Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Gibson Limited Run Midtown Standard
Gibson Limited Run Midtown Standard Electric Guitar Ebony
The Midtown Standard with Bigsby® starts with a solid mahogany body that is strategically chambered for optimum resonance. A solid maple top with f-holes is glued to this foundation, finished in your choice of high-gloss Faded Red or Ebony Black. A solid mahogany neck is carved to a fast, comfortable '60s-style profile. The bound rosewood fingerboard hosts 22 medium-jumbo frets.
The Midtown Standard is powered by two ‘57 Classic humbucking pickups and a straightforward set of controls: a single master volume and tone, along with Gibson's traditional three-way toggle switch. A ‘57 Classic in the neck position offers tones that are creamy and warm yet always articulate, while a slightly hotter ‘57 Classic Plus in the bridge yields raunchier crunch and scorching lead tones, with round, funky tones available from the both-pickups selection. These great humbuckers from Gibson USA are made with genuine Alnico II magnets and wound with 42 AWG wire, just like the legendary PAFs of the late '50s and early '60s, and offer a blend of depth and clarity that few pickups can match today. A Bigsby® vibrato tailpiece extends the Midtown with Bigsby's playing range even further, with the aid of a Schaller roller-saddle bridge, designed to put keep you in tune even with heavy whammy action. Put it all together, and it's a great modern take on some of the world's most classic electric guitar designs.
Each guitar comes protected in a plush-lined hardshell case with black exterior, and includes owner's manual and adjustment literature, along with Gibson's Limited Lifetime Warranty and 24/7/365 customer service.