The Gibson 2015 Midtown Standard Electric Guitar in Ebony is a slimmed-down solidbody/archtop hybrid that combines the best of both worlds to create a truly unique instrument. By taking the beautiful voicing offered by the much-loved ES-335, this model takes on the intensity of a Les Paul, making it joyfully versatile.
In building this unique beauty, careful consideration was afforded to perfect the unique marriage of the ES-335 and Les Paul, making it slim depth, whilst retaining a wider bout than that of a standard Les Paul. Only the finest quality tonewoods were employed in the making of the Midtown, with a solid mahogany back, which is chambered in order to enhance the Midtown's resonant properties. This is paired with a flat, three-piece maple top. The mahogany/maple partnership guarantees a full-bodied timbre, with articulation infused in every night.
The delicately shaped F-holes release the acoustic energy generated within the body with the utmost grace, so even when you're playing at low volume levels, the rich character of the Midtown shines through. The edges of the top are bound to offer protection, whilst complementing the stylish ebony finish beautifully. The weight-relief routing makes the Midtown Standard a delightfully lightweight model that is a joy to perform with.
Fitted to the body is a genuine mahogany neck is shaped to the fast and comfortable slimtaper profile. Paired with the neck is a rosewood fingerboard, which is home to 22 medium frets that are adorned with dot position inlays. The tonal character and playing feel offered by this combo is truly luxurious.
The Midtown Standard is fitted with a pair of carefully-designed Gibson Burstbuckers. The Burstbucker 1 in the neck position provides sultry tones with warmth and clarity - perfect for blues and jazz styles. The Burstbucker 2 in the bridge runs a little hotter, so if you're looking for gnarly country, rock 'n' roll tones then this is for you.
Using the two individual volume pots, two tone pots and a three-way pickup selector, you can deftly find tones that will perfectly execute any musical style with finesse. If you're a session player or gigging professional who craves a workhorse that does it all, then this pickup combo has all bases covered and then some.
The Gibson G FORCE system allows you to tune your guitar easily, and quickly. The user interface features an LED display for each string, along with a simple menu layout for rapid navigation. Basic functions include: multi-string tuning - simply press the On button, strum all the strings once, and when all LEDs are green, all six strings are tuned; single-string tuning, which offers greater precision; tuning adjustment - scroll through tuning presets and select a different tuning to the one currently in use, G FORCE does the work for you; and finally you can return to standard tuning at any time easily.
The G FORCE system is capable of executing many advanced functions including: saving customised tunings; adjusting individual strings rapidly; and even has a capo mode, which accurately tunes each string with reference to capo placement on the 1st to 6th frets - simply amazing!
Your new pride and joy is protected on the go thanks to the included Gibson hardshell case. Whether you're at home, in the studio or out on tour, the snug and safe chamber allows you to take care of business, safe in the knowledge that your Midtown Standard is safe from harm.
Manufacturer Gibson Model 2015 Midtown Standard Electric Guitar Top Material Maple Body Material Mahogany Neck Material Mahogany Fingerboard Material Rosewood Pickup Configuration BB Bridge Tune-o-matic Neck Profile SlimTaper No. of Frets 22 Position Inlays Mother-of-Pearl Dot Bridge/Tailpiece Tune-o-matic Bridge/Stopbar Tailpiece Active/Passive Passive Tuners G FORCE system Pickups Neck: Burstbucker 1
Bridge: Burstbucker 2
Controls 2x Volume, 2x Tone, Pickup Switch Pickup Switching 3-way Finish Ebony Included Accessories Gibson hardshell case
Gibson USA's owner's manual
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