The Midtown Standard starts with premium tone woods, using Grade-A timbers beneath the transparent finish options (with Grade-C grain beneath the Pelham Blue guitars). A solid mahogany body is strategically chambered for optimum resonance and capped with a solid maple top with traditional f-holes. Its solid mahogany neck is carved to a fast, comfortable '60s-style profile that measures .800" at the 1st fret and .875" at the 12th.
The genuine rosewood fingerboard carries 22 medium-jumbo frets and is inlaid with traditional dot inlays that link the Midtown Standard to one of its predecessors, the Les Paul Standard, while cream binding enhances both fingerboard and body top. To best show off its great woods and luscious finishes, the Midtown Standard is built without a pickguard.
Gibson LE Midtown Standard Electric Guitar with Case Features
- Semi-hollow Mahogany Body with Maple Top featuring Chambered F Holes
- Mahogany Set-Neck with Bound Rosewood Fingerboard
- G-Force Tuners
- Gibson Burstbucker 1 and 2 Pickups
- Hardshell Case Included
By merging the best attributes of Gibson's legendary solid body and archtop electric guitars, the Midtown Standard and Midtown Custom of 2011 became instant hits with players of all stripes. This great guitar maintains its predecessors' trimmed-down and more player-friendly body size that still emulates the lines of Gibson's classic archtops, but which is built with the Midtown line's advanced chambered, solid-wood construction (rather than laminated top and back) to truly embody the optimum marriage of solid body and archtop. To take the Midtown Standard anywhere from raw vintage rock, blues and funk to contemporary jazz, Americana, or whatever you want to throw at it, Gibson USA loads the guitar with a pair of fat- and rich-sounding Burstbuckers 1 and 2 humbuckers and dresses it all in a hand-sprayed, high-gloss nitrocellulose finish.
Plugged in, the Midtown Standard reveals its true glory via a pair of Gibson's Burstbucker 1 and 2 pickups. These beloved pickups have a fatter, richer tone, and provide everything from thick grit and snarl for rock 'n' roll, to rich, creamy warmth for jazz, to singing blues tones with great snappy and funky tones in between. For optimum resonance and sustain, the Midtown Standard carries the classic pairing of a Tune-o-matic bridge and Stopbar tailpiece with a PLEK-cut Corian nut up top, partnered with a set of premium G-Force tuners.
Each guitar comes protected in a plush-lined Hardshell case and includes owner's manual and adjustment literature. Check out the Midtown Standard today and get ready to groove in Midtown style.