The Gibson Memphis 2015 ES-Les Paul Electric Bass Guitar in Gold Top is a professionals dream, boasting the highest quality appointments, choice tonewoods, awesome pickups, and sporting a gorgeous finish. Whether you're taking to the studio or the stage, the ES-Les Paul bass is the perfect companion.
ES-Les Paul Body
The team at Gibson Memphis have created a harmonious marriage of Les Paul power and playability, with the superior timbre of a semi-hollowbody ES Series model. Inside the body is a centre block, which ensures that feedback is resisted to maintain smoothness - even at high volume levels -, without sacrificing sustain. The lightweight feel is complemented by the single-cutaway profile, enabling easy access to the upper frets.
The body is constructed using 3-ply maple/poplar/maple, which resonates enthusiastically to generate an impressive warmth. Franklin Titebond 50 adhesive binds everything securely, promoting a sturdy and responsive feel. The body has been finished with a marvellous gold top, with smooth hi-gloss 90 sheen lacquer preserving the finish dutifully.
Single-Piece Mahogany Neck
Fitted to the body via Gibson's mortise and tenon joint - reinforced using Franklin Titebond 50 adhesive - is the slender single-piece mahogany neck. Shaped to the rounded "C" neck profile, the neck feels elegant yet robust, and the slim heel on the back of the bass allows the body to hug closely to your body for maximum comfort.
Paired with the neck is a single-piece rosewood fingerboard, which is home to 20-frets that are decorated with pearloid trapezoid inlays. The fingerboard radius is shaped to Gibson's established 12 inches, which they've found creates the perfect platform for executing smooth string bends. The cream binding ensures smooth transitions between each fret, along your hands to glide along with ease.
Memphis Historic Spec Pickups
The 2015 ES-Les Paul is equipped with a pair of scatter wound Bass humbuckers. Gibson Memphis has gone to great lengths to capture the rich timbre produced by the body profile and tonewood combination, whilst delivering a sharp punch for good measure. Each pickup has individual volume and tone controls, with Orange Drop capacitors present to guarantee smooth attenuation for ultimate control over your signal.
The headstock is angled to Gibson's standard 17-degrees, which goes towards maximising sustain and depth of tone. Die-cast alloy hipshot ultralite tuning machines with a highly impressive 20:1 gear ratio uphold tuning integrity precisely. The strings pass over the white bone nut before making their way to the Bass tune-o-matic bridge and stop bar tailpiece. Every appointment plays its part to ensure that once you set up your ES-LEs Paul bass, the feel and response is uniform throughout each and every performance. Not only is great for playing comfort, but it is an absolute must when recording and gigging for consistency of tone.
The Gibson Memphis 2015 ES-Les Paul Electric Bass Guitar with Gold Top is a dream model, and as such the team at Gibson Memphis has included a brown hardshell case with each one to keep it safe in faultless style. As well as a hardshell case, each model is supplied with a Gibson Memphis certificate of authenticity.
Manufacturer Gibson Memphis Model 2015 ES-Les Paul Electric Bass Guitar Body Material 3-ply Maple, Poplar, Maple Binding Cream Neck Material Mahogany Neck Profile Rounded "C" Fingerboard Material Rosewood Position Inlays Pearloid Trapezoid Tuners Die-cast Alloy Hipshot Ultralite Bridge Hard Tail No. of Frets 20 Pickup Configuration HH Bridge/Tailpiece Bass Tune-O-Matic/Bass Stop Bar Active/Passive Passive Pickups
- Neck/Bridge: Bass Humbuckers
- Neck Volume
- Bridge Volume
- Neck Tone
- Bridge Tone
Pickup Switching 3-Way Toggle Finish Gold Top Included Accessories Brown Hardshell Case Gibson Memphis Certificate of Authenticity
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