Tag archive for ‘Vintage’
By theguitarmagazine.com On Wednesday, April 25th, 2018
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Vintage Bench Test: 1969 Gibson Les Paul Custom

In 1953, Les Paul asked for a guitar that “looked like a tuxedo”, but by the late 60s the Custom had built its own legend. Huw Price checks out a strummer from ’69… The luxurious Les Paul Custom evolved More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Thursday, April 19th, 2018
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The Reverb Top 10: Reverb Pedals

A reverb pedal can be one of the most transformative boxes on your board. Dan Orkin from Reverb.com picks out the 10 most popular units on the online gear marketplace… Welcome back to our ongoing series of articles More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Monday, April 9th, 2018
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The Ultimate Guide To Vintage Les Paul Tone

‘Les Paul tone’ means lots of different things to lots of different people, but there’s no doubt that the blend of clarity, sustain and power offered by original Bursts and Goldtops still represents the high-water More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Thursday, April 5th, 2018
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The Reverb Top 10: Delay Pedals

Fancy adding some atmospheric bliss to your guitar sound? Dan Orkin of Reverb picks out the most popular delay pedals sold on the online musical instrument marketplace… Welcome to the second instalment in a series More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Thursday, April 5th, 2018
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Vintage Bench Test: 1960 Gibson Les Paul Standard

There are times when an instrument is so wonderful and iconic that staying appropriately impartial and dispassionate can be a challenge. With that in mind, this gorgeous 1960 Les Paul Standard is going to be a test More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Wednesday, March 28th, 2018
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The Reverb Top 10: Overdrive Pedals

In the market for a new drive pedal? Dan Orkin of online musical instrument marketplace Reverb.com runs down the most popular dirtboxes that guitarists buy through the site… Here at Reverb, we see thousands upon More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Wednesday, March 14th, 2018
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Vintage Time Machines: Gibson Trini Lopez

With its diamond soundholes, the Trini Lopez is one of Gibson’s most recognisable semi-hollow designs. This original 60s example is in excellent condition for its age… While never one of the more mainstream More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Monday, February 12th, 2018
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Vintage Bench Test: 1969 Gibson Flying V

Ted McCarty’s modernist models were ahead of their time but second time around, they proved perfect for psychedelia, glam, metal and more. Huw Price test pilots a 1969 Flying V… These days, the Flying V More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Monday, January 15th, 2018
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Vintage Bench Test: 1948 Gibson L-4

It may appear old and tired but this Gibson is fighting fit and ready for action. Huw Price gets to grips with a late-1940s workhorse that’s still punching its weight nearly 70 years after it came out of Kalamazoo… In More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Monday, December 18th, 2017
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Classic Combinations: Gibson 1952 Les Paul & 1954 GA-40

This 1952 Gibson Les Paul is in such wonderful condition that, at a glance, you’d be forgiven for assuming it was a modern Custom Shop VOS reissue model. Not so. Sourced by Old Hat Guitars proprietor Norman More...