Tag Archives: Gibson

Gibson announces partnership with Dave Mustaine

Posted by on February 24, 2021

  Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine has officially left Dean Guitars to partner with Gibson. The guitarist/vocalist has joined Gibson as a Brand Ambassador as the new Dave Mustaine Collection will include both acoustic and electric guitars via Gibson, Epiphone, and Kramer models.    Mustaine comments:  “One of first albums I ever bought was Kiss Alive. On […]

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Gibson offically filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy

Posted by on May 1, 2018

Earlier this year we reported that Gibson guitars were allegedly facing bankruptcy. According to Variety, today the guitar company has officially filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. As Bloomberg reported, their signed petition revealed the company owes at least $500 million. Lenders will be providing a new loan of up to $135 million to keep […]

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Gibson guitars allegedly facing bankruptcy

Posted by on February 20, 2018

According to the Nashville Post, Gibson is reportedly facing bankruptcy. The NP released the following details: “CFO Bill Lawrence recently left the company after less than a year on the job and just six months before $375 million of senior secured notes will mature. On top of that, another $145 million in bank loans will […]

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Gibson suing Funko over guitar designs

Posted by on January 2, 2018

We’ve already written abut Spotify being sued today, so we might as well keep the legal metal news going. Another suit filed last month came from Gibson Brands, creators of the iconic Les Paul guitar. Law360 states that they brand is suing toy manufacturer Funko over their Funko POP Figurines. It turns out that the […]

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Scott Ian steps in to Gibson’s ‘Guitar Shop’ with Brendon Small, Brian Posehn, Marc Maron

Posted by on January 27, 2017

Not content with their Les Paul being the guitar of choice for many a metal musician, Gibson has launched a web series, “Four Guys at a Guitar Shop.” They’ve enlisted comedians and musicians to be those four guys, with Marc Maron, Brian Posehn, Brendon Small and John Ennis the four guys in question. It seems […]

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Interview with Riot and Moon Tooth’s Nick Lee

Posted by on August 19, 2015

Between playing festivals in Barcelona with the legendary Riot to opening up for Dillinger Escape Plan with his band Moon Tooth, one could say Nick Lee is more than just an “up and coming” guitar player. While one would never know Lee’s talents from looking at the quiet Long Island native, there is definitely an “it […]

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Kirk Hammett talks about the Gibson Flying V on its anniversary

Posted by on January 6, 2015

On January 6th, 1958, the patent was granted for the Gibson Flying V, changing rock history forever. But upon its debut later that year, the guitar was a failure. According to Gibson, only 81 Flying V’s shipped in 1958, with 17 shipping in 1959. They were then phased out of production until 1966, when the […]

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New audio cable from Gibson records everything you play

Posted by on April 24, 2014

Any guitar player has definitely had at least one time where he/she came up with a kickass riff while jamming only to forget it later. Gibson has chosen to address this issue with a new product dubbed the Gibson Memory Cable. Powered by Tascam, this cable does pretty much what you’d expect it to do; […]

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Gibson Lists The Top 10 Riffs Of The 1980’s (With a Notable Lack Of Metallica)

Posted by on October 19, 2012

Whenever a top 10 list is compiled, the same question pops up: “But what about (insert band/song/musician here)?” And this time is no different. Gibson recently conducted an survey of the best guitar riffs from the 1980’s. Today, they announced the top 10 riffs with the AC/DC classic “Back In Black” taking the number one […]

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Your Gibson Might Be Really Rare Now

Posted by on August 6, 2012

Last year, federal agents raided Gibson Guitar’s facilities in Nashville and Memphis, TN, seizing several pallets of wood, electronic files and guitars. The company was accused of violating the Lacey Act by purchasing and importing ebony wood from Madagascar and rosewood and ebony from India. Today the Department of Justice announced that Gibson has agreed […]

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