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Here's what you need to know about Gibson

Here’s what you need to know about Gibson

“I have not failed. I found 10,000 ways that won’t work” — Thomas Edison

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A Shot Of Old School Vibe - BootLegger Guitars Revives Rootsy Rock 'n Roll Guitar Designs

A Shot Of Old School Vibe – BootLegger Guitars Revives Rootsy Rock ‘n Roll Guitar Designs

Whiskey drinkin’ and ass kickin’ design philosophy = Bootlegger Guitar! Check it …

 An Open Letter To Fender: Effortless Revenge

An Open Letter To Fender: Effortless Revenge

Fender: If you’re curious as to whether Gibson can take a joke as well as they can dish it out, we kindly offer the following suggestions for the second volley in what could turn into the most epic prank war in the history of the music trades.

Lace up for Hysteria: The Media Gins up Hysteria over Lacey Act

Lace up for Hysteria: The Media Gins up Hysteria over Lacey Act

Ever since the Gibson factories were raided, and then raided again, questions about how the Lacey Act is going to affect the guitar industry have been running rampant in music media outlets. TheToneKing.com wanted to take a closer look at the implications of this law and how the media seems to be going crazy train over it.

How Many Guitars is Enough?

How Many Guitars is Enough?

How many guitars do you need to be a rock star? Well, what about the rest of us?

Enter NAMM: Behind the Scenes of TTK's NAMM Coverage: Day 2

Enter NAMM: Behind the Scenes of TTK’s NAMM Coverage: Day 2

    After a breakfast of Cheerios and vodka, I made my way to Anaheim Convention Center early to get the lay of the land. After roaming around a bit, I made note of private rooms from manufacturers like PRS, Gibson, Fender, Godin, and Taylor. Fender had already started with an exclusive early tour for […]

Where's the Brand?

Where’s the Brand?

When you look at players in the 80’s, few guitar brands dominated the landscape. You had Charvel, Jackson, Kramer, and ESP. That was really about it. Even the once monolithic Fender and Gibson were taking a backseat to these brands. The axes that guitarists were slinging were just as important as the guitarists themselves. Guitar […]

Made in ???

Made in ???

When the new 2012 G&L Legacy Tribute models walked in the door, everybody had to stare really hard at the headstock to make sure that the guitar wasn’t a USA model. When we compared it to a USA version of the same guitar hanging on the wall, the only thing distinguishing the cherry-red Tribute from […]