'And now, in 1980, the Sonex-180'
1980 Gibson Sonex owners manual - page 5
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Continuing on from the Gibson innovations chronology on the previous page, 1980 saw the launch of the Sonex series, with the main innovation being the multi-phonic Resonwood composite body...
The predominant tonal characteristics of a solid body guitar are brilliance and sustain. These tonal qualities are produced for the most part, by the mass and density of the body