Posts Tagged ‘Gibson Guitars’

Jimi Hendrix

Widely recognized as one of the most creative and influential musicians of all time, Jimi Hendrix pioneered the explosive possibilities of the electric guitar. Hendrix’s innovative style of combining fuzz, feedback and controlled distortion created a new musical form and his influence resonates to this day. In 1969, Hendrix custom-ordered a left-handed Gibson Flying V directly from Gibson. Used during the Band of Gypsy’s era, the following year Hendrix’s Gibson Flying V was made forever famous during his performance at the Isle of Wight Festival at Afton Downs on August 31st, 1970.

The Jimi Hendrix 1969 Flying V has been created in both right and left-handed versions and features a Murphy Lab Aged Ebony finish and aged gold hardware. Only 125 right-handed Vs and 25 left-handed Vs will be created as part of this very special run of guitars. The Certificate of Authenticity for the Jimi Hendrix 1969 Flying V in Aged Ebony features an image of Jimi performing at the Isle of Wight with the guitar. On September 9th, 1969, for his second appearance on “The Dick Cavett Show,” Hendrix played a right-handed 1967 Gibson SG (strung lefty) for a medley of “Izabella” and “Machine Gun.” The new limited edition Jimi Hendrix 1967 SG Custom in Aged Polaris White accurately replicates the exact guitar Hendrix performs with on the show.

The SG Custom features a Murphy Lab Aged Polaris White finish and is one of only 150 models created as part of this run, hand-made by the expert luthiers and craftspeople of the Gibson Custom Shop. The Certificate of Authenticity for the Jimi Hendrix 1967 SG Custom in Aged Polaris White features an image of Jimi performing on “The Dick Cavett Show” with the SG guitar. “I don’t know of a more perfect time than the present for the world to be inspired and electrified by the spirit of Jimi, embodied in these guitars! Jimi didn’t play with just his hands, he played with his heart and really his soul, using his guitar to create positive energy. He wanted to awaken the world with it.

Gibson has harnessed some of that energy, and beautifully! It’s amazing to know that fans and those who love Jimi, and his music, will be able to plug into that power and keep his legacy alive. With Gibson, we’ve selected two of his most impressive guitars to recreate. It’s quite an homage to Jimi, and we couldn’t be more excited about what this means historically.” -Janie Hendrix Jimi Hendrix 1969 Flying V (Left-Handed), Aged Ebony Hendrix 1969 Flying V, Aged Ebony



Set to be huge I’m sure is REIGNWOLF a lovelorn, electric, Canadian blues wild man, for fans of Black Keys, White Stripes, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, the blues bash has been enthralling crowds throughout the summer festivals bounding off bass drums riding on the backs of security guards, soloing in the audience and trashing his beloved Gibson guitar.  he is about to tour with Black Sabbath and go into the studios of  Dave Grohl to record his debut album. He has already played at Glastonbury  and Download festivals here this summer.


John Cipollina, passed away on this date 25 years ago, with a distinctive sound he also devolped his own guitar rig and set up which was donated to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame after his death. Cipollina known for his style and sound of playing in the band QUICKSILVER MESSENGER SERVICE they made some classic psychedelia albums “HAPPY TRAILS” considered the classic, other albums “WHAT ABOUT ME” and “SHADY GROVE” were of their time the San Francisco sound John mostly played Gibson SG guitars after the demise of Quicksilver he formed the band Copperhead an also played with Welsh psychedelic rock band MAN.