Did Gibson steal the Les Paul design?

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Did Gibson steal the Les Paul design? Well, it certainly looks as though they were influenced by O W Appleton and his original guitar design from 1943, 9 whole years before the Les Paul came to market in 1952. Did Gibson steal the Les Paul design? Well, allegedly the little-known luthier named O.W. Appleton claimed that in […]

Matt Heafy and Richter launch the Double Strap on April 1st – turns out its legit!

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German company Richter Straps and Matt Heafy of Trivium chose April 1st to launch a new double guitar strap. Everyone thought it was a huge joke at first. Turns out, this is for real! You can now order one for your favourite ‘boat anchor’ guitar! Richter Matt Heafy Double Strap Matt Heafy has collaborated with […]

NAMM 2019: Blackstar JJN-20R Jared James Nichols signature amp

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Blackstar has just revealed a new JJN-20R Jared James Nichols signature head and cab for the rising guitar star. He only just got a signature Epiphone Old Glory model a few days ago and now he has the amp to go with it, nice one Jared! Blackstar JJN-20R Jared James Nichols The new signature JJN-20R Jared James […]

Fender buys Bigbsy, expanding FMIC portfolio

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Fender Musical Instruments Corporation, the corporate entity behind Fender guitars, has bought the Bigsby brand from Fred Gretsch Enterprises. The Californian guitar maker yesterday issued a press release announcing the acquisition.  Bigsby What does this mean? Probably not a whole lot, as Fender pretty much has Gretsch under its control anyway, having reached an agreement […]

Gibson at NAMM 2019 – Yes, they will be there this time!

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It’s official, at last. Gibson will definitely be at Winter NAMM 2019 after a ‘no show’ at last year’s music industry event. They are going to need to pull it all ‘out of the bag’ and make the world listen after last year’s debacle. Gibson Winter NAMM 2019 You can see that Gibson are now […]

Gibson files for bankruptcy, Henry Juszkiewicz loses ownership

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At last, the painful waiting is over. Gibson Brands Inc. has (finally!) filed for Chapter 11 protection in Delaware, according to Bloomberg. The company’s creditors have, as widely predicted, forced a change in the company leadership. The consumer electronics part of the business responsible for the company’s woes will be sold. Meanwhile, the company wants […]

DJ Gear Blowouts!

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Check out our exclusive lineup of Pro DJ Gear, including: Pioneer – Denon – Rane – Numark – Gemini – Vestax – Behringer – Peavey – Yamaha – Roland – Epiphone – Gibson – Fender – Korg – Ibanez – Alesis – Shure – Boss – Mackie – Zoom – Akai – Marshall – M-Audio […]