Best Gibson Guitars for Classic Rock: American Musical Supply’s In-House Expert Reveals What Makes Two Gibson Models Superior for Classic Rock

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American Musical Supply has released an article written by their expert featuring his professional opinion on the best Gibson guitar for Classic Rock, which AMS hopes will guide indecisive musicians looking for the right instrument for themselves in the genre. In the end AMS’ expert concluded that there are two guitars worthy of the title “Best Gibson Guitar for Classic Rock”—the Gibson Les Paul Standard Plus and the Gibson SG ’61 Reissue Satin.

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The Gibson SG ‘61 Reissue chosen by the AMS expert as one of the best Gibson guitars for Classic Rock.

“The guitars I chose to review for ‘Best Gibson Guitar for Classic Rock’ offered maximum flexibility, and the ability to accurately replicate the signature sound of a high percentage of Classic Rock music.” –AMS Expert

Classic Rock is one of the rare music genres that is tremendously popular with multiple generations. It is played and listened to by those who were fans fifty years ago, and still has a similar influence on young people today. Gibson® played a predominant role in the development of the genre, with Gibson electric guitar styles having been played by some of Rock music’s greatest contributors such as Jimmy Page, George Harrison, Carlos Santana and more. This makes Gibson guitars completely deserving of recognition by the article writer.

AMS’ expert explains a few critical features of the Gibson SG 61 Reissue Satin Electric Guitar that make it one of the two guitars in his article “Best Gibson Guitar for Classic Rock” that can be found in the Featured Articles section of the American Musical Supply website.

“Although these efforts are focused on replicating past characteristics, there is an upgrade that makes modern sense: the '57 Classics are wax-potted. This is essential for eliminating any microphonic squealing that is sure to follow when high-gain or loud volume is involved. There is a second feature that adds great value as well: the choice of Alnico II magnets, providing the warmth that is critical for Classic Rock.”

By weighing the vintage guitar features that created Classic Rock sound in the past and identifying the new modern features that continue to make it better, the expert recognizes this guitar as one of the best Gibson guitars for Classic Rock. This is just one way the expert derived a solution to this most difficult and often debated question. He uses many different criteria in making his assertions, which results in valuable answers and insight for those looking to purchase a guitar for Classic Rock-style playing. For further explanation of the expert’s findings, or to learn more about Gibson guitars that are adept at Classic Rock read the full article located in the featured articles section found in the upper right corner of the American Musical Supply website.


Located in Oakland, New Jersey, American Musical Supply is a leading online merchant of professional and affordable musician equipment and supplies including guitars, amplifiers, live sound, DJ gear and more. AMS offers award-winning customer service and the website has also been ranked in Internet Retailer’s top 500 e-retailing businesses.

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