New PRS video gives you a tour of its SE series factory in Indonesia

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PRS has just released a PR video with lots of behind-the-scenes footage of its new factory in Surabaya, Indonesia. The video shows PRS workers assembling the company’s SE guitar line, including the various steps involved in making the components and assembling the final product. PRS SE Factory Tour of Surabaya, Indonesia  Jack Higginbotham, COO of PRS, […]

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 […]

Behringer “Les Uli” single cut hybrid guitar with built-in synth: Could it be real?!?

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A set of images have turned up that appear to show a new single cut-style guitar with a Behringer logo on the headstock… And it’s got a built-in synth! We’re calling it the Behringer E-Guitar Les Uli Singlecut. Could the company famed for its recreations of classic analogue synths be about to unleash a new hybrid guitar? […]

Gibson unveils its new Les Paul Player Plus Series

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Gibson has announced its new Les Paul Player Plus Series, consisting of three USA model variations available with either P-90, mini-humbuckers or BurstBucker Pro pickups. Gibson Les Paul Player Plus Series The Les Paul Player Plus Series is available in one of three different pickup configurations: P-90 Pickups – Based around Gibson’s 1946 original single coil […]

PRS launches four new ‘Experience PRS 2018’ Limited Edition models

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PRS is launching three new semi-hollow models: the McCarty 594 Semi-Hollow, McCarty Singlecut 594 and the Special Semi-hollow. They look very similar to a guitar it built for John Mayer, as part of its Experience PRS 2018 campaign. The US maker is also offering a Private Stock McCarty ‘Graveyard Limited’ model made from Michigan red maple. […]

Gibson reissues Tak Matsumoto Les Paul Standard in Canary Yellow for 2018

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Gibson has announced the new 2018 Tak Matsumoto Les Paul in Canary Yellow, based on a very limited run created by Gibson Custom Shop for Tak almost 20 years ago. This model will certainly stand out from the crowd – you may need to put your Ray Bans on to play it! Tak Matsumoto So […]

Gibson vs Tronical, Round 2: Gibson announces its own law suit, alleges “fraud”

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A few days ago, we reported on the lawsuit announced by Tronical against Gibson. The German manufacturer behind the G-Force tuner had increased the amount of its claim to 50 million USD. Now Gibson has retaliated with court action of its own. Gibson vs Tronical, Round 2 According to Gibson, Tronical’s legal action is intended […]

Gibson creditors want new CEO before offering a rescue deal – Bloomberg

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Bloomberg has reported that a group of Gibson’s creditors want a new CEO installed before they offer a rescue deal to the floundering American guitar giant. Rescue Deal Financially, it’s been a horrendous couple of years for Gibson USA. The once-great American guitar maker is in serious trouble. Now Bloomberg has reported that a group of bondholders […]