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Gibson to launch the 'Traveling Songwriter' at Musikmesse 2005

Gibson Guitar announced a wide array of musical instruments to highlight Musikmesse 2005 in Frankfurt, Germany. The Gibson booth will feature instruments from many divisions of the Gibson family. Gibson USA, Epiphone, Tobias Bass, Gibson Acoustic and Slingerland Drums will all have prominent exhibits.
Every division of the guitar giant will be exhibiting in the Gibson booth located in Hall 3.0 at booth number C75. Gibson Custom will give visitors a first-look at several new models including the 'Slash Signature Les Paul', the 'Larry Carlton ES-335' and the 'Steve Howe Signature ES-175'. In addition, Gibson Custom's Jimmy Page Signature model and Howard Roberts Fusion III guitars will be exhibited.
One of the most interesting new Gibson guitars comes from the Gibson Acoustic division, based in Bozeman, Montana. 'The Traveling Songwriter' features a unique body style that is thin but hollow. The Sitka spruce top is designed with dome construction and the same scalloped bracing pattern as Gibson guitars from the 1930s. The body shape, from Gibson's historic square-shoulder family, along with the famous Moustache bridge, give the Traveling Songwriter a distinictive Gibson look. Gibson Acoustic will also unveil the 'Songwriter Cutaway' which combines the legendary sound of Gibson's Advanced Jumbo of the 1930s and the modern features desired by performers around the world.
Epiphone, part of the Gibson family of brands, will offer new acoustic and electric models. The Paul McCartney Texan, replicated from the guitar McCartney used on 'Yesterday', leads an impressive group of new models that includes the Les Paul Ultra, Nick Valensi Riviera, two Zakk Wylde Signatures and the Epiphone 'Guitars of the Month' series. The Epiphone Masterbilt and Elitist Series will also debut.
Featuring distinctive looks and simple robust design concepts, the new hand-crafted Amplification line from Gibson Labs pays tribute to the golden era of amplification design. Models include the GA-5, GA-20RVT, GA-40RVT, GA-50H, GA-412 and the Power Stealth attenuator.
"Gibson is bringing not only our widest array of musical instruments ever to MusikMesse 2005, we're also bringing new opportunities for dealers and distributors through our Gibson Europe organization," said Henry Juszkiewicz, Chairman and CEO of Gibson Guitar Corp.
Gibson Travelling Songwriter acoustic guitar
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