The Gibson Memphis 2015 ES-Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar with Ebony finish, benefits from the superb timbre and tonality that comes with being the hybrid of two of Gibson's most coveted models. Not only that, but also this sophisticated Custom model finish makes it even more special. Hailing from Gibson's legendary workshop in Memphis, Tennessee, this is a model that is set to become a legend.
Sublime Marriage of Solid and Hollow
The body of the ES-Les Paul marries together the luxurious timbre of an ES-335 hollowbody, with the legendary sustain of a Les Paul solid-body. A sturdy yet highly resilient 3-ply maple/poplar/maple tonewood has been crafted to match the dimensions of a Les Paul, which has been hollowed out to create the hollowbody chamber. Everything is secured firmly by Franklin Titebond 50 adhesive. Within this chamber, the resonant tonewoods generate a beautiful tonality that rings out through the F-hole carvings in the top. Internally, a specially designed ES-Les Paul centre-block dutifully carries out the task of preventing unwanted overtones or feedback.
The Custom model ebony finish is protected by smooth hi-gloss 90 sheen lacquer, with a 7-8 mils top coat. The 7-ply binding to the top, 3-ply binding to the back, and 3-ply binding to the rims frames the ebony finish beautifully, whilst the lacquer preserves it for a long as possible.
The body bears the expertly chosen Tone Pro AVR-2 gold-plated, die-cast alloy bridge, and lightweight aluminium stop bar tailpiece. This powerful combination creates a seamless connection between the strings and body, perfect for guaranteeing stable intonation across all strings.
Single-Piece Mahogany Neck
Fitted to the body using Gibson's customary mortise and tenon joint is reinforced with Franklin Titebond 50, is a single-piece mahogany neck, which provides a solid and reassuring feel in the hand. The rounded "C" neck profile ensures that you can glide along with ease. Married to the neck is a richlite fingerboard, which is adorned with full-block Mother-of-Pearl position inlays to guide your way as you navigate the 22-frets. The fingerboard radius is shaped to Gibson's established 12 inches, which is perfect for executing smooth string bends. The white binding creates a smooth bridge between each fret, allowing you to move seamlessly along the neck.
Memphis Historic Spec Pickups
The 2015 ES-Les Paul Custom is equipped with a pair of Memphis Historic Spec (MHS) humbuckers that are fitted in the neck and bridge positions. The MHS pickups are designed to replicate the character of Gibson's original PAF humbuckers, translating the smooth warmth, and subtle tonal nuances of the ES-LP body profile. The pickup covers are gold-plated to accentuate the elegant ebony body finish.
Switching between each pickup is clean thanks to the 3-way toggle switch. Each pickup is fitted with an individual volume and tone control, allowing you to create silky clean tones and raucous, high-energy rock tones. Orange Drop capacitors are present to ensure a smooth response when you make adjustments, giving you complete mastery over your tone.
Solid Hardware Appointments
Milk Bottle Grover Rotomatic tuning machines maintain string tuning integrity with absolute precision. The smooth response of the tuners makes it easy to adjust strings on the fly, but you can rest assured that thanks to their impressive 18:1 gear ratio keeps everything secure.
The Gibson 2015 Memphis ES-Les Paul Electric Guitar comes with a Gibson Memphis tan hardshell case, and a certificate of authenticity.
Manufacturer Gibson Memphis Model 2015 ES-Les Paul Electric Guitar Body Material 3-ply Maple, Poplar, Maple Binding White Neck Material Mahogany Neck Profile Rounded "C" Fingerboard Material Rosewood Position Inlays Full-Block Mother-of-Pearl Tuners 18:1; Milk Bottle Grover Rotomatic Bridge Hard Tail No. of Frets 22 Pickup Configuration HH Bridge/Tailpiece Tone Pro AVR-2/Lightweight Aluminium Stop Bar Active/Passive Passive Pickups Neck/Bridge: MHS Humbuckers Controls
- Neck Volume
- Bridge Volume
- Neck Tone
- Bridge Tone
Pickup Switching 3-Way Toggle Finish Ebony Included Accessories Tan Hardshell Case Gibson Memphis Certificate of Authenticity
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