NAMM 2020: Has Phil X joined Gibson?

(Image credit: Phil X via Instagram)

NAMM 2020: Gibson is already having a big week, with the launch of Gibson TV and the awesome Slash Collection, but is it about to add Phil X to its artist roster? It sure looks that way.

Last night, the Bon Jovi lead guitarist posted a picture on Instagram and Facebook that sees a delighted Mr. X (in fairness, that is his resting state) cradling what looks like a heavily-modded Gibson SG Standard '61 in Vintage Cherry, complete with a Maestro Vibrola floating bridge. Now, this guitar is so heavily modded, one could be tempted to speculate that this is a signature model.

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Jonathan Horsley

Jonathan Horsley has been writing about guitars since 2005, playing them since 1990, and regularly contributes to publications including Guitar World, MusicRadar and Total Guitar. He uses Jazz III nylon picks, 10s during the week, 9s at the weekend, and shamefully still struggles with rhythm figure one of Van Halen’s Panama.