The Gibson Memphis 2015 ES-Les Paul Electric Guitar in Lemon Burst combines the compact form and feel of a Les Paul, with the sublime tonal offerings delivered by an ES-335. Built by Gibson's team in Memphis, Tennessee, this is a guitar that sounds even more beautiful than it looks.
ES-Les Paul Body
As previously noted, the body's design is a harmonious marriage of the sleek Les Paul single-cutaway profile and the sophisticated ES semi-hollow profile with centre block. The effect that this has is to make the guitar incredibly comfortable to play, sitting perfectly in the hands, whilst the ES profile creates rapturous tones that are infused with warmth. The centre block ensures that feedback is resisted to maintain smoothness at high volume levels, without sacrificing sustain.
The tonewood used in the body is a delicately balanced 3-ply maple/poplar/maple partnership, which generates the warmth this model is noted for, and retains an enviable clarity and articulation across the frequency range. Franklin Titebond 50 secures everything firmly, allowing the tonewoods to resonate fully and let their natural timbre sing. The body has been finished in a stunning lemon burst, with smooth hi-gloss 90 sheen lacquer providing protection to preserve the finish and tonewoods for as long as possible.
Single-Piece Mahogany Neck
The single-piece mahogany neck provides a solid and reassuring playing feel, thanks to Gibson's customary mortise and tenon joint that is reinforced with Franklin Titebond 50. Shaped to the rounded "C" neck profile, the neck feels elegant yet robust, and the slim heel on the back of the guitar makes the ES-LP a delight to play.
Paired with the neck is a hand-selected single-piece dark rosewood fingerboard, which is home to 22-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 Memphis Historic Spec (MHS) humbuckers that are fitted in the neck and bridge positions. The MHS pickups are "scatter wound" to recreate the sublime character of Gibson's PAF humbuckers, translating the smooth warmth, and subtle tonal nuances of the ES-LP body profile and tonewoods. Switching between each pickup is clean thanks to the Switchcraft 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 tones for performing stadium-filling rock with. Through deft manipulation of the controls, you can find your perfect tone with ease. Orange Drop capacitors are on hand to ensure the smoothest response, giving you complete mastery over your output signal.
The headstock is home to the resilient Kluson single-ring tuners - with stamped steel body and plastic tulip buttons -, which uphold tuning integrity with precision thanks to their 15:1 ratio synchronised spur gear system. The body is home to the Tone Pro AVR-2 nickel-plated, die-cast alloy bridge, and lightweight aluminium stop bar tailpiece, a reliable partnership that works tirelessly to create a seamless connection between the strings and body, guaranteeing stable intonation and string tension throughout.
The Gibson 2015 Memphis ES-Les Paul Electric Guitar is completed in a stunning Cobra Burst that shows off the incredible figured wood. Such a beautiful model deserves sufficient protection, which comes in the form of a Gibson Memphis brown hardshell case. Each model is also supplied with a Gibson Memphis certificate of authenticity.
Manufacturer Gibson Memphis Model 2015 ES-Les Paul Electric Guitar Body Material 3-ply Maple, Poplar, Maple Binding Cream Neck Material Mahogany Neck Profile Slim Taper Fingerboard Material Rosewood Position Inlays Pearloid Trapezoid Tuners Kluson with single-ring tulip buttons 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
- Neck Volume
- Bridge Volume
- Neck Tone
- Bridge Tone
Pickup Switching 3-Way Toggle Finish Lemon Burst Included Accessories Tan Hardshell Case Gibson Memphis Certificate of Authenticity
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