The Gibson Memphis 2015 ES-Les Paul Spliced Top Guitar with Light Burst finish, combines the finest quality tonewoods, meticulously designed Memphis Historic Spec humbucking pickups, and intricately appointed hardware, in this outstanding marriage of semi- and solid-body design. 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 ES-Les Paul body design combines two of Gibson's long established and highly revered series: the ES semi-hollowbody and Les Paul solidbody. The chambered body of the ES design allows the beautiful AAA grade 3-ply maple/poplar/maple to generate exceptional depth of tone, with an inherent warmth that permeates every note. To ensure the vibrant timbre doesn't overwhelm itself with overtones, a centre-block runs along the back of the body. This ensures that feedback is resisted to maintain consistency of tone - even at high volume levels -, without sacrificing sustain. At low volume levels, the f-holes in the top allow the acoustic presence of the guitar to gently yield its timbre.
Franklin Titebond 50 adhesive ensures the body adheres to its shape with strength and resilience. The Les Paul body profile offers a lightweight and comfortable playability, with a single-cutaway profile that makes it very easy to access each and every fret. The stunning spliced light burst finish is protected by a smooth hi-gloss 90 sheen lacquer, which is finished to a vintage original spec.
Single-Piece Mahogany Neck
The single-piece mahogany neck provides a solid and reassuring playing feel, thanks to a sturdy mortise and tenon joint that is reinforced with Franklin Titebond 50 adhesive. 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. 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, which they've found creates the perfect platform for executing smooth string bends. The cream binding ensures smooth transitions between each fret, allowing your hands to glide along with ease.
Memphis Historic Spec Pickups
The ES-Les Paul Spliced Top model is equipped with a pair of expertly designed Memphis Historic Spec humbucking pickups. The Gibson Memphis team have gone to exceptional lengths to create a pair of historically accurate "Patent Applied For" replica pickups, resurrecting the lush airy tones of Gibson's revered PAFs.
The neck pickup features an Alnico III magnet, that is scatter wound using enamel (42) wire and ABS coils. The bridge pickup features an Alnico II magnet that is also scatter wound using enamel (42) wire and ABS coils. Both pickups have been slightly underwound to offer a smooth response at mid to low levels, whilst creating a sizzle that is dripping with sweetness when cranked up.
Each pickup has 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 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 Spliced Top Electric Guitar with Light Burst finish is an outstanding model that guarantees an incredible playing experience. The team at Gibson Memphis has included a brown hardshell case with each model to keep it safe from harm, with a certificate of authenticity included for good measure.
Manufacturer Gibson Memphis Model 2015 ES-Les Paul Spliced Top Electric Guitar Body Material 3-ply Spliced AAA Grade Maple/Poplar/Maple Binding Cream Neck Material Mahogany Neck Profile Rounded "C" 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-Plated Die Cast Alloy Tone Pro AVR-2/V.O.S. Nickel-Plated Aluminium Lightweight Stopbar Active/Passive Passive Pickups
- Neck: Memphis Historic Spec Humbucker with Alnico III bar magnet
- Bridge: Memphis Historic Spec Humbucker with Alnico II bar magnet
- 2 x Volume
- 2 x Tone
Finish Light Burst Included Accessories Tan Hardshell Case Gibson Memphis Certificate of Authenticity
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