Dit is de aankondiging en het verhaal van Gibson zelf.
The new guitar portfolio has been reorganized into Epiphone Originals and Epiphone Inspired by Gibson.
“We are evolving Epiphone and unleashing it with a new look and new collections. We are going back to basics simplifying the collections into Epiphone Originals and Epiphone Inspired by Gibson,” adds Cesar Gueikian, Chief Merchant Officer of Gibson. “Les Paul himself started working on his own solid body electric guitar at the Epiphone factory on 14th Street, New York City back in 1941. It culminated with the ‘Log’ which influenced Gibson to create the Les Paul model a decade later, arguably the most iconic guitar of all time. We are paying tribute to this heritage and particularly to the Gibson Golden Era with the Epiphone Inspired by Gibson Collection, which includes Original and Modern Collections following the same foundation core organization we established with Gibson.”
Epiphone’s Inspired by Gibson Collection offers fans classic Gibson models like the Les Paul, the SG, and the ES-335 at an accessible price. Designed from the original Gibson blueprints, Epiphone’s Inspired by Gibson Collection includes a Kalamazoo headstock, upgraded electronics and finishes across the Les Paul Junior, Les Paul Special, SG Special, Les Paul Standard 50’s, Les Paul Standard 60’s, SG Standard, 61 SG Standard w/Maestro, Designer Collection Explorer, Firebird and Flying V as well as, a Les Paul Studio and Les Paul Modern.
Epiphone Inspired by Gibson Collection: Les Paul Custom in Ebony, Les Paul Special in TV Yellow, Flying V in Ebony, Les Paul Standard 50s Heritage in Cherry Sunburst, SG 61 Maestro in Cherry, Firebird in Vintage Sunburst, Explorer in Ebony and SG Special in Pelham Blue.
“We are launching the new Epiphone Original Collection giving players the authenticity they crave and finally telling one of the greatest guitar stories of all time,” adds Mat Koehler, Head of Product Development at Gibson. “The Epiphone Originals were at the forefront of the folk, blues and rock ‘n roll revolutions. We are excited to showcase the first wave of new Epiphone Originals at Winter NAMM 2020.”
Ook nieuwe Epiphone USA Akoestische uitvoering
The Epiphone Original Collection features new and classic acoustic and electric instruments that Epiphone fans worldwide depend on for every stage of their lives. For the first time in decades Epiphone is launching Epiphone Made in USA starting with The Texan, made in the Gibson Acoustic factory in Bozeman, Montana. Since 1958, the Epiphone Texan has been the inspiration for generations of world-class songwriters including Paul McCartney and Peter Frampton. Now, The Texan is made in the USA once again, proudly handcrafted by Gibson’s finest acoustic luthiers. Featuring all solid woods, X-bracing, and a 25.5” scale length for a powerful tone, Epiphone Made in USA is available in Antique Natural and Vintage Sunburst.