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NAMM 2017: Is Gibson about to reveal a new solidbody electric guitar model?

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NAMM 2017: Although its acoustic line-up has been firmed up for months, Gibson has been suspiciously tight-lipped about its electric line, and with good reason, it seems, as a new solidbody model has been sighted in the wild.

The company's stand at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas showcased a new double-cutaway body shape with offset horns, more reminiscent of Yamaha and PRS designs than a Les Paul.

Little is known of the gold-finished model yet, but from what we can see, it packs Gibson's usual twin-humbucker format, along with a stopbar tailpiece, but just single volume and tone knobs, and what we assume is a three-way pickup selector.

We'll report back with more from the NAMM show floor as soon as we have it.

Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.