The Gibson Memphis 2015 ES-Les Paul Electric Guitar in Light Burst pairs the finest features from Gibson's legendary ES semi-hollowbody and Les Paul solid-body models, to create a truly unique model that is a dream to play. Built by Gibson's team in Memphis, Tennessee, this is more a work of art than a musical instrument, and deserves to be adored and treated as such.
Gibson Memphis ES-Les Paul Body
The lightweight playability of the ES Series semi-hollowbody, along with its sumptuous warmth and rich tonality, is captured perfectly. The chambered design enables the sweetly balanced 3-ply maple/poplar/maple tonewood to generate an impressive burst of acoustic energy, which is projected sweetly via the f-hole cutaways in the body top.
To prevent the timbre of the body becoming saturated by unwanted overtones, a centre-block runs along the inside of the body. This also ensures that feedback is resisted to maintain smoothness at high volume levels, without sacrificing sustain. The body profile adopted is that of the instantly recognisable Les Paul, with single-cutaway to enable greater access to the upper frets.
Single-Piece Mahogany Neck
The single-piece mahogany neck is fitted to the body using Gibson's favoured mortise and tenon joint, which is reinforced with Franklin Titebond 50. The neck is shaped to the slim taper profile, making it incredibly comfortable to play, for those who prefer a more slender shape to that of the traditional rounded profiles. Newly appointed rolled neck binding allows the fretting hand to reach around comfortably.
Paired with the neck is a hand-selected single-piece rosewood fingerboard, which is home to 22-frets that are decorated with full trapezoid pearloid inlays. The fingerboard radius is shaped to Gibson's established 12-inches, perfect for executing smooth string bends with the greatest of ease. The cream binding ensures smooth transitions between each fret, enabling your hands to glide along with ease.
Memphis Historic Spec Pickups
The team at Gibson Memphis have gone to great lengths to guarantee that their Memphis Historic Spec (MHS) humbuckers accurately capture the revered character of their PAF humbuckers. The Alnico III and II powered neck and bridge pickups are "scatter-wound" using Enamel (42) coated ABS wire.
Absolut control is at your fingertips, as each pickup is equipped with individual volume and tone controls. Whether you're hoping to achieve a smooth, subtle output, or throw up the volume and run them hot; you can take your tones from jazzy and bright, to deep, hard, snarling rock. Orange Drop capacitors are on hand to ensure the smoothest response, giving you complete mastery over your tone.
The headstock is angled to Gibson's customary 17-degree angle to uphold tuning integrity, sustain and uniform playability. The instantly recognisable mother-of-pearl crown headstock inlay and Gibson logo reside between the steadfast Kluson single-ring tulip button 15:1 gear ratio tuning machines, which uphold tuning integrity with precision thanks to their highly impressive synchronised spur gear system.
The body is equipped with a durable team that works tirelessly to ensure a seamless connection between the strings and body, in the form of the superb Tone Pro AVR-2 and lightweight aluminium stopbar tailpiece. Thanks to the resilient responsiveness of this partnership, you can rock out to your heart's content.
The Gibson Memphis 2015 ES-Les Paul Electric Guitar in Light Burst feels, looks, and sounds, every bit as legendary as the model's whose best features it has inherited. To keep your ES-Les Paul safe at home, in the studio, and on the road, the team at Gibson Memphis has included a cool brown hardshell case with every model, and for further peace of mind there is also a 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 Trapezoid Pearloid Tuners Kluson Single-Ring Tulip Button with 15:1 Synchronised Spur Gear System Bridge Hard Tail No. of Frets 22 Pickup Configuration HH Bridge/Tailpiece V.O.S. Nickel Tone Pro AVR-2/Nickel-Plated Aluminium Lightweight Stopbar Active/Passive Passive Pickups
- Neck/Bridge: MHS Humbuckers
- 2 x Volume
- 2 x Tone
Finish Light Burst Included Accessories Brown Hardshell Case Gibson Memphis Certificate of Authenticity
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