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EPIPHONE 2020 NAMM RELEASES
Epiphone borrows classic Gibson body shapes to create a collection that blends iconic styles with the brand’s reputation for quality detailing and appointments. The Inspired by Gibson Collection features both Original series and Modern series lines, designed to cater to traditional and progressive players alike.
Epiphone is offering both traditional and contemporary takes on the revered Les Paul electric guitar for 2020.
The Original Collection, featuring the Les Paul Junior, new Les Paul Classic Worn, and Les Paul Special, as well as two heritage models, the Les Paul Standard ‘50s and Les Paul Standard ‘60s, is all about history. Gibson sticks to the script with CTS pots, vintage wiring, new vintage tuning keys, and era-correct neck profiles.
The Modern Collection takes it in the other direction, with Alnico Classic Open-Coil Les Paul Studios, expanded circuitry on Les Paul Moderns, and the brand new, late ‘50s-style Les Paul Classic.
Like the Les Pauls, Epiphone makes the SG electric guitar available in traditional and contemporary flavors for 2020.
The Original Collection features an LP Custom-inspired SG Custom, SG Special P-90, SG Standard, and ‘61 SG Standard with ‘60s-style Maestro Vibrola tailpiece, all with vintage wiring, CTS pots, new vintage tuning keys, and era-correct neck profiles.
The Modern Collection introduces the SG Classic Worn, a “worn” finish take on the SG with Alnico Classic PRO humbucking pickups.
Under the umbrella of the Original Collection, Epiphone’s Designer Collection recreates three classic models: the Explorer and Flying V, just as they were in 1958, and the Firebird, as it was upon its release in 1963, adding to each a set of Grover tuners, Epiphone ProBuckers, and CTS electronics.
For the first time in decades, Epiphone reintroduces USA-made Texan model. These handcrafted guitars are available as core offerings and part of the Originals series, Epiphone’s flagship.
The Original Masterbuilt series resurrects original Epiphone models from the 1960s, as played by legends like Les Paul and Paul McCartney. These historic reproductions feature traditional construction, as well as top quality materials like genuine bone nuts, solid tonewoods, and Fishman electronics.
Conceived as an amalgamation of two amps country legend Brad Paisley helped popularize —the Stang Ray and the DB4—the new Dr. Z X-RAY combines the best of both earlier amplifiers, alongside a few tweaks, modifications, and design evolutions. Learn more on Chicago Music Exchange's Soundboard Blog!View Details
Now available at Chicago Music Exchange: the Orangewood Guitars Juniper live rubber bridge guitar acoustic guitars provide musicians with a modern parlor model that delivers a clean muted tone, yet doesn’t compromise on functionality or performance. Learn more on the Soundboard Blog!View Details
The new Intuitive Instruments Exquis controller—now available at Chicago Synth Exchange!—combines an intuitive MPE controller with a versatile app, promising to revolutionize the way you compose music! Learn more on Chicago Music Exchange's Soundboard Blog!View Details