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Rock out with the Gibson Les Paul Studio

The 2013 Gibson Les Paul Studio electric guitar lets you play like a legend. The classic design features powerful pickups and a comfortable neck.

Celebrate Gibson's 120th anniversary with us and you could win a new Gibson Les Paul electric guitar

by BBYMartin from 04-01-2014

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Do you want to play guitar? How about a really cool guitar like the one shown here? Gibson has been helping musicians do that for more than a century. In fact they are celebrating their 120th anniversary and Best Buy wants to help by giving you a chance to win one of their famous Les Paul electric guitars.  Read on to get all of the details ...

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Gibson and Epiphone: Making quality guitars for over a century

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What began as a healthy competition between two great companies, was eventually settled when Gibson and Epiphone merged in 1957. Although they’re under the same roof, the two brands have separate identities. With over a century of history, Gibson and Epiphone have been creating the instruments professional musicians use to captivate audiences around the world. That alone is inspiring, but upon learning more about the history, passion, and legacy of innovation, you start to understand what sets these two powerhouse brands apart from all others.

Gibson Guitars: Iconic heritage

Gibson has a well-deserved, longstanding reputation for manufacturing premium guitars and guitar accessories. But what some people may not know is that it all began in the 1902 when Orville Gibson began making mandolins and banjos in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Soon after a company was formed, which began manufacturing guitars with the same precision and craftsmanship they put into every mandolin and banjo. They made history when they teamed up with musician and inventor Les Paul in 1952 to create the iconic Les Paul Electric Guitar. That partnership revolutionized the music industry forever.

Les Pauls, SGs and other popular models

This Nashville, Tennessee company produces some of the most sought after guitars on the planet such as the Les Pauls and SGs, the beautifully designed Explorers and Firebirds, a series of stunning artist signature guitars, and more recently the ground-breaking and technologically innovative robot guitars — the Les Paul X and the Firebird X. They also set the industry standard for high-quality gear such as humbucker and single-coil pickups, guitar care kits, straps, strings and picks.

Today, the company remains true to their roots by crafting and assembling nearly every part of the guitar by hand. Before each guitar leaves the factory, it’s played to ensure it meets the high-quality standard and deserves to bear the Gibson name.

Epiphone: Legendary sound

Epiphone has a rich history dating back to 1873. For over 140 years, Epiphone has been a leader in making professional guitars instruments that set trends in sound, style, and quality.

Their guitars are truly designed by musicians for musicians. Many legendary artists have taken part in the development process including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, John Lee Hooker, Slash, Radiohead, Zakk Wylde and electric guitar pioneer Les Paul, who built his first solid-body guitar at the Epiphone factory in Manhattan.

Today, the company continues to honour their legendary tradition of creating quality instruments, innovating new sounds, and inspiring millions. Epiphone’s catalogue includes banjos, Dobros™, mandolins, acoustic guitars, ukuleles, electric archtops, basses, and of course, Les Paul guitars – the world’s #1 electric guitar.