The Midtown Standard 2015 in Vintage Sunburst or Pelham Blue illustrates Gibson’s enduring expertise in producing tremendous electric guitars time after time. From the A-grade tonewood used to build the luxurious body to the new and enhanced electronic attributes onboard, Gibson Memphis have produced a true hybrid that any guitarist is sure to fall in love with as soon as the first note is hit.
BODY AND TONEWOOD
The Midtown Standard fuses together the bodies of a typical archtop and solidbody guitar to produce an astonishing semi-hollowbody hybrid electric. Built to the first-rate standard that we always get from Gibson, the solid mahogany body has a reduced weight due to the chambering technique used on the tonewood which not only feels comfortable but offers a semi-hollow tone with a solidbody style sustain as a result.
The combination of a mahogany body with the maple top creates stunning, articulate resonance in sound. The sleek F holes in the body top are not only there as finishing touches but they also enhance the semi-hollow appearance, tonality and sustain of the guitar.
SINGLE-PIECE MAHOGANY NECK
The single-piece mahogany neck is fitted to the body with a classic Mortis and Tenon joint which is further secured using Franklin Titebond 50 adhesive to give a strong and durable feel when playing. This 2015 model also features the new SlimTaper style neck profile to accelerate play.
The 22-fret fingerboard is constructed with medium shade rosewood and styled with Mother of Pearl dot inlay and white binding for a smooth, comfortable transition up and down the neck.
At the back of the headstock is the nifty G FORCE tuning system. This enables you to retune the strings to a standard or alternative tuning without having to use a separate guitar or piece of tuning equipment. The innovative G FORCE system has continued to be developed by Gibson over the last eight years to improve usability and accuracy.
BURST BUCKER PICKUPS
The Midtown Standard 2015 model is equipped with Burst Bucker pickups which were designed to reanimate the tones of Gibson’s Patent Applied For (PAF) humbucker pickups. From the sweet highs to low end tones and intricate mid-ranges, the Burst Bucker pickups can cover all genres, making it a versatile model to play.
Each Burst Bucker pickup has its own volume and tone control that you can adjust to suit your style and playing needs.
The pickups empower this guitar to project a big, classic humbucker sound that will stand the test of time.
The lower part of the body is equipped with a chrome-plated Tune-o-matic bridge and Stop Bar style tailpiece which both contribute to a richer tone and improved sustain.
The Gibson Midtown Standard 2015 model can cover a vast range of musical genres and is a spectacle in itself. This guitar will sound truly unique for years to come and deserves to be preserved. To help you do that, it comes with a handy but sturdy Gibson hardshell case which has an ergonomic, solid outer with a cushioned interior to provide protection and insulation when on the road.
Manufacturer Gibson Model Midtown Standard 2015 Top Material Maple Body Material Mahogany Neck Material Mahogany Fingerboard Material Rosewood Pickup Configuration BB Bridge Tune-o-matic Neck Profile SlimTaper No. of Frets 22 Position Inlays Mother-of-Pearl Dot Bridge/Tailpiece Tune-o-matic Bridge/Stopbar Tailpiece Active/Passive Passive Tuners G FORCE system Pickups Neck/Bridge: Burst Bucker Controls 2x Volume, 2x Tone, Pickup Switch Pickup Switching 3-way Finish Hand-sprayed nitrocellulose lacquer Included Accessories Hardshell Case
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