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It's Chapter 11 for Guitar Maker to the Stars

Les Paul maker Gibson to 'refocus' on musical instruments

(Newser) - It made what VH1 calls "arguably the most famous guitar in rock," the Les Paul Standard cradled by Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page. Now Gibson needs help churning out its guitars also favored by David Bowie and John Lennon . The company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Tuesday,... More »

Gibson Sues Over Guitar Hero

It wants retailers to stop selling game, claims patent infringement

(Newser) - Gibson Guitar has sued Guitar Hero retailers, saying the Activision video games infringe on a patent it holds for a virtual-reality concert. The federal suit seeks to stop Wal-Mart, Target, Kmart, Amazon, GameStop, and Toys "R" Us from selling the games, reports AP. But Activision is fighting back—earlier... More »

Plucky Guitar Tunes Itself

Next up: guitar that plays itself

(Newser) - Gibson's new guitar can't quite play itself, but it offers musicians the next best thing—it tunes itself. The legendary guitar maker is introducing a robotic tuner on a high-end version of its classic Les Paul instrument. Start strumming, and the device tunes to one of six presets in 10... More »

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