Gibson Just Unveiled a Strange New Body Shape at CES

(Image credit: Francisco Rivera via Twitter)

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.

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The photo shows a body shape that recalls a more refined version of the Gibson M-III, with offset twin horns, with a comparatively sedate appearance and a stop tailpiece rather than a Floyd Rose.

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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Christopher Scapelliti

Christopher Scapelliti is editor-in-chief of Guitar Player (opens in new tab) magazine, the world’s longest-running guitar magazine, founded in 1967. In his extensive career, he has authored in-depth interviews with such guitarists as Pete Townshend, Slash, Billy Corgan, Jack White, Elvis Costello and Todd Rundgren, and audio professionals including Beatles engineers Geoff Emerick and Ken Scott. He is the co-author of Guitar Aficionado: The Collections: The Most Famous, Rare, and Valuable Guitars in the World (opens in new tab), a founding editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine, and a former editor with Guitar WorldGuitar for the Practicing Musician and Maximum Guitar. Apart from guitars, he maintains a collection of more than 30 vintage analog synthesizers.