Gibson Just Unveiled a Strange New Body Shape at CES2017

The guitar has been generating a buzz since it was displayed at the Consumer Electronics Show last week.
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PHOTO: Francisco Rivera via Twitter

By Christopher Scapelliti

Gibson showed a new guitar at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas last week, and the few photos of it that are circulating are generating quite a buzz.

The new model was apparently first revealed in this January 5 post from Twitter user Francisco Rivera.


The photo shows a body shape that recalls a more refined version of the Gibson M-III, with its offset twin horns, but with a comparatively sedate appearance and a stop tailpiece rather than a Floyd Rose. The rosewood fretboard and block inlays are also a departure from the maple fretboard and arrow-head inlays found on the M-III.

The controls are most likely a single volume and tone and a pickup selector. The photo shows a gold-finished model in the foreground and what appears to be models in black and flame finishes behind it.

Hopefully we���ll know more about this after Winter NAMM 2017, coming up next week. Stay tuned for updates.

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