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 Mitchell from its previous owner in Mexico City, it’s a remarkable example of a first-year Les Paul and those glorious P-90 pickups sing More...

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By theguitarmagazine.com On Friday, December 15th, 2017
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Vintage Time Machines: 1963 Gibson ES-330TD

From Keef to BB, the 330 has charmed guitarists of all kinds – we take a look at a well-loved 60s original… The Gibson ES-330 – or ES-330TD as it’s officially known – has always been something of a More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Monday, December 4th, 2017
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Private Collection: Duncan Findlay – Master Of All

Duncan Findlay’s guitars reflect a varied musical career that has incorporated musicals, orchestras, and advertising jingles. We find out how a jack of all trades has amassed a guitar collection that has helped More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Thursday, November 23rd, 2017
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Vintage Time Machines: 1960s Di Mauro Grand Bouche

Feel the Django vibes with this Selmer-inspired French acoustic from the swinging 60s. In recent editions of Vintage Time Machines, we’ve looked a number of defiantly rock ’n’ roll electrics. Today, we’re More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Friday, November 10th, 2017
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The Money Shot: 1957 Gibson ES-350T

Gibson’s records indicate that just 74 ES-350T instruments were shipped with a natural finish in 1957, and this gorgeous electric hollowbody is one such example. Introduced two years earlier, the thinline More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Thursday, November 9th, 2017
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Classic Combinations: Harmony Meteor & Vox AC30

The story of Dave Davies slashing the speaker cone of his green Elpico AC55 amp with a razor blade in order to achieve the abrasive sound of the powerchord riff in The Kinks’ You Really Got Me has passed into More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Wednesday, November 1st, 2017
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Vintage Bench Test: 1969 Gibson SG Special

Gibson used ‘Special’ as a model designation for their more upmarket P-90-equipped student models with added neck pickups. Huw Price checks out a rather special SG survivor from 1969… With the benefit More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Thursday, October 19th, 2017
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Classic Combinations: 1955 Gretsch Country Club & Electromatic Amp

This month’s treasures from Old Hat Guitars in Horncastle in Lincolnshire are a pair of Gretsch products from that most pivotal of years in popular music history, 1955. Resplendent in Cadillac Green, the 6196 More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Thursday, October 19th, 2017
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Vintage Time Machines: ’65 Fender Jaguar

Fender’s short-scale offset was marketed to set surf guitarist’s pulses racing, but it ended up being a vehicle for much more noisy pursuits… Offset guitars have enjoyed a resurgence in the past decade More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Thursday, October 19th, 2017
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Vintage Time Machines: ’64 Epiphone FT–120 Excellente

A stunning Kalamazoo-made acoustic that proved Epiphone was capable of occasionally getting one over on its more fashionable sister brand, Gibson. In the first half of the 20th century, Epiphone was Gibson’s More...