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

Guitarists now have organ sounds at their fingertips without the need for a MIDI equipped guitar. Electro-Harmonix presented a pair (!) of stomp boxes that convert a standard electric guitar signal into a polyphonic (and authentic sounding) organs that can either be routed to the guitar amp or to a different system.

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