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

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

Rock ’n’ Roll Royalty

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

Chuck Berry
Chuck Berry

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

 Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan

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

Photography by: Elliott Landy / The Image Works

 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

Ace Frehley
Ace Frehley

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

Alessio Pizzicannella/Contrasto/Redux

Peter Frampton
Peter Frampton

Playing at the 2008 Consumer Electronics Show

Photography by: Sandy Campbell/Gibson Guitar

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

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