Rock ’n’ Roll Royalty

  1. Ax Men (and One Woman)

    Ax Men (and One Woman)

    Gibson Guitar’s Fender Telecaster, Stratocaster, and electric Les Paul models are essential to rock 'n' roll. Jimmy Page, Keith Richards, and Chuck Berry play Gibsons, as did Scotty Moore, T-Bone Walker, and a hundred other greats. Here are some giants of rock wielding a Gibson ax.

    Above, T-Bone Walker circa 1950.

    Photograph by: David Sutton/MPTVImages

  2. Chuck Berry

    Chuck Berry

    Performing with guitar in Atlanta, October 1964.
    Photography by: Jean-Marie PÈrier/Polaris

  3.  Bob Dylan

    Bob Dylan

    At his Byrdcliffe home, Woodstock, N.Y., 1969.

    Photography by: Elliott Landy / The Image Works

  4.  Elvis Presley

    Elvis Presley

    Performs what would be his last Memphis concert on July 5, 1976, before a crowd of 12,000 at Mid-South Coliseum.

    Photography by: ZUMA Press

  5. Ace Frehley

    Ace Frehley

    The guitarist for American hard rock band Kiss, in concert at Wembley Arena in London, 1999.

    Alessio Pizzicannella/Contrasto/Redux

  6. Peter Frampton

    Peter Frampton

    Playing at the 2008 Consumer Electronics Show

    Photography by: Sandy Campbell/Gibson Guitar

  7. B.B. King

    B.B. King

    Strikes a joyful chord at the 2008 Bonnaroo music festival in Manchester, Tenn.

    Photography by: Sandy Campbell/Gibson Guitar

  8. Taylor Swift

    Taylor Swift

    Performs at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., on July 19, 2011

    Bill Perlman/The Star-Ledger/The Image Works