New Generation Artists Playing Gibson Guitars


New Generation Artists Playing Gibson Guitars. Nowadays, few new bands still use Gibson guitars; instead, they favor Fenders or other brands.

These guitars are tailored for a younger crowd, typically featuring thinner speed necks or angular bodies.

New Generation Artists Playing Gibson Guitars

Amythyst Kiah

Amythyst Kiah

A guitar is an expressive instrument, capable of conveying thoughts and feelings. It also fosters connections with other musicians and a sense of community. Gibson is the brand that revolutionized rock ‘n’ roll with legendary guitarists such as Chuck Berry and Muddy Waters; its legacy continues today.

The tradition continues to live on today, as a new generation of artists is helping define genre boundaries and encouraging others to take up the instrument. Therefore, Gibson is now offering an acoustic instrument collection designed for players of all ages and styles – The Generation Collection from Gibson’s Bozeman, Montana facility designed to help players hear more of themselves.

The Generation Collection features hand-crafted G-45 acoustic guitars designed with premium artist features like all-solid construction and an easy-to-play thin body. Plus, they incorporate the limit-pushing Gibson Player Port technology which projects sound out toward you from a side-mounted sound hole on the upper curve of the body, providing an enhanced sonic experience.

Kiah’s latest release, Pensive Pop (Rounder Records), sees her reimagining several songs from her extensive musical influences. Her renditions of Tori Amos’ “Sugar,” Joy Division’s “Love Will Tear Us Apart” and Green Day’s “Hitchin’ a Ride” all showcase her ability to combine iconoclastic rock with hard-hitting songwriting.

Kiah has made an impression in the music world as a talented guitarist, but it’s her singing voice that truly sets her apart. Her songs are deeply personal reflections on life’s experiences – from losing her mother to addiction to learning how to love yourself.

Gibson Generation Group

The Gibson Generation Group, or Gibson G3, is Gibson’s two-year mentoring program for new generations of guitar players. 

Nikki Lane

Nikki Lane and Gibsons Generation Collection

Lane, originally from Greenville, South Carolina, has made a name for herself in Americana music by evolving from her humble origins. Her sound is inspired by outlaw country with elements of blues and rock music; her most recent release Denim & Diamonds showcases this rock-centric side.

She enlisted Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme to assist her with creating her record, which features Alain Johannes from Queens of the Stone Age on guitar and bass, Dean Fertita on organ, and Michael Shuman on drums. Additionally featured are Matt Helders from Arctic Monkeys and Carla Azar from Autolux on percussion.

Lane’s music is inspired by Phil Spector and mid-’60s Britgirl singers, giving her songs an exciting edge. Whether she’s singing about heartbreak from unrequited love, soaring romance, or the exhilaration of winning the jackpot, her voice is uninhibited and gritty.

Nikki Lane’s latest album is a testament to her self-determination, one that will fill Nikki with pride. She desires more control over her life and is willing to work hard to reach it.

Gibson has been the go-to guitar brand for generations of musicians and music lovers across genres for 127 years, inspiring generations with world-class craftsmanship, legendary partnerships, and progressive product evolution. Today, Gibson continues to build upon its legendary status as a leader in guitars with unparalleled product innovations that continue to define its sound.

On August 15th, 2013, she stopped by Gibson’s showroom to play some of her songs on a new acoustic guitar. This recording is part of Gibson’s Backroom Bootleg series, in which bands perform without PA for an intimate performance.



Gibson has joined forces with three songwriters and performers to launch the Generation Collection, a guitar series designed to help players hear more of themselves. Notable features include the Gibson Player Port which produces an immersive sound quality. Collaborations have been formed with Amythyst Kiah, Nikki Lane, and Scarypoolparty from diverse backgrounds as they continue to challenge traditional methods for global recognition. Each artist is dedicated to perfecting their craft while inspiring performers from all ages and music genres alike.

Scarypoolparty (aka Alejandro Aranda) is an innovative artist who fuses intricate single-note lines with non-standard tunings and chord voicings, creating a sound stream of exhilaration. In the video above, he performs “The Darkness,” beautifully demonstrated on a Gibson Generation Collection G-200 acoustic. Be sure to visit his YouTube channel and social media pages to watch him perform as well as view all his gear – from recent recordings to cutting-edge on-stage equipment!

Rob Gueringer

Rob Gueringer

Rob Gueringer, commonly referred to as Freaky Rob, is one of the most acclaimed guitarists in hip-hop today. He’s collaborated with some of music’s biggest acts such as Kendrick Lamar, Lil Wayne, Eminem, and Cardi B, touring around the world and playing guitar to sold-out stadiums around the globe.

The Chicago native has achieved great success on the session scene, where he plays stunning guitar to some of music’s biggest names. He’s performed alongside everyone from Kendrick Lamar to Lil Wayne and has been featured in some exciting videos from around the globe.

Freaky Rob recently joined forces with Fender to create the American Acoustasonic, a hybrid instrument that is half electric and half acoustic. He demonstrated its incredible sound in the video above, suggesting it will be an instant hit among players looking for ways to add some acoustic power to their arsenals.

To see what gear Rob Gueringer uses, be sure to follow him on social media, YouTube, and his website. Additionally, you can sign up for email updates when he posts about new gear.

Freaky Rob is a bassist and owns a Flame Maple U*Bass. He’s also an accomplished songwriter, currently writing songs for Kendrick Lamar, Lil Wayne, and Cardi B. You can catch Freaky Rob on tour or in his home base of Los Angeles, California.

Marley Striem

New Generation Artists Playing Gibson Guitars

From New York City, Marley was raised surrounded by live music and began playing guitar at an early age. Now living in Maplewood, NJ, and attending Berklee College of Music, she has performed at numerous venues such as Rockwood Music Hall, The Cutting Room, Brooklyn Bowl, Berlin Under A, and Industry City among others.

Her band “Fade” has released four albums and earned numerous awards and nominations over the years. Her music draws influence from a variety of styles including blues, rock, and country music; currently, she’s on tour with her band.

Growing up listening to classic rock, she’s familiar with the sounds that Gibson guitars are known for. She enjoys both acoustic and electric guitars and strives to incorporate them as much as possible into her performances.

She’s also a big fan of Gibson Player Port technology, which projects sound out toward listeners. This feature is available on the G-45 acoustic guitar and helps players hear themselves better when singing or playing their favorite songs.

Nikki Lane and Gibsons Generation Collection

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