11 Guitarists Who Rock Gibson Guitars, From Chuck Berry to Dave Grohl

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Chuck Berry plays his Gibson guitar during concert in 1980 in Hollywood, Calif. 

In light of the legendary guitar company's bankruptcy declaration, a look at its most famous ambassadors.

It duckwalked across countless stages in the hands of Chuck Berry, produced some of the most iconic riffs in the Guns N' Roses catalog and hung dangerously low on Joan Jett's hips for decades. And while Gibson's future is up in the air following the company's filing for bankruptcy protection earlier this week, there is no erasing the the 124-year-old guitar maker's titanic place in rock history.

From the Les Paul models to the popular SG, Flying V and ES-335s, Gibsons have been used and abused by a hall of fame-worthy list of players, including Jimi Hendrix, Neil Young, Carlos Santana, Sheryl Crow, Keith Richards, Jimmy Page, Tegan Quin of Tegan and Sara, Bob Marley, John Lennon, B.B. King, Robert Johnson and James Hetfield.

Here are some of those guitar heroes plugging in to their Gibsons.

Chuck Berry


Eric Clapton

Joan Jett

Bob Marley

Billie Joe Armstrong

Sheryl Crow

Tegan Quin (Tegan and Sara)

James Hetfield (Metallica)

B.B. King

Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters)


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