself the Historic Experience

Gibson Custom has been at the forefront of high-end electric guitar design for decades. So it's no surprise that the core of their 2015 lineup gives a nod back to their history with incredible attention to detail to... Read more »

Don Felder Visits Sweetwater

Don Felder, superstar guitarist/vocalist/songwriter with the Eagles stopped by Sweetwater to hold a sold-out songwriting masterclass, to perform at a local venue, and to help us celebrate the 100th episode of our... Read more »

Gibson Custom ’54 Les Paul Custom Review – Sweetwater’s Guitars and Gear, Vol. 90

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqHmlgz0lAw Check out this '54 Les Paul Custom here: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/LPB4SWVOEBGH Mitch Gallagher puts the Sweetwater Exclusive '54 Les Paul Custom to the test... Read more »

Guitar of the Day: Gibson Custom SG Standard – Heavy Aged TV Yellow

Gibson Custom is making guitars like they were being made in the '50s and '60s; a medium-sized factory full of craftsmen and artisans taking the time necessary to make the finest quality instruments possible... Read more »

Gibson Custom CS Les Paul Long Scale Guitar Demo – Sweetwater’s Guitars and Gear, Vol. 79

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KT-CQyeKnUM Check out this long-scale Les Paul here: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/CSLPSLSAGNH/ Mitch Gallagher demonstrate the Gibson Custom CS Les Paul Long Scale electric... Read more »

Gibson Custom Southern Rock Tribute 1959 Les Paul

The Les Paul has been at the heart of many genres of music, but none more so than southern rock. Gibson Custom is celebrating the heart and soul of that heritage with the Southern Rock Tribute 1959 Les Paul, an... Read more »

Guitar of the Day: Gibson Custom CS Les Paul Long Scale

When a guitar manufacturer offers a new version of an iconic guitar, modifying components and features and expanding the options list is a great way to give a new twist to a classic design. For a great example, with... Read more »

Gibson Custom Shop “Made to Measure” Guitar Demo – Sweetwater’s Guitars and Gear Vol. 72

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ETg6A2vEjM Get the 1958 Les Paul Reissue "Made to Measure" here: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/LPR8RGLBNHPRR Get the '57 Les Paul Goldtop w/Bigsby "Made to Measure" here:... Read more »

Sweetwater Exclusive Gibson Custom ’59 Reissue Les Paul – Sweetwater Guitars and Gear Vol. 49

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1CulNxT9j4 Get this Sweetwater-exclusive Les Paul right here: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/LPR9RSWGS/ Mitch presents a special Les Paul that was spec'd by Sweetwater's... Read more »

Gibson Custom Marshall 50th Anniversary Les Paul Demo at GearFest ’13

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmO0TJYRsK4 Check out the Marshall 50th Anniversary Les Paul in more detail right here: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/LPMars50thGT/ Josh Carey, Product Specialist for... Read more »

Gibson Custom 1958 Les Paul Plaintop Reissue VOS Demo at GearFest ’13

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmbzCxKP9gA See the 1958 Les Paul Plaintop Reissue VOS in more detail right here: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/search.php?s=1958+les+paul+plaintop+reissue+vos&Go=Search Josh... Read more »

Gibson and Nissan Take Guitar Repair on the Road

Gibson and Nissan have joined forces to create a unique van fully equipped as a luthier's workshop! The Nissan NV200 Mobile Repair and Restoration Van has a sliding instrument repair table that measures 46 by 56... Read more »

Gibson Custom Shop Historic Series 20th Anniversary

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Les Paul Reissue program, Gibson has gone back to the drawing board to create the most accurate vintage reproductions to date. Many of these Gibson Custom Shop Historic... Read more »

Guitars and Gear Vol. 20 – Gibson Custom Shop 2013 Historic Series

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=em8I_1cnx0w Gibson Custom 2013 Historics - https://www.sweetwater.com/store/search.php?s=s%3A2013Historics Mitch Gallagher sits down with some choice guitars from the Gibson Custom... Read more »

Gibson Custom Limited Edition Paul Kossoff Les Paul Aged – Guitar of the Day

The late Paul Kossoff is renowned for the music he made and for the incredible tone he pulled from his vintage Les Paul Standard. Now you can own and play a guitar that is a virtual duplicate of Paul's, the Gibson... Read more »

Gibson Custom 1957 Les Paul VOS (Mini Humbuckers, Gold Top) – Guitar of the Day

For those seeking a classic Les Paul — and by "classic," we mean historically accurate — Gibson Custom has truly gone back to their roots with the 1957 Les Paul Goldtop. But today's Guitar of the Day has... Read more »

Guitar of the Day

Something completely different for the Guitar of the Day today! (Okay, technically they're not guitars, but they've got strings and frets, so we're going to make an exception...) Check out the Gibson Custom F5... Read more »

Guitar of the Day

Love the vibe of early Les Pauls, circa 1954? There's no question that the fat, chunky necks and combo wrap-around bridge/tailpiece of the time contributed to a very special tonality, resonance, and sustain. But the... Read more »