Introducing The High Voltage Humbucker Set

Ever wanted your guitar to sound like it has devil horns? The High Voltage Humbucker Set from the Seymour Duncan Custom Shop is the pickup for you. Developed for one of rock’s most iconic guitarists, this is one pickup set that’s ready to rock all night long. Its story goes back to 2008 when we…

My Top 10 List of Forgotten Les Pauls

  For a company many perceive as traditional, Gibson sure had a lot of forward-thinking folks over the years. First of those might be Les Paul himself, whose name sits on the headstock of one of the most iconic guitars of all time.

A Guide To Playing In The Cold

It is always cold somewhere. Well, unless it’s spring or fall, but it can still be cold. As they say, the show must go on. But how are we supposed to rock (or pretend to) if we are freezing our butts off? If you are a performing player (or soon hope to be), you will…

Chatting With Carrie Underwood Guitarist Jimmy Herman

Those are just a few of the words that help define the man. You may know him best as Carrie Underwood’s guitarist, but he has also shared the stage with Keith Urban, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, and Brad Paisley, just to name a few. I had the opportunity and honor of asking Jimmy about guitars and guitar playing, and one thing is certain: his passion for what he does is infectious.

The Mysterious Disappearing Les Paul of the 1960s

The Gibson Les Paul remains one of the top selling guitars of all time. It attracts young and old alike, and whether it’s early Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, or relative newcomers like Slash, the Les Paul seems to transfer mojo from deep within the Mahogany itself directly into the player. However, in the 1960s not all was rosy in Les Paul-land. This article is not about one particular guitar, but an entire line that, for a time in the 1960s, was not the iconic instrument it is now. What happened to the mighty Les Paul some 50 years ago? And how did it come back?

Cage Match: The Battle of Bling

Let’s face it: guitars are fashion accessories, and guitar makers know this. It isn’t good enough that we’re on stage rockin’ the place, we gotta look good doing it. Guitarists choose their instrument for many reasons but we all know the player that puts looks above all else. Instead of focusing on, say a Flying V vs Les Paul debate, this one will take a turn towards the flash.

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