By this point, everybody knows the “three pillars” of electric guitar. Having a great Strat, Tele & Les Paul will stand you in good stead, for almost any style you could wish to play, and to satisfy the desire for the legendary tones of almost any artist in modern history.
But, we argue, there is another piece, just as important as any of the others: a fourth horseman. Today, we’re talking about Gibson ES guitars, and the incredible stamp they’ve made on the history of music!
While the ES-335 may be the best known, it’s important to acknowledge the entire range of semi-hollow & fully hollow instruments that have been produced by Gibson & Epiphone, and that hold high value in the hearts of enthusiasts of blues, rock, jazz, indie & even some metal music. A strong case can be made for having an ES as your one and only, do-it-all guitar, as has been suggested by legions of versatile guitar slingers throughout history.
Sticking with the spirit of our other ‘Top 10’ videos, today we’re taking a closer look at the legendary riffs that have been put to tape (to the best of our efforts in research!) with an ES guitar, which does, unfortunately, exclude some of the instruments’ greatest proponents. We’re sorry, but B.B. just ain’t got the riffs!
Whatever you think of our selections, let us know in the comments below! For such an interesting and diverse range of instruments, we’re sure you’ll have a lot of other suggestions to offer, so let us know, down below!
If you’d like any more information on any of the guitars you’ve seen in today’s video, or to check out the full range of ES-style stock that we carry, click the link below to head to our website and explore our full inventory.
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