Joe Bonamassa: People Taking Over Gibson Are "Good Guys"

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During his recent appearance on Jonesy's Jukebox, former Sex Pistol Steve Jones' radio show, Joe Bonamassa offered some insider info on the new ownership and future of Gibson, which filed for bankruptcy back in May.

“I  know the people that are taking over Gibson, and they're good guys,”  Bonamassa said. “They're guitar guys. What a lot of people don't realise  about Chapter 11 [bankruptcy] is people go, ‘Oh, Chapter 11. Oh my God.  The place is going out of business. There won't be a Les Paul, there  won't be a Flying V.’

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.