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Lynyrd Skynyrd star hails Gibson guitars

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Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Gary Rossington has named Gibson as his favourite brand of electric guitar.

Speaking to the Gibson website, the veteran rocker revealed that when he started playing electric guitar in the 1960s, he used to play Fender Telecasters.

However, he stated that when he saw people like Keith Richards, Eric Clapton and Duane Allman playing Gibson SGs, he decided to get one as well.

"Nothing sounds like a Gibson," said Rossington.

He noted that he uses a GibsonSG when the band perform what is probably Lynyrd Skynyrd's most famous track - Free Bird.

Rossington added that on this song, he uses an electric guitar with the B string tuned to G, as this gives it a "crying sound".

Lynyrd Skynyrd, who have also notched up hits such as Sweet Home Alabama, Gimme Three Steps and Saturday Night Special, are currently gearing up to release their new album Gods & Guns.

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Posted on 24 Sep 2009 13:30 to category : Instruments News

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