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.
Among Ibanez’ new offerings was a pair of instruments that are so clearly based off of another company’s instruments that they won’t be mentioned here. What’s also so clearly cool is the graceful shape of the RC465HMSB (top) and RC430IV.

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