The Gibson Memphis 2015 ES-Les Paul VOS (Vintage Original Spec) Electric Guitar with Gold Top, combines the rich warmth and expressive timbre of Gibson's ES models, with the power and sustain of Les Paul models. This outstanding guitar is the stuff dreams are made of, a lightweight model with an emphatic energy. Hailing from Gibson's legendary workshop in Memphis, Tennessee, this is a model that is set to become a legend in its own right.
Marriage of Solid and Hollow
The body of the ES-Les Paul is a sweet hybrid of both models, with a semi-hollow, chamber, which is crafted from 3-ply maple/poplar/maple, and conforms to the dimensions of a Les Paul. Internally, a specially designed ES-Les Paul centre-block dutifully carries out the task of preventing unwanted overtones or feedback. The tonewoods create an elaborate timbre within the body, which is then projected gracefully via the stylish F-holes. Franklin Titebond 50 secures everything firmly, allowing the tonewoods to resonate fully and their natural timbre to sing.
The body is completed with a stylish gold top, which has been finished in vintage original spec using hi-gloss 90 sheen lacquer at 7-8 mils.
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, creates an sturdy yet easily manoeuvrable playing surface to glide along.
Married to the neck is a hand-selected rosewood fingerboard, decorated with pearloid trapezoid inlays. The fingerboard radius is shaped to Gibson's established 12 inches, which is perfect for executing smooth string bends. The cream 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 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.
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
Kluson single-ring tuners - with tulip buttons - maintain tuning integrity in style. The smooth response of the tuners makes it incredibly easy to adjust strings on the fly. However, when you're performing, and no matter how enthusiastically you attack the strings, you can rest assured that the tuners will carry out their job with absolute precision thanks to their highly impressive 15:1 gear ratio.
The body bears the expertly chosen Tone Pro AVR-2 nickel-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.
The Gibson 2015 Memphis ES-Les Paul Electric Guitar is completed with a cool Gold Top finish, and comes with a Gibson Memphis tan hardshell case. Gibson Memphis have also included a certificate of authenticity with each model.
Manufacturer Gibson Memphis Model 2015 ES-Les Paul VOS Electric 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 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 Controls
- Neck Volume
- Bridge Volume
- Neck Tone
- Bridge Tone
Pickup Switching 3-Way Toggle Finish Gold Top Included Accessories Tan Hardshell Case Gibson Memphis Certificate of Authenticity
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