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.

    Authorized Gibson Dealer

    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
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    This is what a Gibson guitar should be. Well made and not cost a fortune. When you think of the fact that it has a tonally carved solid mahogany body (just like a CS336 which costs $3600!), a solid maple top, burstbucker pickups, Grover tuners, 7-ply binding, block inlays, bone nut and a brown Gibson case with the pink interior for just $1500, you cannot go wrong with this. Plus you can access the controls from the back plate. I have had both a 335(too big) and both a 339 and a 336(too small). This is the perfect size. And the Richlite fingerboard feels just like ebony. Plays like a dream. If you can find one, I recommend you grab it as they are no longer being made. Figures..
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    No dissapointment here. This is a well made easy to play guitar with a beautiful finish.
    Ron Garcia
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    Very nice guitar.
    What is your opinion of this product?
    Guitar came out of the box ready to play, did not have to adjust anything. Fit and finish is spot on. Love the sound, half way between a Less Paul (Lot lighter) and and ES-335. The flat top caught me off guard at first, but after playing it all weekend it is a perfect fit for my style of playing. Been playing over 45 years and have many guitars and this one is worth the price, good job Gibson.
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