The Gibson Memphis ES-390 delivers the hallowed fully "hollow" thinline body shape of the ES-330, in a compact and incredibly comfortable to play form. The beauty on display is matched by the sublime tonal character of this guitar, and whether you're just starting out or a seasoned pro, this little beauty will take your breath away.
For this rendition of the ES-390, the body is crafted using figured maple and poplar wood, with a hot-pressed arched top and back. As with others in the ES line, the customary F-holes are on display, proudly projecting the tones produced within. Unlike the ES-335 however, there is no centre block to conceal - which also affords this model the quality of being very light in weight. The inside is fully hollow and allows the maple to resonate as without being impeded, giving it the ability to generate hearty warmth and enveloping timbre. As previously noted, the thinner and smaller body shape makes the ES-390 very comfortable to wield onstage or in the studio, creating a playing feel that is unlike that of its larger siblings in the ES family.
The Gibson Memphis ES-390 fitted with a pair of the mighty P-90 single-coil pickups, each with their own volume and tone controls. If you're looking for a true vintage sound then this pair will serve you perfectly. The P-90s are underwound, so when pushed they offer a sizzle with a subtle bite rather than an outrageous roar, perfect for accentuating the already glorious timbre of the ES-390. Switching between pickups – or creating a blend of the both – can be done simply using the 3-way pickup selector switch. Whatever style of music you play, the P-90s give you creamy vintage tones that you’ll simply fall in love with.
A favourite of Gibson, the TonePros ABR-1 bridge and trapeze tailpiece are on hand to compliment the vintage aesthetic, whilst provide a seamless connection between the strings and body. The headstock carries the Kluson tuners, who uphold the task of maintaining tuning integrity with absolute precision. A black pickguard provides protection to the body top on the underside of the strings. A slender nitrocellulose lacquer allows the laminated maple to resonate fully, whilst preserving the rich, vibrant dark burst finish for as long as possible. To complete the package, the ES-390 comes with its own Gibson Memphis hardshell case and certificate of authenticity.
The Gibson Memphis ES-390 provides the quintessential characteristics of the classic hollowbody design, in a shape that makes it more accessible to those with smaller hands or prefers a model that is lighter in weight. Everything has been carefully selected to complete the rich vintage aesthetic.
Manufacturer Gibson Model Memphis ES-390 with P90s Body Material Laminated Maple No. of Frets 22 Pickup Configuration HH Bridge Hard Tail Bridge/Tailpiece TonePros ABR-1/Trapeze Position Inlays 60s Style Block Active/Passive Passive Pickups
- Neck/Bridge: P90 single-coil
- Volume 1
- Volume 2
- Tone 1
- Tone 2
Pickup Switching 3-Way Finish Dark Burst Included Accessories Gibson Hardshell Case Certificate of Authenticity
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