When you look at Gibson's new Memphis Series of guitars, you'll notice quickly that these stunning axes are obviously inspired by classic hollow and semi-hollow bodies from the '50s and early '60s. With that being said, these guitars play like no other six-string before them. In other words, the Gibson 2016 Memphis Series is a testament to Gibson's knack for looking to the future as well as the past. Whether you're an intricate jazz plucker, a soulful blues strummer or a retro rockabilly headcase, there's a guitar to suit your discerning tastes in the Gibson 2016 Memphis Series.
As you've probably guessed, the guitars in this catalog are crafted in Gibson's factory in Memphis, Tennessee - a city that's respected worldwide for its important role in the development of rock'n'roll. In fact, the incredible attention to detail put into these guitars is the result of a passionate team of luthiers who take pride in upholding Gibson's legacy. Just take a look at the Gibson 2016 ES-335 Figured Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar. Featuring a beautifully figured maple top and loaded with BurstBucker pickups, this six-string is as versatile as it is elegant. Other upgraded features include a stronger neck, more stable truss rod, low profile frets and new capacitors to produce a singing tone at any volume.
Or, if a hollow body is more your cup of tea, check out the Gibson 2016 ES-275 Hollowbody Electric Guitar. Compared to the L-5 CES, this six-string's width and length has been reduced about 10% and its depth by 40%. The result is a guitar that's more comfortable to put your arms around yet still retains a classic, sophisticated look that would appeal to jazz players. Armed with PAF-inspired MHS humbuckers for a tone that's warm and resonating, the ES-275 is destined to go down in history as one of Gibson's great hollowbody archtops.
And there are many other masterpieces waiting to be ogled in the 2016 Memphis Series, all of which come with their own durable and stylish hardshell case. Once again, Gibson has proven why they are in a league of their own when it comes to semi-hollow and hollow body guitars. Make no mistake, any one of the works of art from the Gibson 2016 Memphis Series will have you grinning from the first chord you hit to the final encore.