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PERIPHERY’S JAKE BOWEN IN MELBOURNE GUITAR SHOW MASTERCLASS FOR IBANEZ

Posted in Blog, Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - June 19, 2019

We are thrilled to announce that Jake Bowen, guitarist from cutting-edge American metal band Periphery will be joining us at the 2019 Melbourne Guitar Show to present a masterclass for Ibanez Australia on Saturday August 3rd.

Hailing from New York, Ibanez Signature Artist Jake Bowen has been an integral cog in the Grammy-nominated progressive metal band Periphery. With their debut in 2010 the band has solidified their place in the metal world and helped popularise an exciting new genre of music. Ibanez Australia will be hosting Masterclasses featuring Periphery’s guitarist Jake Bowen held across Australia. These Masterclasses offer an exclusive and intimate opportunity for budding or experienced guitarists to learn from one of the pioneers of the progressive metal movement. The Masterclasses will consist of Jake demonstrating and teaching specific techniques used on his solo work and Periphery’s catalogue and will conclude with Q & A session from the audience ranging from a range of topics. Jake will present his Melbourne Guitar Show masterclass on Saturday August 3rd. Just as each new Periphery release seems to turn progressive metal  around another 180 degrees, Jake Bowen, the source of the band’s rich tapestry of guitar-based ambient soundscapes, has also moved the boundaries of guitar design and performance with his new Ibanez  signature instrument—the JBM10FX, which he’ll be demonstrating at the guitar show. 

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https://australianmusician.com.au/melbourne-guitar-show/

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MELBOURNE GUITAR SHOW SPOTLIGHT: RUBEN GUITARS

Posted in Artists, Melbourne guitar Show News, Special Features    //    Post Date - June 18, 2019

Ruben Guitars is a regular exhibitor at the Melbourne Guitar Show and will be there again in 2019 showcasing their beautiful instruments. We sat down with head designer Tiri Pestrivas at their facility in Ferntree Gully to talk about Ruben Guitars ahead of the guitar show.

Ruben Becker is the founder of Ruben Guitars and is a master luthier. Since 2011, he has been the driving force and creative designer of some of the world’s most beautiful bespoke guitars.  His entire pursuit as a luthier is the perfection of each and every unique and one of a kind instrument – handcrafted and designed specifically for you.  Ruben has unprecedented access to the world’s most sought after and rare tonewoods, making each guitar with the ‘Ruben’ moniker a truly bespoke, heirloom masterpiece. Handcrafting more than 25 bespoke commissions a year, and travelling the globe to source the world’s most rare and exotic timbers, Ruben has become one of the world’s premier luthiers. https://www.rubenguitars.net/

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MELBOURNE GUITAR SHOW TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

Posted in Articles, Blog, Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - June 12, 2019

Stars pic by Richard Hogan

The Melbourne Guitar Show will once again celebrate the Melbourne and Australian guitar community on August 3 & 4, 2019 at Caulfield Racecourse. Proudly presented by Triple M, Australian Musician, and 3PBS the lineup boasts an impressive haul of both local and international artists. In addition to world class performances from the artists on this massive lineup, #MGS2019 will also present a massive gear expo that will feature a huge variety of electric and acoustic guitars, effects pedals, amps and more state-of-the-art guitar technology, both home-grown and from around the world. See, Try and Buy! It will continue to be Australia’s biggest guitar pop-up shop, and that’s not all. The Melbourne Guitar Show will host information seminars, demonstrations, and live performances from Australia’s most talented guitarists and you can now buy tickets HERE

The full program for the 2019 Melbourne Guitar Show is still in development, with some more artists yet to be named and times yet to be locked in. Hopefully it will be available next week.

HOWEVER, to assist you with your ticket booking decisions, here’s a list of artists and the days they will be appearing at the show, either in performance or demo/session.

This list is subject to change but it’s where we are at right now!

SATURDAY AUGUST 3. 10am-6pm

CHRIS BIENIEK
SARAH MCLEOD
JAMES NORBERT IVANYI
DENNIS JONES BAND (USA)
SIMON HOSFORD’S FAIR WARNING (Playing Van Halen’s debut album)
PAUL CAREY & JULIN SCHEFFER
VAN LARKINS
NICK CHARLES
COREY LEGGE
ANNA SCIONTI
MINNIE MARKS
ASH GRUNWALD
PHIL MANNING & CHRIS FINNEN
HAMMOND TRIO: Rob Papp, Jon Wade, Rob Mercer.
INTERNATIONAL BLUES DAY CELEBRATION:
Nick Charles, Shannon Bourne, Minnie Marks, Ash Grunwald, Phil Manning, Charlie Bedford, Corey Legge, Anna Scionti, Liz Frenchman
BRETT KINGMAN
MICHEL DOLCE
JAMES RYAN
KEITH MERROW (USA)
LLOYD SPIEGEL
VAN LARKINS
DREW ROLLER
PHISHA

SUNDAY AUGUST 4. 10am-4pm

ROBYN PAYNE’S ENGINE ROOM
JEREMY BARNES
STARS
SERGIO ERCOLE
ADAM MILLER
MINNIE MARKS
THE CARTRIDGE FAMILY
LLOYD SPIEGEL
ACOUSTIC JAM:
Nick Charles, Lloyd Spiegel, Van Larkins, Chris Finnen, Sergio Ercole, Adam Miller
MICHAEL DOLCE
JAMES RYAN
JOSH MUNDAY
KEITH MERROW (USA)
JAMES NORBERT IVANYI
DAVE LESLIE
TRIPLE M ALL STAR JAM:
Mal Eastick, Charlie Bedford, Dennis Jones (USA), Simon Hosford, Rod Bustos (Bass), (Marcus Ryan (drums)

TICKET PRICES

NotePre-purchased ticket prices apply for tickets purchased up until 11.59pm on Friday 2 August. After this time, Door prices apply.

Adult Day Pass: Door Price $25 (Pre-purchased $20) (Day pass, valid for either Saturday or Sunday)

Family Day Pass: Door Price $50 (Pre-purchased $40) Family ticket for Saturday OR Sunday for 2 adults and 2 children under 15

Concession Day Pass: Door Price $15 (Pre-purchased $10) with Valid Student, Senior, Concession card (Valid for Saturday OR Sunday)

Adult Weekend Pass: Door Price $35 (Pre-purchased $30) (Valid for Saturday and Sunday)

Concession Weekend Pass: Door Price $20 (Pre-purchased $15) with Valid Student, Senior, Concession card (Valid for both Saturday AND Sunday)

Note: Children under 12yo are free when accompanied by a paying adult 

BUY TICKETS HERE NOW!

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MGS2019: CHARLIE BEDFORD INTERVIEW

Posted in Artist Profiles, Interviews, Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - June 7, 2019

At the 2019 Melbourne Guitar Show by Jason Rosewarne

Charlie Bedford is a talented teenage blues musician who has been growing in stature year by year within Australia’s wonderful guitar community. He has performed at the International Blues Challenge – Youth Showcase in Memphis several times.

He has played with and been mentored by some of the biggest names in Australian Blues. Those who attended the 2015 Melbourne Guitar Show will fondly remember Charlie’s appearance with headliner Lloyd Spiegel. Last year Charlie joined the Triple M all star jam alongside guitar greats such as Jack Jones, Brett Garsed, Shannon Bourne and James Ryan.

Charlie has just released his debut solo album 9,500 Miles to Memphis. Charlie Bedford will once again be appearing at the Melbourne Guitar Show in 2019. AM’s Greg Phillips sat down with Charlie at KC’s Rockshop in Boronia, his local music store (and also a #MGS2019 exhibitor) to chat about his career, gear and the guitar show

 

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MGS2019: ROGER MCLACHLAN – THE BASS STAR’S CAREER & GEAR

Posted in Artists, Interviews, Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - June 6, 2019

Roger with Nick Charles (Stars). Photo by Richard Hogan

At the 2019 Melbourne Guitar Show, renowned bass player ROGER McLACHLAN will be hitting the stage with legendary Australian country rockers Stars. To celebrate, AM editor Greg Phillips sat down with Roger to discuss his career and gear.

In Part 1 of our in-depth 2 part interview, Australian Musician editor Greg Phillips chats with acclaimed local and international bass player Roger McLachlan about his wonderful career, including his time with Little River Band (and why he left!), Australia’s legendary country rock band Stars (who are back in action and playing at this year’s Melbourne Guitar Show), Pyramid (the fabulous 80s fusion band), Film scores (Crocodile Dundee, A Cry In The Dark/Evil Angels), Geoff Achison & The Soul Diggers, plus those famous bass parts on John Farnham’s worldwide hit ‘You’re The Voice’ and more.

In Part 2, Roger discusses his basses and amps, Stars playing at the Melbourne Guitar Show and everything else he’s up to in 2019.

And here’s some of Roger’s fine work:

Little River Band – Emma

Stars, the first time around – Mighty Rock

Pyramid at the prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival – The Odyssey

John Farnham – You’re The Voice

Melbourne Guitar Show with Geoff Achison and Jimi Hocking

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MORE GREAT ACTS ANNOUNCED FOR MELBOURNE GUITAR SHOW 2019

Posted in Blog, Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - May 30, 2019

The Australian Music Association is excited for the return of the Melbourne Guitar Show, set to rock Caulfield Racecourse on August 3 and 4, 2019 – and this year’s show is set to be colossal.  Proudly presented by Triple M, Australian Musician, PBS and media partners Noise11 and Beat/Mixdown, the lineup boasts an impressive haul of both local and international artists.  In addition to the world-class performances from the artists on the massive lineup, #MGS2019 will also hold a huge gear expo that will feature a gigantic variety of electric and acoustic guitars, effects pedals, amps and more state-of-the-art guitar technology, both home-grown and from around the world.  See, try and buy!  It will continue to be Australia’s biggest guitar pop-up shop, as well as hosting information seminars, demonstrations, and live performances from Australia’s most talented guitarists.

On Monday we announced a handful of high profile artists who will be performing at this year’s Melbourne Guitar Show, August 3&4 at Caulfield Racecourse.

Now we can reveal a shipload more!

Joining the already announced:
Ash Grunwald
Sarah McLeod
Stars feat:
– Mal Eastick
– Nick Charles
– Roger McLachlan
– Mick Pealing
Lloyd Spiegel
Keith Merrow (USA)
Dennis Jones (USA)
James Norbert Ivanyi
Anna Scionti
Robyn Payne’s Engine Room

will be:
Dave Leslie (Baby Animals)
Phil Manning
Chris Finnen
Shannon Bourne
Cartridge Family feat:
– Sarah Carroll
– Suzanna Espie
Adam Miller
Paul Carey and Julian Scheffer
Minnie Marks
Simon Hosford’s Fair Warning (Playing entire Van Halen debut album)
James Ryan

Van Larkins
Mark ‘Phisha’ Fisher
The Organic Trio feat:
– Rob Papp
– Rob Mercer
– Jon Wade
Rod Bustos
Chris Bieniek

Jeremy Barnes
Michael Dolce
Sergio Ercole
Liz Frencham
Corey Legge
Ben Kelly
Charlie Bedford

And that’s not the end of it. Stay tuned for even more huge surprises over the coming weeks leading up to the show.

Drawing thousands of guitar lovers and enthusiasts to the 2018 Melbourne Guitar Show, #MGS2019 is growing year on year and is gearing up for the biggest event yet.  Champion of the Australian music products industry, Australian Music Association (AMA) will be teaming up with australianmusician.com.au and presenting sponsors Triple M, 3PBS, Noise11 and Beat/Mixdown to present this year’s guitar-centric weekend.  At last year’s show, punters not only enjoyed scheduled performances and demos from the awesome artists on the lineup, but also witnessed surprise on-stand appearances from some of Australia’s finest artists, including Harts, Darren Middleton (Powderfinger), Bec Sandridge, Dan Sultan and many more.  Both the organisers and the exhibitors are constantly wrangling acts right up until the very last minute – and who will be joining the all-star jam this year? Come on down and find out!

Thrilled to present #MGS2019 once again, AMA executive officer and MGS organiser, Rob Walker says, “It’s exciting to see the show develop each year and add value to the live music industry.  We are proud to present such a broad range and quality of guitars, amps and gear from the big brands to local artisans.  And each year we get to put together a program of live music featuring the considerable talents of our guitar community.  It’s a great weekend for anyone into music, particularly guitars.”

Rob continues, “And not only will the #MGS2019 provide a hands-on chance to see and play such a broad range of gear, there’ll be bargains a plenty.  We like to call it Australia’s biggest pop up guitar store!”

The Melbourne Guitar Show will be held at Caulfield Racecourse on August 3 and 4.

Tickets are on sale June 7.

The Melbourne Guitar Show is produced by the Australian Music Association, an incorporated not-for-profit. Proceeds, if any, are used to provide services to the Australian music products industry, particularly the promotion of music making to the community.

Online ticket prices when pre-ordered:: Adult day pass $20, adult weekend pass $30, family day pass $40, concession day pass $10, concession weekend pass $15

MELBOURNE GUITAR SHOW DETAILS

SATURDAY AUG 3 | CAULFIELD RACECOURSE |10.00am – 6.00pm

SUNDAY AUG 4 | CAULFIELD RACECOURSE | 10.00am – 4.00pm |

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MGS2019: ANNA SCIONTI INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews, Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - May 29, 2019

Melbourne blues artist Anna Scionti (pronounced Shon-tee) is a singer/songwriter, guitarist and bottleneck slide player. Scionti’s uninhibited foot stomping blues is honest and raw. On cigar box guitar, resonator, lap steel and stomp you will be deeply immersed into her world of electrified rhythmic tunes, as you will experience if you’re going along to this year’s Melbourne Guitar Show August 3&4 at Caulfield Racecourse.

Scionti’s new 2019 album Orphan Diary, is a collection of original songs telling stories of love, loss, and longing from her childhood to now. Having lost both parents in her teenage years, this album is uninhibited, raw and unapologetic in its honesty. Orphan Diary marks the follow up to her 2017 self-titled EP which debuted at No.2 on the Australian Blues & Roots Airplay Charts.

Having shared the stage with some of Australia’s finest blues players, including Fiona Boyes and Geoff Achison, Anna is a regular on the Blues Train as well as festivals including Thredbo Blues Festival (NSW), Australian Blues Music Festival (NSW), the Great Southern Cigar Box Guitar Festival (VIC), Yackandandah Cigar Box Guitar Festival, Bruthen Blues & Arts Festival (VIC), Docklands Blues Music Festival (VIC), Wangaratta Festival of Jazz & Blues (VIC) and the National Folk Festival (ACT).

Ahead of her Melbourne Guitar Show appearance, Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips sat down for a chat with Anna at Eastgate Music about her music, the new album, her gear and the guitar show.

https://www.annascionti.com/

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MELBOURNE GUITAR SHOW 2019 FIRST ARTIST ANNOUNCEMENT

Posted in Blog, Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - May 27, 2019

The Australian Music Association is thrilled to announce the 2019 return of the Melbourne Guitar Show, set to rock Caulfield Racecourse on August 3 and 4 – and I know we say it every year but this year WILL be bigger than ever.

Proudly presented by Triple M and Australian Musician, the lineup boasts an impressive haul of both local and international artists. In addition to world class performances from the artists on this massive lineup, #MGS2019 will also present a massive gear expo that will feature a huge variety of electric and acoustic guitars, effects pedals, amps and more state-of-the-art guitar technology, both home-grown and from around the world. See, Try and Buy! It will continue to be Australia’s biggest guitar pop-up shop, and that’s not all. The Melbourne Guitar Show will host information seminars, demonstrations, and live performances from Australia’s most talented guitarists.

The first lineup announcement for #MGS2019 (and this is just a trickle of what’s to come) includes a great mix of guitar talent including:
Keith Merrow and Dennis Jones, both from the USA,  will join the usual eclectic and star-studded local list which this year features; Ash Grunwald, Sarah McLeod, Lloyd Spiegel, Stars; featuring Mick Pealing, Mal Eastick, Nick Charles, and Roger McLachlan, plus  James Norbert Ivanyi, Anna Scionti, Robyn Payne’s Engine Room, and that’s just a fraction of what’s to come. We’ll have another big announcement featuring the bulk of the artists real soon!

Visit the Melbourne Guitar Show site, which can be found at https://australianmusician.com.au/melbourne-guitar-show/ for the latest show additions.

Featured artists so far:

Ash Grunwald. Loved for his crowd frenzied shows and blistering guitar playing, Ash has critics and fans raving about his unique blend of roots, beats and a whole lotta groove for over a decade. Nominated for a swag of awards and winning a few, Ash proves why he is one of Australia’s most loved bluesmen. Ash appears at MGS2019 courtesy of Pratley Guitars.

Sarah McLeod, the singer and guitarist with the ARIA Award winning, platinum-selling rockers The Superjesus, has since gone on to establish an acclaimed solo career. Her latest album Rocky’s Diner, written and demoed in a secluded Brooklyn apartment in New York showcases her maturity as a songwriter, and her gift for melding grooves and soul within a rock framework. In 2018 Sarah was back fronting Superjesus as they celebrated the 20 year milestone of their landmark album Sumo. Now in 2019 Sarah McLeod brings her rock chops and boundless energy to the Melbourne Guitar Show stage.

Keith Merrow (Portland, Oregon) is an acclaimed studio guitar player, songwriter, producer, engineer, gear demonstrator, student and teacher. In 2013 Keith teamed up with friends Jeff Loomis, Alex Webster (Cannibal Corpse), and Alex Rudinger and formed the band, Conquering Dystopia and released their self titled album. His popular YouTube channel has well over 18 million views. Keith appears at MGS2019 courtesy of Schecter guitars.

Dennis Jones (Los Angeles, California) Sizzling hot guitar solos, smooth and soulful vocals combine in a high-energy stage performance. That’s what you get and more from on of LA’s brightest blues guitar stars Dennis Jones. He writes songs that seamlessly blend the best of both worlds, presenting a unique and contemporary style of American rock and blues. Dennis Jones is a blues guitar star on the rise, catch him up close and personal at MGS2019 while you can!

Stars. Australia’s country rock legends, famed for hit singles such as Mighty Rock , Back Again and Look After Yourself, feature the fretted instrument talents of Mal Eastick, Nick Charles, and Roger McLachlan, along with legendary vocalist Mick Pealing and drummer Glyn Dowding.

 

Lloyd Spiegel Melbourne Guitar Show regular Lloyd Spiegel is a trailblazer at the forefront of modern blues and one of his country’s most recognised guitarists, named in Australian Guitar Magazine’s list of the top 50 Australian guitarists of all time. His 8th release, ‘Backroads’ is a hard edged, personal and brutally honest account of Spiegel’s life and follows up from his previous albums, all debuting in the top 10 of the Australian independent music charts and holding the #1 spot on the Australian Blues Chart for several months.

 

Drawing around 5000 guitar lovers and enthusiasts last year, the Melbourne Guitar Show is growing year on year and is gearing up for the biggest event yet. Champion of the Australian music products industry, the Australian Music Association (AMA) will be teaming up with australianmusician.com.au and sponsors Triple M & 3PBS, plus media partners Beat/Mixdown and Noise 11, to present this year’s guitar-centric weekend. At last year’s show, punters not only enjoyed scheduled performances and demos from the awesome lineup of artists, but also witnessed surprise on-stand appearances from some of Australia’s finest musicians. Seen at MGS 2018 on stand or just checking out the show’s vibe were: Harts, Darren Middleton, Bec Sandridge, Dan Sultan and many more. Both the organisers and the exhibitors are constantly wrangling acts right up until the very last minute – and who will be joining the all-star jam this year? Come on down and find out!

Thrilled to present #MGS2019 once again, AMA executive officer and MGS organiser, Rob Walker says, “It’s exciting to see the show develop each year and add value to the live music industry. We are proud to present such a broad range and quality of guitars, amps and gear from the big brands to local artisans. And each year we get to put together a program of live music featuring the considerable talents of our guitar community. It’s a great weekend for anyone into music, particularly guitars.”

“And not only will the #MGS2019 provide a hands-on chance to see and play such a broad range of gear, there’ll be bargains a plenty”, he added. “We like to call it Australia’s biggest pop up guitar store!”

The Melbourne Guitar Show will be held at Caulfield Racecourse on August 3 and 4.

MELBOURNE GUITAR SHOW DETAILS

SATURDAY AUG 3 | CAULFIELD RACECOURSE |10.00am – 6.00pm

SUNDAY AUG 4 | CAULFIELD RACECOURSE | 10.00am – 4.00pm

https://www.australianmusician.com.au/melbourne-guitar-show/

https://www.facebook.com/melbourneguitarshow/

https://www.instagram.com/melbourneguitarshow/

Tickets on sale from June 7

The Melbourne Guitar Show is produced by the Australian Music Association, an incorporated not-for-profit. Proceeds, if any, are used to provide services to the Australian music products industry, particularly the promotion of music making to the community

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DUESENBERG STARPLAYER III IN NEW COLOURS

Posted in Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - May 8, 2019


If you’re heading to the Melbourne Guitar Show on August 3 &4 (and why wouldn’t you?) check out the range of Duesenberg Guitars available on the Cranbourne Music stand. Duesenberg is best known for its eye-catching guitar finishes – Outlaw, Stardust, various Sparkle and Pearl versions and many more are one of the trademarks of the Hannover-based manufacturer. The striking Catalina colours play a prominent role in Duesenberg’s colour schemes – noble and timeless metallic finishes with classy automotive Retro & Rock´n Roll vibe from way back then.
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­The Starplayer III, the sleek sister of the Starplayer TV and so far available in black, makes visually impressive statements in its new colours Catalina Blue and Catalina Red!


To complement the exterior, it has great inner values to offer: It is a typical semi-acoustic guitar in classic rim construction, which differs from its big sister only by its flat top and flat back. Hardware, wiring and the classic Duesenberg pickup configuration with Domino P90 on the neck and GrandVintage humbucker on the bridge are identical to the Starplayer TV and deliver not only strong character P90 and earthy humbucker sounds, but also a great sonic variety, which allows the guitar to be used in all musical genres. The tonal performance is perfectly enhanced by a tuning-stable tremolo Diamond Deluxe Tremola in combination with the own “free floating” Steel Saddle Bridge.

See Cranbourne Music at the Melbourne Guitar Show for all your Duesenberg needs

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GIBSON ANNOUNCES NEW ORIGINAL, MODERN and CUSTOM SHOP COLLECTIONS

Posted in Blog, Electric Guitars, Gear, Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - May 1, 2019

For the past 125 years, Gibson has been synonymous with creating, shaping and owning sound across generations of artists and multiple genres of music. At the start of the year, Gibson emerged as the legitimate leader again with their much-anticipated return to NAMM, the world’s largest music industry show. The ‘new’ Gibson showed up with compelling and relevant guitars, combined with a re-energized Brand and renewed commitment from all of the Gibson Artists. The big question was, “When is the launch of the new collection?”

Gibson is pleased to announce that their new collection has been launched around the world. With the new Original, Modern and Custom Collections, Gibson is setting the stage for the next era of amazing guitars. By leveraging its iconic past and leaning into the innovative future, this is already considered by many to be the best collection from Gibson this century.

“The energy continues to build around our new collections and we are very proud that we could draw on our heritage for the Original collection and build on our innovation for the Modern collection. Not to mention taking our Custom Collection to a whole new level,” says Cesar Gueikian, Chief Merchant Officer of Gibson. “In fact, based on the momentum, excitement, and demand, we made the decision to launch the new collection two months earlier than planned, a first for Gibson,” asserts Cesar.

Over the past few months Gibson has been setting the stage for this ‘comeback’ moment. With Artists, Dealers and Fans fully engaged on the journey, there is widespread endorsement for the way Gibson is approaching the next era of shaping sound for past, present and future generations.

“Our vision of becoming the most loved, the most played, and the most relevant Guitar brand, again, is becoming a reality,” adds James ‘JC’ Curleigh, President and CEO of Gibson.

Gibson Original Collection:
“The Golden Era returns with the new Gibson Original Collection,” says Cesar Gueikian. “With this classic line we are paying tribute to our iconic past, bringing back the guitars which shaped the sounds across all generations and genres of music.” The Gibson Original Collection brings classic design, innovation and authenticity back into the hands of Gibson fans. The Gibson Original Collection includes the Les Paul Standard 50’s, Les Paul Standard 60’s, Les Paul Special in TV Yellow, Les Paul Junior in Tobacco Burst, the SG 61 Standard with factory stop-tail, Maestro and Sideways vibrolas, SG Special and Junior, the classic ES-335 Figured and DOT, Firebird, Flying V and Explorer, as well as, the J-45, Hummingbird and J-200.



Gibson Modern Collection:
The new Gibson Modern Collection builds on Gibson’s solid legacy of coveted innovation by introducing modern features that will shape the sounds for future generations of musicians. “The Modern Collection reflects a new era of innovation, something Orville Gibson started in 1894 and Ted McCarty fueled in the 50’s and 60’s. It incorporates many contemporary updates that players have embraced, such as lighter-weight bodies, push-pull systems to switch between the Burst Bucker and P90 sounds, innovative slim-taper necks with asymmetrical profiles, shaved heels for effortless access to the highest frets as well as maximum sustain and stability,” explains Cesar Gueikian. The Gibson Modern Collection includes the Les Paul and SG Modern, Les Paul Studio and Tribute models, the new ES-235 and modern versions of the ES-335, Flying V and Explorer B-2, and modern Hummingbird, J-45 and J-15, as well as the Parlor acoustic models.

Gibson Custom Shop Original Collection:
“The Gibson Custom Shop is the pinnacle of craftsmanship, quality and sound excellence. Each instrument celebrates Gibson’s legacy through accuracy, authenticity and attention to detail,” says Cesar Gueikian. “This year we celebrate the 60th anniversary of the 1959 Les Paul Standard, the holy grail, with our most historically accurate recreation of the most iconic guitar in history.”With Gibson’s new Original, Modern and Custom Collections, Gibson has ignited its new chapter as the guitar of choice for artists in rock, pop, country, blues, folk, jazz, and beyond.

Gibson distributed in Australia by Australis Music Group

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