ESP announces Tombstone Acoustic-Electrics at NAMM 2015


In a real departure from the norm, ESP introduces a completely new product series in 2015. The entirely new Tombstone acoustic-electric instruments represent quality and playability combined with affordability. All models incorporate a dovetail set-neck joint for solid and reliable performance with a classic look and feel and high-quality components like a GraphTech nut and saddle. Each acoustic, with the exception of the GL-J2E and A-300E, features smooth satin finished necks for comfortable playing.

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Tombstone’s introductory guitars include the A-300E and A-430E, an auditorium shape/size guitar with a solid Sitka spruce top. The A-300E offers mahogany back and sides in a Black finish and a B-Band T-35 preamp with onboard tuner. The A-430E has rosewood back and sides in Natural Gloss finish, with a Fishman Isys+ preamp with on-board tuner.

The Tombstone D-320E and D-430E have a traditional dreadnought shape and resulting impressive acoustic volume. The D-320E features a solid red cedar top and ovangkol back and sides in Natural Satin finish, while the D-430E offers a solid Sitka spruce top, rosewood back and sides in Natural Gloss finish, gold hardware, and a Fishman Isys+ preamp.

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For players who like a jumbo-sized acoustic, the J-310E and J-430E are perfect choices. Both guitars have solid Sitka spruce tops. The J-310E offers sapelle back and sides in Natural Satin finish, while the J-430E has rosewood back and sides in Natural Gloss.

The first Signature Series model in the Tombstone brand appropriately goes to George Lynch with the GL-J2E, a jumbo acoustic-electric with a solid Sitka spruce top, flamed maple back and sides, all in Tobacco Sunburst finish. It offers a unique 5-piece maple/walnut neck, a rosewood fingerboard, and a Fishman Presys+ preamp. Tombstone’s first batch of new models also includes the JB-320E, a jumbo-sized bass that offers a solid red cedar top, ovangkol back and sides, and a Fishman Presys+ preamp.


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MNJ has been writing articles, reviews and blogs for the DV online magazine for the last five years or so. Although he has been playing for longer than he cares to remember and is now officially an 'oldie', he is still mad for all things guitar related and when not busy in his studio he's learning new songs, practising bluegrass guitar, painting his house and taking his dogs out. If banished to a desert island and forced to take only one guitar he'd take a Les Paul. Actually, make that several Les Pauls, a Strat, a Tele, an ES-335, a vintage Martin and some boutique amps. Battery powered obviously.

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