Gibson Announce New 'Inspired By' Range
21st Jul 2008 | 13:22
Gibson have announced they are adding several new models to their already awesome line-up of custom Inspired By guitars.
The Inspired By range salutes major influences in music history, and new models honour the Sex Pistols' Steve Jones, Foreigner's Mick Jones, Rush's Alex Lifeson, jazz genius Lee Ritenour and blues legends Johnny Winter and Joe Bonamassa.
Mick Jones Les Paul Custom:: British guitarist Mick Jones appeared on recordings by George Harrison, Peter Frampton, Spooky Tooth and the Leslie West Band before forming the rock band Foreigner and going five times platinum with their 1977 self titled album. The recreation of his original Les Paul Custom features a one-piece solid mahogany body with aged ebony finish and gold-aged hardware, and two ’57 Classic exposed coil pickups.
Alex Lifeson ES-355: Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson's 1976 Gibson ES-355 has been by his side throughout most of his ride to stardom, both in the studio and on the road. The guitar, which has been responsible for many of Rush’s breathtaking layered soundscapes and helped Lifeson expand the definition of popular music, continues to be an integral part of the Lifeson’s live shows. This model features ’57 classic pickups and a 6 position Vari-Tone switch with a bypass switch. This model sold out in record time and the demand for a second line continues!
Joe Bonamassa Aged Les Paul Goldtop: Joe Bonamassa played his first guitar at the age of four and stepped up to a full-scale model by seven, mastering many of Stevie Ray Vaughan’s signature licks. He has gone on to singlehandedly transform blues rock with his own unique fusion of both old and new ideas and distinct interpretation of blues. The Inspired By Joe Bonamassa Aged Les Paul Goldtop features a Bonamassa Truss cover, Grover kidney tuners, BurstBucker 2 (R) and BrustBucker 3 (T) pickups, and CTS pots and bumble bee capacitors.
For more info on these guitars visit www.gibson.com