Photos: Winter NAMM 2015

Gibson Memphis division displayed a whole different take on a familiar body shape: the ES-Les Paul. While the guitar has the same outward dimensions of the LP, the body is constructed more like that of an ES-335's semi-hollow design. Not only is the instrument lighter, but the tone is enhanced while still being feedback resistant. While offered in several traditional Les Paul colors and NOS finishes, this one is Alpine White.

Videos by American Songwriter

Videos by American Songwriter

Korg displayed the SV-1BKRV performance keyboard now with black and red keys. The SV-1 is loaded with acoustic piano sounds and a bevy of classic vintage sounds such as the Wurlitzer electric piano and Hammond organs. The samples of these instruments were recorded keeping their quirky character intact, including the clicks and mechanical noise.

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