| November 15, 2023 |

Jared James Nichols Guitar Tone Masterclass: Finding Your Blues Power With a Les Paul

Watch as Jared James Nichols shows us the secret to bending techniques and discusses two very unique vintage Les Paul guitars

Jared James Nichols is a Gibson Brand Ambassador, Epiphone artist, and world-renowned blues guitar player. Here, he shows you how to unlock new guitar sounds and how to find your signature tone. You’ll learn how you can use the tones, techniques, and guitar styles of your favorite artists to enhance your own playing style and vocabulary, and also what Jared considers to be the most effective way to find the perfect tone for you. 

Watch as Jared demonstrates the secrets behind his string-bending technique and explains how we can develop our own touch, tone, and feel. Learn about his love of the Les Paul, how he originally wanted to be a drummer, and why he never uses a guitar pick.  

And that’s not all. We also get up close and personal with the gear Jared uses. He tells the story of how Joe Bonamassa gifted him a legendary Klon Centaur overdrive pedal, and reveals the backstory of his signature Epiphone Les Paul guitars. You’ll also get a preview of an entirely new JJN signature Epiphone: the Jared James Nichols “Blues Power” Les Paul Custom

We also get to hear the stories behind two vintage Gibson Les Paul guitars Jared owns: the 1952 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop that survived a tornado and was appropriately named “Dorothy” following its reconstruction by JW Guitar Restoration, and a late-1953 Les Paul that was painted over by a previous owner. Spoiler alert: there are some hidden secrets beneath the aftermarket paint job!

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