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Nine new electric and acoustic guitars: October 2018

Nine new electric and acoustic guitars: October 2018

Every month, we’ll compile a few lists of gear that’s fresh out of the oven. Here’s one devoted to electric and acoustic guitars.

Gibson ES-275 Thinline 2019

Gibson Es-275 Thinline 2019

This single-cutaway beauty is a definite highlight of Gibson’s 2019 hollow-body models. It’s a slim and lightweight take on the iconic jazz box, powered by a pair of MHS II humbuckers and finished with a AAA figured three-ply maple/poplar/maple top.

Gibson Hummingbird Mahogany Avant Garde 2019

Gibson Hummingbird Avant Garde 2019

This new spin on the classic is, cosmetic-wise, slightly more conservative. But it makes up for it with several progressive specs, such as a 25.5-inch scale length, 16-inch-radius fretboard and Gibson’s “Advanced Response” neck profile.

Gibson Les Paul Junior Tribute DC 2019

Gibson Les Paul Junior DC Tribute 2019

Only a single P-90 appears on Gibson’s 2019 Les Paul Junior, staying true to the model’s heritage of being a no-nonsense punk and rock ’n’ roll axe.

Fender Whiteguard Strat

fender whiteguard strat

Except for its Strat-style body, this Parallel Universe model is a Tele through and through. The pickup configuration, pickguard and electronics are familiar to Telecasters, and Fender has even wound the two single-coils here to mimic those on the original Nocasters.

Epiphone Ltd Ed Peter Frampton Les Paul Custom PRO

peter frampton epiphone les paul custom pro guitar

Designed in collaboration with the Grammy Award-winning musician himself, this signature Les Paul sports three humbuckers: ProBuckers in the neck and bridge positions, and a Ceramic Pro in the middle.

OD Guitars Minerva

minerva od guitars

This headless guitar is fully customizable: Start with the number of strings you want, then go wild picking the tonewoods, fretboards, scale lengths, electronics and hardware.

Breedlove Oregon Concert Olive E

breedlove oregon olive concert e guitar

One of Breedlove’s top-tier models, the Oregon Concert Olive E features myrtlewood from Oregon on its soundboard, back and sides, a hard rock maple neck, and an African ebony bridge.

Epiphone Ltd Etd Slash Firebird

epiphone slash firebird

Epiphone has created an affordable take on the top-hatted guitar hero’s signature Gibson Firebird. On the three-piece mahogany body, you’ll find a pair of Seymour Duncan “Slash” open-coil humbuckers that are overwound for more punchiness and a hotter output.

Cort GA-QF

Cort GA-QF in Trans Black Burst acoustic guitar

This Grand Auditorium-sized model sports a highly figured maple top, mahogany back and sides, and Fishman’s Isys T preamp—not bad at all for a guitar under $300.