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Gibson Guitar Greats: Slash

As he turns 51, it's hats off to Les Paul maestro Slash who's been at the heart of hard rock for 30 years. His guitar style is traditional but also unique, drawing on a wealth of melodic soloing ideas and swaggering riffs. Here's what makes him tick, including his love of Gibson Les Pauls. ...

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Guess Which Seattle-Based Supergroup is Reuniting for a Fall Tour?

Temple of the Dog are reuniting this fall for a five-city anniversary tour. Although the band has played a handful of shows over the years, they’ve never toured, until now. “We wanted to do the one thing we never got to do ... play shows and see what it feels like to be the band that we walked away from 25 years ago,” said frontman Chris Cornell, in a prepared statement. ...

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1958 Les Paul Custom Gets “Vintage Vault” Profile

“Players rave about [the Les Paul Custom’s] extremely low, smooth frets, and easy playing action, call it the ‘Fretless Wonder’,” read Gibson’s description of the ’58 model. “Now with three humbucking, adjustable pickups, this new and improved ‘Les Paul Custom’ guitar has increased power, greater sustaining, and a clear, resonant, sparkling tone.” ...

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