Fano Guiars ML6
The "ML" in the model name for Dennis Fano's new ML6 is for "missing link." And his quest to fuse Telecaster and SG proved wildly successful from our view. This alder specimen even managed to work in an offset-style vibrato. But the more straightforward Gibson-inspired mahogany and korina versions sound and feel spectacular.
The Loar LH-302T
The Loar brought two new hollowbodies to NAMM. Shared features include a laminated maple body, mahogany neck, rosewood fretboard, trapeze tailpiece, Tune-o-matic bridge with floating rosewood base, TonePros Kluson tuners, and dual volume and tone controls. The LH-302T has dog-ear P-90s, while the LH-304T has vintage-voiced humbuckers. $599 street.
Gibson Ron Wood L5S
The Gibson Custom Shop has been hard at work and showed off the new Ron Wood L5S. Limited to a 300 unit run (with 50 signed by Wood), this Burstbucker-loaded, modern interpretation of the '70s-era L5S will soon be available.
Mike Lull Guitars Chubby
Mike Lull guitars had the new Chubby model in tow at NAMM 2015, a new design take on the classic Tele body. Lull used the basic shape of a Tele in mahogany, hollowed it out, and added thickness to the overall shape. Because the center section is solid, there are numerous options available from humbuckers to P90s to a Bigsby trem.