Gibson Limited Edition Midtown Custom Electric Guitar with Case

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Product Description

Gibson's thinline semi-hollow ES models were an instant hit because of their marriage of solid maple top and solidbody electric designs. Now the Gibson Limited Edition Midtown Custom Electric Guitar takes all of the legendary ES properties a step further, maximizing each design goal, while adding a rich, deep resonance all its own. With a trimmed-down and body size that still emulates the lines of the ES, but built with the chambered solid-wood construction, the Gibson Midtown Custom truly embodies the optimum marriage of solidbody and archtop.

Gibson Limited Edition Midtown Custom Electric Guitar Features

  • Chambered Mahogany body with solid Maple top
  • Mahogany neck with '60s SlimTaper neck profile
  • Richlite fingerboard with acrylic block inlays
  • Burstbucker 1 in the neck and Burstbucker 2 in the bridge
  • Grover kidney button tuners with 14:1 tuning ratio
The Midtown Custom guitar from Gibson starts with premium tonewoods, using Grade-A timbers beneath the translucent finish options. A solid mahogany body is strategically chambered for optimum resonance and capped with a solid maple top with traditional f-holes, which is finished in a high-gloss finish.

Neck and Fingerboard
The Midtown Custom’s solid mahogany neck is carved to a fast, comfortable '60s-style profile that measures .800 inches at the 1st fret and .875 inches at the 12th. The neck is topped with a smooth fingerboard for a great look to add to it's incredible feel.

Tidy white binding accentuates the fingerboard of the Gibson Midtown Custom, while multi-ply binding graces the body and headstock. The rich, dark fingerboard is enhanced with acrylic block inlays plus split-diamond inlays dress the headstock in the classic style of upmarket Gibson models.

Plugged in, this elegant hotrod runs the gamut of legendary Les Paul-to-ES tones, thanks to a pair of BurstBucker pickups, two of Gibson's finest vintage-PAF-style humbuckers, and classic four-knob wiring with three-way toggle selector. A BurstBucker 1 in the neck position yields warm, throaty blues and jazz tones with plenty of clarity, while a slightly hotter BurstBucker 2 in the bridge provides more growl and bite for anything from hot country to rock 'n' roll, while together the pair provides round, slinky, funky rhythm tones.

These great humbuckers from Gibson USA are made with genuine unpolished Alnico II magnets and wound with 42 AWG wire, just like the legendary PAFs of the late '50s and early '60s. In the hardware department, the Gibson Midtown Custom carries the classic pairing of Tune-o-matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece, and a set of premium Grover kidney button tuners up top.

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American Musical Supply; an Authorized Gibson Internet Retailer has been selected as one of Gibson's very few Authorized Internet Retail Sites in the United States. As one of these select few Internet sites, AMS offers an unparalleled selection of all of Gibson’s premium brands, all covered by Gibson’s Limited Lifetime Warranty; only available from Authorized Gibson retailers.

Gibson is recognized as one of the most respected guitar builders in the world. AMS is proud to have a decades-long history with them and honored that Gibson has chosen us to bring their world-class instruments to you. Look for more new product announcements, special events and promotions in the coming months.

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Product Specifications
Gibson Limited Edition Midtown Custom Electric Guitar with Case Specifications
  • Body: Maple
    • Back: 2 piece Mahogany
    • Body Type: Semi-Hollow, Chambered with F-holes
    • Binding: White Multi-ply
    • Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50
  • Neck: Mahogany
    • Profile: ’60s-style SlimTaper
    • Truss Rod: Traditional Adjustable
    • Joint Angle: 4° (+/- 15 seconds)
    • Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50
  • Neck Fit
    • Joint: Mortise and Tenon
    • Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50
    • Joint Angle Tolerance: +/- .005 inches
  • Fingerboard: Richlite
    • Frets: 22
    • Radius: 12 inches
    • Binding: White
    • Nut/E.O.B: 1.695/2.260
    • Scale Length: 24.75 inches
    • Inlays: White Acrylic Block
  • Nut: Corian
    • Width: 1.695
    • Slots: Gibson PLEK System
  • Headstock: SP2
    • Logo: Mother of Pearl ‘Gibson’ with Split Diamond Inlay
    • Truss Rod Cover: Black and White Antique Bell
    • Binding: White Multi-ply
    • Angle: 17 Degrees
  • Tuners: Grover Kidney
    • Plating: Chrome
    • Tuning Ratio: 14:01
  • Bridge: Tune-O-Matic
    • Plating: Chrome
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar
    • Plating: Chrome
  • Hardware
    • Knobs: Black Speed Knobs
    • Pickguard: Black 5-Ply
    • Pickup Mounting Rings: Black Plastic
    • Control Plate Cover: Black Plastic
    • Strap Buttons: Aluminum End Pins
  • Pickups
    • Neck Position: Burstbucker 1 (Alnico II)
    • Bridge Position: Burstbucker 2 (Alnico II)
  • Electronics
    • Potentiometers: 2 Volume Controls, 2 Tone Controls
    • Type: 300k Linear Volume, 500k Non-linear Tone
    • Coil Wiring: Machine Wound
    • Toggle Switch: Three-way Switchcraft with Black Plastic Tip
    • Output Jack: 1/4 inch Switchcraft
  • Finish
    • Sealer: Nitrocellulose
    • Surface Texture: Smooth High Gloss
    • Process: 1-1.5 mils
  • Case
    • Includes Deluxe Hardshell Case
Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  800-444-2766 Warranty:  Limited Lifetime
Dave S.
Overall Rating
Cool guitar, glad I pulled the trigger and bought it from AMS.
What is your overall opinion of this product?
I bought this at AMS and received it on Friday. It was a scratch and dent, so I wasn't sure what to expect. I'm OCD about my guitars, so I worried the damage might be something I couldn't live with. When I opened it, I found a beautiful guitar with a sexy top. I searched it and found it had an impression on the back of the headstock, other than that, it was perfect. This is a sexy guitar! I love the sunburst finish and the neck feels great. The Richlite fingerboard looks and feels like ebony, the whole argument is ridiculous. I changed the strap buttons and it is ready to rock. The Burstbuckers are fantastic. I love the tone this thing makes. I think it leans more towards a Les Paul with a cool ES335 shaped body than anything else. I'm all good with that. I'm a big man and I like the way guitar looks and feels. No regrets. This is another cool guitar and I suspect they will do nothing but gain value. She's a keeper for sure.
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