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Epiphone Debuts New Models At 2006 NAMM Show :: Electric Guitars Reviews


It's that time of year again... NAMM Time! ... and that means new and exciting models! The following new models of Guitars for 2006 were introduced at the Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California. Check them out!

...and check out our reviews for these guitars and many more on the Electric Guitar section.


Epiphone ES-175 Reissue Guitar

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Since it's introduction in 1949 by Gibson, the Epiphone ES-175 (originally called that due to it's price tag of $175) has established itself as instrument of choice for many jazz and blues musicians. For the first time ever, Epiphone introduces a version of this classic 2-pickup hollowbody combining quality with affordability. The Epiphone ES 175 Guitar features a laminated Maple top with Mahogany back and sides and is equipped with 2 Alnico Classic humbuckers for the dark, rich tone. This electric guitar also features a hard Maple neck with Rosewood fingerboard for classic feel and Grover machine heads for outstanding tuning accuracy and stability.

Epiphone Worn FIREBIRD STUDIO Guitar

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This Epiphone Firebird Studio combines the “reverse-body” style of the original series with Epiphone's traditional set-neck design and full-size, Alnico Classic humbucking pickups. To top it off, this electric guitar features Steinberger 40:1 direct-drive, gearless tuners for unequalled tuning precision and ease-of-use while maintaining the traditional Firebird banjo tuner look. Available in the new "worn" cherry finish, it might be new but it has the warmth and feel of a vintage instrument.

Epiphone Les Paul STANDARD PLAIN-TOP Guitar

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The name "Les Paul" means ROCK and this instrument a new standard for affordable ROCKIN! With its traditional Les Paul construction featuring a solid Mahogany body with maple top and glued-in Mahogany neck, the "PlainTop's" unfigured maple top might not be as flashy as its PlusTop flame maple sibling but it's the same by all other standards. Epiphone Les Paul standard plain top Guitar is fitted with two Alnico Classic humbuckers and a tunomatic with stopbar bridge/tailpiece combination, so you get all the tone and sustain that's made LP the greatest name in guitars since 1952. With a street price of around $399, there's no reason not to own this affordable classic

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Epiphone Ltd. Ed. FIREBIRD STUDIO in VS Guitar

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This musical instrument combines the “reverse-body” style of the original series with Epiphone's traditional set-neck design and full-size, Alnico Classic humbucking pickups. To top it off, Epiphone Ltd. Ed. FIREBIRD STUDIO in VS Guitar features Steinberger 40:1 direct-drive, gearless tuners for unequalled tuning precision and ease-of-use while maintaining the traditional Firebird "banjo" tuner look.

Epiphone Limited Edition 57 Les Paul Junior Reissue Guitar

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What could be simpler than surface-mounting one dog-ear P-90 pickup on a slab of mahogany? But perhaps it is this simplicity that contributes to the Les Paul Jr's ability to so consistently produce great tone. And now, Epiphone Guitars recreates this classic set-neck, all-solid wood model at a price that everyone can afford. The Epiphone Les Paul Junior Reissue Guitar got added a cool P-100 humbucker for pure rock tone with no noise.

Epiphone Limited Edition CASINO with Bigsby Guitar

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Since John, Paul and George each picked up an Epiphone Casino guitar back in 1965, this classic hollow-body has been the choice of professional musicians. This guitar includes a Bigsby tremolo with traditional vintage sunburst finish.

Epiphone Limited Edition ES-135 Guitar

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As Guitar Player magazine said... "The Epiphone ES-135 electric guitar is a super-versatile ax that fuses the ES-175 traits with aspects of the semi-acoustic ES-335. The result is relentless sustain and slap-your-face presence, the ES-135's gargantuan tones are as easy to ignore as a hippo in your hot tub." Epiphone proudly recreates the Ltd. Ed. ES-135 Guitar in gorgeous Blueburst finish and, at a price that the working musician can afford.

Epiphone Limited Edition WildKat in Sunrise Orange Guitar

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An even wilder Wildkat with this Limited Edition version WidlKat guitar in gorgeous Sunrise Orange. With its vintage chrome P-90 pickups and Bigsby vibrato, this Epiphone original semi-hollow body is perfect for rock, blues and country. And, the highly Flamed Maple top sure looks good too! The Epiphone Ltd. Ed. WildKat electric guitar - this wild guitar has a lot to catch the fancy of all kinds of players: chrome Vibratone tailpiece for vintage detail, flamed maple top for gorgeous looks, and 2 Alnico V P-90s for hot-rodded tone. Maple neck, rosewood fretboard, mahogany sides and back, and body and neck binding. Limited lifetime warranty.

Epiphone Limited Edition SPECIAL-II Deluxe in VS Guitar

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best-selling electric guitar just got even better! This Les Paul Special-II combines the look and feel of a Les Paul with 2 powerful humbucking pickups for awesome rock tone at a price that can't be beat; it got added gold hardware for an upscale look and feel.

Epiphone Limited Edition SPECIAL-II Deluxe in Ebony Electric Guitar

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This best-selling musical instrument just got even better! This Epiphone Les Paul Special-II Deluxe in ebony combines the look and feel of a Les Paul with 2 powerful humbucking pickups for awesome rock tone at a price that can't be beat + gold hardware.

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