Gibson's New Audio Cable Automatically Records Everything You Play

Ensuring that no spontaneous but memorable riff ever gets forgotten, Gibson has teamed up with Tascam to create the next-generation of audio cables that actually records everything being played on an instrument, for up to eight solid hours on a single AA battery. It's like a dashcam for catching musical accidents you… » 4/23/14 4:20pm 4/23/14 4:20pm

Gibson Firebird X Hands-On: The First Digital Guitar You Won't Hate

The Gibson Firebird X is the first digital guitar that even the most fervent analog luddite won't write off as a gadgetar. Lots of guitar technology claims to offer you infinite sounds and disappoints. This is what infinity feels like. » 1/13/12 4:00pm 1/13/12 4:00pm

Gibson's New Firebird X Guitar Is Packed With Loads of Face-Melting…

Gibson guitars are some of the finest ever built. Period. Their latest guitar is strapped with Gibson's most advanced digital sound technologies yet to help you shred like Hendrix—or whoever it is you want to sound like. » 9/29/11 12:00pm 9/29/11 12:00pm

Not Knowing Where Your Instrument Came From Could Cost You $17,000

There's a war against musical instruments brewing in America. Not because of Rock-n-Roll's shadow affiliation with Satan, or the generations of delinquents they've bred. Rather, environmental agencies are not happy about the types of illegal materials they're made from. » 8/26/11 12:40pm 8/26/11 12:40pm

One Guy Who Really Misses His Stolen Guitar Launches Full-Scale…

Many of us have been victims of theft at one point or another, but one Vancouver-area guy was so bummed out about his stolen musical gear—especially a 1953 Gibson Les Paul guitar he had for 43 years—he's launched an all-out internet campaign to get it back. » 6/24/11 6:02pm 6/24/11 6:02pm

This Is the World's Most Heavy-Tech Guitar

Gibson's Dusk Tiger has a name like cheap cologne and guts like no guitar before it. And with only 1,000 being manufactured, they're something of an endangered species. » 11/02/10 1:00pm 11/02/10 1:00pm

Les Paul, Inventor Of The Solid-Body Electric Guitar, Dies At 94

Les Paul, the legendary inventor behind the birth of rock n' roll, died today of complications from pneumonia at the age of 94. » 8/13/09 5:30pm 8/13/09 5:30pm

Gibson's Dark Fire: Les Paul Reborn as RoboCop

It looks like the reason Gibson's self-tuning Robot guitar » 11/10/08 9:45pm 11/10/08 9:45pm had a limited run is that the legendary guitar innovator had a much more insane second stage already blueprinted up: Gibson's Dark Fire Les Paul-style digital guitar is the crowning shred-related scientific achievement of our time. Think of it as the Robot…

Guitar Hero IV's Drums Will Have Six Pads, Two For Cymbals

Cymbals! That's what was missing from the Rock Band drum kit. Not missing, since some of the pads changed to cymbals whenever necessary, but it didn't have two upper pads dedicated explicitly to them. No more. Game Informer says the upcoming Guitar Hero IV will have a six-padded drum set, but a custom-designed guitar… » 5/13/08 3:30pm 5/13/08 3:30pm

Guitar Rising for Real Guitar Heroes

I never got the whole Guitar Hero, Rock Band and their fake guitars playing thingie, which require so much practice to master that you may as well use a real guitar to become as good as Satriani. That's why I love the idea of Guitar Rising, which can use any real electric guitar, from a Fender Telecaster to a Gibson… » 2/07/08 9:20am 2/07/08 9:20am

Gibson Intros "World's First Robotic Guitar": Tuning May Be a Thing of…

We posted a video of the Robot Guitar in action early last month, but now we have some sexy pics and some release date info for guitarists the world over to get excited about. In case you haven't heard, the Robot Guitar can tune itself with a simple push of a button. Servos in the headstock can tune the guitar to one… » 11/12/07 4:40pm 11/12/07 4:40pm

Gibson Powertune Automagically Tunes Up Guitars, Tin-Eared Guitarists…



Thanks to Gibson's Powertune system, now even tin-eared guitarists can push a button, strum the guitar a few times, and then it's as if a ghost has taken over the machine, turning the tuning pegs until the guitar is accurately tuned. It tunes each string to within .02 cent, which is pretty damn close to perfection.… » 10/02/07 11:15am 10/02/07 11:15am

Huge Gibson Flying V Guitar In Action, Plus One That's Even Bigger



Some of our esteemed guitar aficionados and purists looked with disdain upon our post the other day about that limited-edition inverted Gibson Flying V guitar, but maybe this one will suit their fancy: Here's the biggest Gibson Flying V guitar we've ever seen anybody playing. It's positively humongous. And check out… » 8/09/07 2:50pm 8/09/07 2:50pm

Gibson Pops a 180 with Awesome Reverse Flying V Limited Edition Guitar

Attention guitar players: Gibson just turned the guitar world upside down with its Reverse Flying V electric guitar, installment number 29 in the company's Guitar of the Week series. It'll be built in a limited edition of just 400 instruments. Even though purists who still worship the classic 1958 design might be soon… » 8/07/07 4:00pm 8/07/07 4:00pm

PC Recording Studio Guitar: Go Ahead and Jump Into That PC

If you don't feel like shelling out $4000 for that newly-released Gibson HD.6X-Pro $4000 digital guitar we tried out last October, check out the PC Recording Studio Guitar, a Stratocaster lookalike with a USB port that sends your guitar virtuosity into your PC. » 12/15/06 10:16am 12/15/06 10:16am

Live From CES: Gibson Digital Hands-On


Gibson is twanging about its digital guitar, and we spent some time strumming it today. This thing is amazing. It's a standard Les Paul axe with an RJ45-out instead of the usual amp line. Along with the classic pickups, it's got a HEX pickup (patent applied), which is really six discreet pickups (one for each… » 1/06/06 4:50pm 1/06/06 4:50pm