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The Fender Stratocaster VS the Gibson Les Paul

For many decades now, musicians, guitarists and even historians have argued tooth and nail over which of two of the finest guitars that have come out of two of the finest companies amongst the 10 best musical instrument brands should be hailed as the...
by Guitar Paradise Blog on Jul 25, 2016

Downgrading Your Custom Gibson Les Paul Guitar

Singer Lars Gunblade of The No Talent Ass Clowns got tired of having his custom Gibson Les Paul guitar stolen on tour. “Some guitarists take cheaper guitars and make them look like a Gibson,” said Gunblade. “I wanted to take the opp...

Music Man Luke Signature Model with Flaking Finish Problem

I met with my good buddy Reggie for lunch recently to talk guitars and gear, and also for him to pass me a batch of his superb homemade cheng tng -- a sweet Chinese dessert known for its cooling or 'yin' properties.  We all need to balance our y...
by The Guitar Column on Jul 25, 2015

Ordering A Tokai LS173 From Ishibashi's U-Box

I recently ordered a pre-owned Tokai LS173 from Ishibashi in Japan and received it in the mail a few days ago. That is, if you could call going personally to Singapore Post's headquarters not once, but twice, 'receiving it in the mail'.It all started...
by The Guitar Column on May 26, 2015

The original 1954 Gibson Les Paul 'Black Beauty' goes up for auction

If you're an avid collector of music history, you might want to consider emptying your piggy bank for this. On February 19th, the original 1954 Gibson Les Paul Custom -- better known as "Black Beauty" --(left) will be auctioned off, giving someone wi...
by engadget on Feb 11, 2015

Refinishing My Les Paul BFG Part 5 | The Big Rewire

In this fifth and final installment of Refinishing My Les Paul BFG, I decided to let my good buddy Arnold San Juan put his remarkable skill with a soldering gun to good use.Arnold San JuanA sound recordist and mixer in the film industry, twiddling kn...
by The Guitar Column on Nov 20, 2014

Refinishing My Les Paul BFG Part 4 | The Final Reveal!

A last look at the gold topThis installment of Refinishing My Les Paul BFG will finally reveal the completely resprayed guitar top in vermillion nitrocellulose lacquer!According to Luca Quaquarella, the luthier who did the refinishing job -- and who...
by The Guitar Column on Nov 13, 2014

Luthier Spotlight | Luca Quacquarella

Born in Milano, Italy, 36-year old luthier Luca Quacquarella is a man on a mission -- to spread the gospel of fine guitar repair.And if there's anyone that could raise a guitar from the dead, it's this guy.Classically trained in violin, cello and dou...
by The Guitar Column on Nov 13, 2014

Refinishing My Les Paul BFG Part 3

In Refinishing My Les Paul BFG Part 2, Luca Quacquarella, our friendly local Italian luthier had stripped the thin gold finish and sanded down the top of the guitar to the bare wood.Gone were the BFG's bumps, ridges and 'scales'.Also gone was the wei...
by The Guitar Column on Nov 6, 2014

Refinishing My Les Paul BFG Part 2

In our first installment of Refinishing My Les Paul BFG, I mentioned looking for a luthier skilled in refinishing guitars in nitrocellulose.Nitrocellulose lacquer is used on higher-end instruments. It not only looks good but also allows the wood to b...
by The Guitar Column on Nov 4, 2014

Refinishing My Les Paul BFG

This is my Trans Gold Gibson Les Paul BFG that I bought in January 2008.The Les Paul BFG series, BFG standing for Barely Finished Guitar (a more apt acronym I have yet to come across) was one of those guitars Gibson produced that would make you stop...
by The Guitar Column on Nov 2, 2014

Gibson Les Paul Standard 2013 – Demo

Bart Walsh from Gibson demonstrates the Les Paul Standard 2013 electric guitar. Just a quick overview and demo.  ...
by Guitar Players World on Feb 17, 2014

Gibson Les Paul P90 Pickup

Gibson Les Paul P90 Pickup: Beautiful sounding guitars suitable for rock/blues. What is P-90? The P-90 is a single coil electric guitar pickup, which was first produced by Gibson in the 1950s. Since then, it has still been in production,…Read m...
by Pro Learn Guitar on Dec 18, 2013

VIP Fan Auctions partners with Grammy Foundation Offer’s Rock Memorabilia

VIP Fan Auctions partners with Grammy Foundation to offer rock memorabilia to support MusiCares charity. VIP Fan Auctions is a top seller on Ebay selling props, wardrobe and production pieces […]...
by Collectors Hype on Jul 21, 2013

Led Xbox 360 Controller

TB521-2180-02 – Video Gaming Headsets, Sound Cards, Audio …A solid LED indicates whenever a digital or analog input signal is being processed by the Dolby Pro Logic IIx decoder. This LED will turn Power on the Xbox 360 controller and plug...
by Technology Retail on Nov 25, 2012

An Interview With Rex Goh

Born and raised in Singapore, Rex Goh is a true journeyman musician. Rex Goh Rex migrated to Australia in 1972 and then moved to Sydney in 1976 to a burgeoning music scene.  A few months after his arrival in Sydney, he auditioned for and joi...
by The Guitar Column on Oct 11, 2012

Can’t Give

Having a family who have interests in music but doesn’t have the patience to learn how to play an instrument is hard.  Even if hubby got an eye on any Gibson Les Paul Standard guitars he can’t buy it because he can’t play it and he...

Les Paul Standard Faded | The Best Sounding Les Paul Ever Made?

If you've been following my account of Sherman's Les Paul Quest, his most recent investigations into finding his ultimate Les Paul led him to Larry Corsa of Corsa Guitars. From what I understand, Larry Corsa started his custom business by purch...
by The Guitar Column on May 16, 2012

Gibson Paul Landers Signature Les Paul

Born of Russian descent in East Berlin, Germany, Landers always has displayed a knack for extreme tones and subtly heavy styling—both of which are captured in spades by the new Paul Landers Signature Les Paul by Gibson USA. As a take-no-prisoners e...
by Guitars blog on Apr 2, 2012


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