John Rich talks Gibson guitars, rock and roll, and his new album!
In a recent interview with Gibson Guitars, John Rich goes into detail about his new solo album, and where he is at in music today. From citing this as “the most aggressive rock and roll music he’s ever made” to discussing his love of his very special Gibson Hummingbird.
I‘ve always been a Gibson guy, going back to watching my Dad play. He had an old Gibson,” Rich said. “As soon as I had enough money to buy a Gibson, I did. I got a vintage Hummingbird and I think I paid like $600 for it and spent another $500 getting it fixed up good enough to play. And on that particular Hummingbird I’ve written over 1,000 songs. That’s my writer guitar – when I sit down to write something serious that’s the guitar I pull out.
“I love the tone of the Gibson. It’s got the beef on the bottom but its got that cut too. You know, Martin has a sound that’s more high end, a ringing sound but the Gibson offers more range from low to high. All the music you heard from me and on Big & Rich, acoustically, is always on Gibson guitars. My hands have spent thousands of hours on Gibson guitars because Gibson stands for excellence. Take my new song, the main promotion shot is me looking down the neck of a Gibson guitar and the folks in Nashville put rhinestones all around it for me and carved Muzik Mafia.
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