New Guitar Day is Blue Guitar Day at the PG offices today. In for review: M-Tone Guitars Slipstream and Gibson Jeff Tweedy Signature SG. 

New Guitar Day is Blue Guitar Day at the PG offices today. In for review: M-Tone Guitars Slipstream and Gibson Jeff Tweedy Signature SG. 

Daniel Lanois’ Firebird V
Lanois’ ’60s Gibson Firebird V—which he loves to plug into a cranked amp for delicate fingerstyle work—rests on a golden divan. Photo by Melinda Dahl

Daniel Lanois’ Firebird V

Lanois’ ’60s Gibson Firebird V—which he loves to plug into a cranked amp for delicate fingerstyle work—rests on a golden divan. Photo by Melinda Dahl

1978 Gibson Les Paul Custom
This well-worn road warrior Gibson Les Paul Custom is a 1978 model, in a rare silverburst finish. Two Tom Anderson humbuckers have been installed, an H3 in the bridge and  an H1 in the neck, and the frets have been replaced with a stainless  steel type, which form a pyramid shape. The instrument is actually a  factory second, but surprisingly there are no structural flaws. There is  a slight flaw in the back burst tip, which is the likely reason why it  was stamped a “second.”

1978 Gibson Les Paul Custom

This well-worn road warrior Gibson Les Paul Custom is a 1978 model, in a rare silverburst finish. Two Tom Anderson humbuckers have been installed, an H3 in the bridge and an H1 in the neck, and the frets have been replaced with a stainless steel type, which form a pyramid shape. The instrument is actually a factory second, but surprisingly there are no structural flaws. There is a slight flaw in the back burst tip, which is the likely reason why it was stamped a “second.”

Jonny Wickersham’s Guitars
From the “they take what on the road?” archives: the Social Distortion guitarist gigs with 1955 and 1957 Les Paul Juniors, a 1954 Les Paul Goldtop, and a Fender Blackguard Tele. See more guitars the stars take on the road in our photo gallery.

Jonny Wickersham’s Guitars

From the “they take what on the road?” archives: the Social Distortion guitarist gigs with 1955 and 1957 Les Paul Juniors, a 1954 Les Paul Goldtop, and a Fender Blackguard Tele. See more guitars the stars take on the road in our photo gallery.

The Pinkburst Project
Read about JJ French’s crusade to fight juvenile blindness and see more sexy pinkburst guitars and amps in our February ‘11 cover story.

The Pinkburst Project

Read about JJ French’s crusade to fight juvenile blindness and see more sexy pinkburst guitars and amps in our February ‘11 cover story.