The Gibson Memphis ES Les Paul Electric Guitar in Trans Amber is a harmonious partnership that combines the rich resonance of a hollowbody with the durability and sustain of a Les Paul. Boasting exceptional craftsmanship by Gibson's luthiers in Memphis, Tennessee, the ES Les Paul is an outstanding guitar that has already won over legions of admirers.
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Borrowing from the dimensions of the Les Paul, the body benefits from the ES-LP centre block weight relief to establish a highly resonant character and a lightweight playing feel. The figured maple/poplar/maple body generates a stirring energy infused with enviable warmth for truly wondrous tones. Thanks to the solidbody appointments from the Les Paul side, the guitar produces outstanding sustain that ensures you can sail through any performance with ease.
To maximise stability, Adirondack spruce bracing and Franklin Titebond 50 adhesive are on hand to ensure that everything remains steadfast and true. The elegant F-holes in the top allow the acoustic energy generated within the body to spring forth, making this a delightfully expressive guitar.
Sturdy mahogany neck
Joined to the body via a solid mortise and tenon joint is a single-piece mahogany neck, which is shaped to the historic rounded "C" profile for a substantial yet manageable playing feel. Married to the neck is a glorious dark rosewood fingerboard, which is home to 22 frets that are adorned with pearloid trapezoid position inlays to guide your way. The rolled binding creates a "played-in" feel that allows your hand to transition between frets seamlessly.
Memphis Historic Spec pickups
To translate the rich harmonic energy of the ES-Les Paul, a pair of underwound Memphis Historic Spec humbuckers have been fitted in the neck and bridge positions. If you're seeking classic PAF-inspired tones, then it doesn't get much better than this. The Alnico III magnet powered Rhythm pickup produces fat, saturated warmth with a delightful chunkiness. The Alnico II magnet powered bridge pickup cuts through any mix with a searing energy. Control over the pickups is afforded by independent volume and tone pots for each pickup, which offer smooth attenuation as you shape and control your tone.
The body is home to an adjustable ABR-1 bridge with titanium saddles to establish a seamless connection between the strings and body for immaculate intonation and sustain. The headstock is fitted with Kluson single-ring tulip button tuning machines that uphold tuning integrity dutifully throughout the most demanding of performances.
The ES Les Paul in Trans Amber maintains its finish beautifully thanks to a protective layer of nitrocellulose lacquer, allowing it to age gracefully. Each model is supplied with a brown Gibson hardshell case to get you out and about in style, whilst a Gibson Memphis certificate of authenticity confirms that it is the real deal.
Manufacturer Gibson Memphis Model ES Les Paul Electric Guitar Top Material 3-ply Figured Maple / Poplar / Maple Body Material 3-ply Maple / Poplar / Maple Neck Material Mahogany Neck Profile Rounded "C" Fingerboard Material Rosewood No. of Frets 22 Pickup Configuration HH Bridge/Tailpiece ABR-1 with Titanium Saddles Position Inlays Pearloid Trapezoid Active/Passive Passive Tuners Kluson Single Ring Tulip Pickups Neck: MHS Rhythm Alnico III humbucker Bridge: MHS Treble Alnico II humbucker Controls Lead Volume Lead Tone Rhythm Volume Rhythm Tone 3-way Pickup toggle switch Finish Trans Amber Included Accessories Gibson Hardshell Case Gibson Custom Certificate of Authenticity
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