The ES-5 was first revealed at the 1949 NAMM convention as “the supreme electronic version of the famed Gibson L-5”. It was the first Gibson model to feature three pickups. That is also the first Gibson to feature volume knobs with a 0-10 graduation. The original price tag was $395, which was well below the price of a Super 400.
A four-way switch was eventually added in 1956 and the model was renamed “ES-5 Switchmaster”. A year later, the P-90s were replaced by the legendary PAF pickups. The Es-5 was reintroduced between 1995 and 2006 as a Custom Shop model.
Traveller guitars make, as their name suggests, guitars for travel. That means light weight and compact in size. In order to loose the headstock, the 2009 Traveller Escape MKII has its tuners encased wihin the body.
1964 Epiphone Coronet. Nearly two years after Epiphone’s acquisition by Gibson, the Coronet was released in 1959, as a clear child of this alliance. In many ways, It was to Epiphone what the Les Paul Junior is to Gibson: A good basic, reliable student model.