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.
One of the great things about NAMM is that manufacturers from all over the world come to display their products, so you see some instruments that haven’t found their way into your local music store, such as the Memotron from Manikin Electronic, Germany. The Memotron is, essentially, a digital version of the Mellotron, the tape-based keyboard as used by the Beatles for flutes, strings and other polyphonic sounds.

Leave a Reply

Video Premiere: Joshua Black Wilkins, “Late Night Talks”

A People’s History of American Songwriter: Rachel Briggs