Solid Formed Guitars
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The Gibson Custom Shop's knack for digging back into their roots while still upholding their reputation for innovation couldn't be more evident than in their new Solid Formed Archtop Series. These guitars are obvious descendants of Gibson's legendary archtops - but by employing a proprietary Solid Formed spruce top and maple back, these axes have a rich and pronounced tone that's truly their own. Other unique features are their strong, re-designed necks and dual action truss rods for improved flexibility. Even more impressive is that Solid Formed guitars require only 1/3rd of the wood that a carved top guitar needs - so you can rock out in style while knowing that you're also helping the environment.
So which Solid Formed guitar should you start browsing from? Pick and choose! Honestly, any one of these guitars deserve your undivided attention. Take, for instance, the Gibson Custom 2015 Solid Formed 17 Venetian Cutaway Archtop Hollowbody Electric Guitar in Ebony. The debut six-stringer in the Solid Formed Archtop Series, this archtop's amazing resonance is the result of a "floating" pickguard-mounted mini-humbucker, as well as all the specs mentioned above. A huge leap in archtop evolution, this 17" Venetian Hollowbody may very well be the greatest guitar you've ever played.
While you're at it, be sure to also take a look at the Solid Formed 17 Venetian Cutaway Archtops in Sunrise Tea Burst, Bourbon Burst and Cremona Brown finishes. Honestly, if you can think of any other reason why one of these Solid Formed guitars don't belong in your collection of masterpieces, we'd like to hear it. It's easy to see that only the most talented luthiers are employed at the Gibson Custom Shop after you experience the sheer beauty and tone of Solid Formed guitars. Grab one and see for yourself why this series is destined to go down in history as one of Gibson's greatest achievements in instrument making.
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