NASHVILLE, TN (February 6, 2020) GIBSON TV, the iconic, American-made guitar maker’s first-ever all-original, worldwide online network–features original series from the world’s best storytellers. All GIBSON TV original shows are streamed via Gibson.com (HERE); subscribe to GIBSON TV (HERE).
Today, February 6, GIBSON TV has premiered the second episode of the series titled “THE COLLECTION” which takes viewers on a deep dive into the extraordinary, personal guitar collections of music’s biggest artists. In this episode, host Mark Agnesi joins Brian Ray the longtime guitarist, bassist and singer for Paul McCartney. Ray spent 14 years as guitarist and musical director for Etta James, and for the last 17 years has played and toured the world with Paul McCartney. Ray’s first professional recording session was as one of the Crypt Kicker 5 on the hit “Monster Mash.”
Over the course of his 40 plus year career, Brian Ray has amassed and incredible collection of some of the world’s rarest vintage guitars. Brian is such a fan of Gibson guitars he had a Les Paul shaped infinity swimming pool added to his desert home. Watch as Brian Ray unveils his treasure trove of a collection long with the stories behind the guitars including: 1957 Les Paul Std. Goldtop,1959 Les Paul Std Burst, 1957 Les Paul TV Model used by Richie Cunningham on “Happy Days,” 1962 Les Paul SG Junior in Sunburst one of a kind, 1962 Les Paul SG Std with Ebony block–which was the inspiration for Ray’s recently released Gibson Custom Brian Ray SG Jr., a super-rare 1963 Hummingbird Dove, as well as, a handful of 60’s era Fenders, a late 50’s Harmony Meteor and many more.
Watch GIBSON TV’s “THE COLLECTION” with Brian Ray: HERE.
GIBSON TV offers an inspiring and powerful lineup of all-new exclusive, original shows, including: “THE PROCESS” a cinematic look at Gibson’s crown jewel, the main Gibson USA Factory in Nashville, TN, delves into the physical process of how a Gibson guitar is made as well as featuring the artisans who hand-craft these beloved instruments; “THE SCENE” a travel and lifestyle series visits cities around the U.S. and abroad to find the coolest music destinations; “MY FIRST GIBSON” an epic series where artists tell the story of how and why they acquired their first Gibson guitar, exploring their musical history, influences and playing style; “ICONS” a longform interview series sits down with some of the most iconic artists, producers and music business pioneers; “BEHIND THE BOARD” an “in the studio” series gives musicians and producers a chance to look back and discuss the recording process of their most ground-breaking and inspired albums, and “THE SONGBOOK” an acoustic-driven, all-performance series featuring stripped down performances in beautiful spaces from world-renowned artists and up-and-coming musicians.