The Gibson Midtown Standard Electric Bass Guitar is a full-scale bass with the look of an ES-style instrument, but is made of routed solid woods for great punch, sustain and resistance to feedback! Gibson USA designed the Midtown Standard bass to be different from any other bass they’ve crafted. The result has the great looks, tone, versatility, and feel that is sure to make it a classic.
A set of two classic Gibson bass pickups gives the Midtown Standard Bass unprecedented tonal flexibility, and Gibson’s renowned craftsmanship yields flawless playability, making this bass the perfect choice for virtually any style. All this and the Gibson Midtown Standard bass oozes pure Gibson class in hand-sprayed nitrocellulose finish.
Gibson Midtown Standard Electric Bass Guitar Features
- Chambered Mahogany body with solid Maple top and f-holes
- Mahogany neck with slim, bass profile
- Bound baked Maple fingerboard with acrylic dot inlays
- Powerful Vintage-style TB Mini and TB Plus pickups in the neck and bridge positions
- Grover tuners and Shamrock keys with 20:1 ratio
To set the Midtown Standard bass apart from all the other four-strings, Gibson USA has redrawn the blueprint for the semi-solid bass. They start with a solid mahogany back and chamber it for acoustic response, leaving a solid central core for the bridge and pickups, and more rigid rims than found on the traditional semi-acoustic. The body is capped with a solid maple top and top is trimmed in traditional cream binding.
The Gibson Midtown Standard bass’s one-piece mahogany neck is glued-in using Gibson's acclaimed mortis and tenon joint, and profiled to a comfortably rounded shape that measures .860 inches at the 1st fret and .960 inches at the 12th. The rich, brown baked-maple fingerboard carries 20 medium frets, and is trimmed with cream binding and topped with a PLEK-cut Corian nut.
The Midtown Standard Bass from Gibson USA is built to a long 34 inch scale length for thundering lows and enhanced harmonic overtones, and its full voice is translated perfectly through two classic Gibson bass pickups. In the bridge position, an Alnico II TB mini humbucker provides snap and punch, while a wide ceramic TB Plus humbucker in the neck position offers a blend of warmth, body, and clarity. The two are routed through a three-way switch with master volume and tone controls.
Gibson USA's original Three-Point Bridge is a simple masterpiece of design, and combines extreme solidity for sonic definition and sustain with easy intonation adjustability. Grover Shamrock tuners lend a classic touch to the headstock and offer excellent tuning stability. All in all, the Gibson Midtown Standard Bass offers a firmly elegant alternative to the standard solidbody bass!