My granddaughter asked for a “real”guitar for Christmas and I asked why? She responded because I like the sound. OK…I asked who did she know that played a guitar and she disappeared and returned with this picture and a list (below)… To my surprise many on the list I favor and all played Gibson guitars…I gotta ask you…How many of your favorite guitarist made the list?
*George Benson *Carlos Santana *Chuck Berry *Brian Robertson *Nikki Sixx *Cheryl Crow *Bob Dylan *Jerry Garcia *Grant Green *Jimmy Hendrix *Steve Howe *BB King *Peter Green *Tony Iommi *Joan Jett *Albert King *Lenny Kravitz *John Lennon *Bob Marley *Paul McCartney *Elvis Presley *Keith Richards *Eddie Suggs *Frank Zappa *Eddie VanHalen.
Quite a few, right?! I bet you’re a baby boomer or a musician… I just love music and never realized how popular the brand is among the “greats”.
It’s a fact that all made significant contributions playing Gibson guitars and there’s twice as many guitarist where she gathered her research (smart kid -huh).
The list includes many veteran musicians with long careers, who have a history of faithful Gibson use. The particular instrument they used was unique or of historical importance.
Now I must admit that I didn’t realize the child had an interest in playing guitar or any other instrument, but I figure if she finds one that is as beautiful as the picture, it will be a great conversation piece. I’ll also have a reason to strum a tune or two!