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New Gibson Solidbody for 2017?

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New Gibson Solidbody for 2017?

A week prior to the Winter NAMM show, the Gibson booth at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas unveiled a new Gibson double cutaway solidbody electric guitar that looks more like a Paul of the Reed Smith variety than the Les.

New GibsonPhoto by Francisco Rivera

Not much is known about this new model, but it appears that the mysterious guitar features the ubiquitous stopbar tailpiece and tune-o-matic bridge found on most Gibson electrics. Also present are the standard two humbucker pickup set with a three way selector switch, but it appears to only have two control knobs. One could assume these controls are for Volume and Tone, but perhaps they could also provide some push/pull options?

New GibsonPhoto from John Cola

There’s a peek or two of the model in the video below, but Gibson appears to be silent on any details, and no mention of this new Gibson solidbody on their website.

I will, of course, post any updates here as they roll in.

So, what do YOU think of this new model? Can Gibson score with an innovative new design, or will it be snubbed by the traditionalist guitar community?

New Gibson Solidbody for 2017? was last modified: January 15th, 2017 by Matt

3 thoughts on “New Gibson Solidbody for 2017?

  1. like a cross between a Les Paul and PRS. Wont last long and insignificant.

    1. I agree. The purists will hate it no matter what, and folks looking for something different will keep looking. I do kinda like the looks of it though. And of course I want to play one :)

  2. Looks like Gibson has finally come out with some specs and details on this model :
    http://www.gibson.com/Products/Electric-Guitars/2017/Custom/Modern-Double-Cut-Standard.aspx

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