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Gibson Memphis ES Les Paul Electric Guitar - Trans Amber

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£1,499.00
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Highlights
  • Harmonious marriage of hollowbody tones with solidbody durability
  • USA-made Gibson that is built to last and looks stunning
  • Les Paul body shape with ES-LP weight relief for increased comfort
  • Adirondack bracing and Franklin Titebond 50 adhesive for stability
  • Elegant 3-ply figured maple/poplar/maple body with stylish F-holes
  • Single-piece mahogany neck shaped to historic rounded "C" profile
  • 22-fret dark rosewood fingerboard with rolled binding for played-in feel
  • MHS Alnico magnet-powered humbuckers for PAF-inspired tones
  • Gig-ready hardware makes this the ideal model for touring with
  • Includes Gibson Memphis hardshell case and certificate of authenticity
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Delivery to UK mainland addresses* is FREE on orders over £75 and up to 30kg. (As a guide, a standard electric guitar weighs approx. 3-5kg).

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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.

Marriage made in Memphis

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.

Gig-ready hardware

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.

Specification
ManufacturerGibson Memphis
ModelES Les Paul Electric Guitar
Top Material3-ply Figured Maple / Poplar / Maple
Body Material3-ply Maple / Poplar / Maple
Neck MaterialMahogany
Neck ProfileRounded "C"
Fingerboard MaterialRosewood
No. of Frets22
Pickup ConfigurationHH
Bridge/TailpieceABR-1 with Titanium Saddles
Position InlaysPearloid Trapezoid
Active/PassivePassive
TunersKluson 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
FinishTrans Amber
Included Accessories Gibson Hardshell Case
Gibson Custom Certificate of Authenticity
Reviews
Posted on 28/08/2018 by Gareth Very happy with purchase, bargain price. I have wanted one of these for a Year or so, the Price sealed the deal. A superb lightweight Les Paul, involving to play, versatile and very hard to put down, a ‘keeper’ !
If you fancy one of these, do not hesitate, and first class service from Dawson’s.

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