NAMM 2019: Epiphone’s Del Rey Double Cut returns as the DC Pro

NAMM 2019: Epiphone has announced its first new guitar for 2019, the DC Pro, whose roots lie in the company’s ’70s Del Rey Double Cut design.

The DC Pro modernises the format with the addition of coil-tappable ProBucker humbuckers, a treble-bleed circuit and Grover 18:1 ratio tuners.

Elsewhere, there’s a 24-fret pau ferro fingerboard, mahogany all-access neck and mahogany body with AAA flame maple veneer top.

That comes in five tasty finishes, too: Black Cherry, Faded Cherry Burst, Midnight Ebony, Mojave Fade and Wild Ivy.

We’re really digging this one, especially if the TBC price point isn’t too dear. That shape also serves as a reminder that it wasn’t just PRS’s history Gibson was digging into when it launched its controversial Modern Double Cut back in 2017...

We’ll have more on this one from the show, but for now, take a look at Epiphone for further details.

Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, 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.

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