• Gibson Buys Stanton DJ Equipment, Proving Korn Was On To Something

    Gibson Buys Stanton DJ Equipment, Proving Korn Was On To Something

    FutureMusic is reporting that guitar maker Gibson is in talks to buy Stanton, one of the major manufacturers of DJ equipment. FutureMusic posits that Gibson is picking up the company in order to buy and spin off its KRK brand professional speakers. Given Gibson’s move into the electronic realm, however, it’s likely this looked like synergy to the embattled company. Read More

  • TCTV: Up Close With The Gibson Firebird X Robot Guitar

    Guitar-maker Gibson has a problem on their hands. After nearly a century of producing some of the most storied guitars in existence for, from the Les Paul electrics to genre-defining acoustics, Gibson has taken a turn into the space age. With the launch of their latest creation, the Firebird X, however, fans have been up in arms about styling, gimmicks and, most important, Gibson’s… Read More

  • Gibson Shipping The Firebird X, A Computer Inside A Guitar

    Gibson Shipping The Firebird X, A Computer Inside A Guitar

    Announced at CES 2011, the Gibson Firebird X has been a fascinating example of a traditional instrument maker building something that, arguably, is quite revolutionary. The Firebird X is essentially a computer inside a guitar. The guitar itself contains a Freescale processor and can run apps approved and sold through the Gibson website. The guitar can model over 2,000 different sounds and… Read More

  • Gibson Forces Wowwee to Pull Paper Jamz Guitars

    One of my favorite toys of the season was the Paper Jamz guitar and amp. Sadly, Gibson didn’t think it was so great and sued the manufacturer, WowWee, for infringing on their image. See, the Paper Jamz may be made of paper, but they kind of look like the Gibson, so the guitar company sued them for trademark infringement, suggesting that WowWee claimed that the guitars “looked… Read More

  • The Dusk Tiger From Gibson All But Plays Itself

    KARANG! We who are about to spend $4,150 on a guitar salute you! The Dusk Tiger from Gibson is a sexy piece of kit that includes next-gen tuning technology that allows you to almost instantly retune your guitar in any configuration while controlling the sound and modeling right from the knob bank. The bridge actually senses the tension and tuning of the string while the internal electronics… Read More

  • Gibson adds five more companies to its 'to sue' list

    Not long after serving Activision with papers alleging patent infringement for the Guitar Hero series of video games, Gibson Guitar Corp. has now decided to go after retailers that sell that game as well. In light of this news, Activision said the following; “Our ‘Guitar Hero’ retailing partners have done nothing wrong. We will confront this and any other efforts by Gibson… Read More

  • Gibson claims Guitar Hero idea, sues Activision

    So I’m thinking of suing Activision. I figured that since everyone else is doing it, the company might not notice and just send me a check to avoid the hassle. I’ll just go for something small like $250 and claim that since I played air guitar to Appetite for Destruction back in ’87 — thus simulating a rock concert — I came up with the idea for Guitar Hero. Read More

  • CES 2008: Play It, Record It

    For millions of years, people have been listening to music. But now, thanks to new technology, they can actually make music as well. At CES, I came across a few items that made my inner musician geek out, including a self-tuning guitar and a pretty sweet drum synth pad, plus a couple of new recording gadgets for capturing your awful performances of “She Bangs” on the go. Pics… Read More

  • Wireless controller lets you Air Guitar Hero

    Cords getting in the way of your thrashing? Didn’t bother Van Halen, but what with the newfangledness these days of microphones, wireless pickups, and blue teeth, you don’t need to let the analog world impede on your digital fantasy. Wireless Guitar Hero III controllers will be available starting in early 2008 in “exclusive” Les Paul models – although I… Read More