B Stock : Gibson USA Midtown Standard in Pelham

Description
Condition: Repaired
This guitar needed a repair at the heel of the neck but it's been restored and still plays nicely. Check out the photos and see if this is the deal for you! This item is used and may not include all accesories. Please contact us for further information.

The Gibson Midtown Standard is a very interesting model in the Gibson guitar lineup. Made in their USA factory it is neither a proper solidbody nor a semi hollow like the ES line. It sits comfortably in the middle thanks to the unique way it is put together.

Interesting Construction

While most semi hollow guitars are made out of 4 sheets of wood that are then shaped and glued together on to a block this is a bit different. For this they have used a solid Mahogany body that has been routed on either side with tone chambering like you see on a lot of modern Les Pauls. The big difference here is that the flat Maple top has the F holes cut in to it over the chambering so you get the semi hollow look but with the response of a solidbody guitar.

Fast Neck

Just like the body the neck is also made out of Mahogany for structural integrity and a great warm sound. This is one of the few semi-hollow guitars that uses a solid slimtaper neck profile that was produced for speed and playability. So even if you are a lover of shred you will be surprised at just how comfortable this guitar is to play.

Traditional Design

Stripped back to what we consider traditional the Midtown Standard is perfect for Gibson purists looking for something new and interesting. With a 2014 style neck profile for a classic feel, traditional tuners and graph tech nut this guitar may not have any high tech gadgetry but it does offer a superb feel with some great tones.

Burstbucker Pickups

Designed with the original 50's and 60's PAF pickups in mind these Burstbuckers capture what we consider to be the classic Gibson sound. This guitar sounds warm and smooth but with a bit more bite than you might expect out of a hollowbody. Partially due to the thick mahogany body compared to other semi hollow models and partially due to the unbalanced design of the pickups for the perfect midgain tone.

Here's what Gibson say about the USA Midtown Standard

The Midtown Standard covers the sonic spectrum, from hard rock to soft jazz with an elegant, upscale design. Ultra-playable and super-stylish, two matched Burstbucker pickups power the big, full sound with its hallmark smooth sustain and tremendous tone.

Specifications

Top
Wood Species: Maple
Pieces: 2-VS, 3-EB & PB
Grade: A-VS, C-EB & PB
Binding: White
 
Back
Wood Species: Mahogany
Pieces: 3
Density: Low
Binding: None
Weight
Weight Relief: Chambered

Neck
Wood Species: Mahogany
Pieces: 1
 
Details
Truss Rod: Midtown
Profile: slim taper
Thickness at Fret 1: 0.800"
Thickness at Fret 12: 0.875"
 
Peg Head
Type: SP1-B
Inlay: Mother of Pearl
Peg Head Binding: None
Logo: Mother of Pearl "Gibson"
Silkscreen: Gold "Midtown"
Headstock Angle: 17 degrees
 
Neck Fit
Joint Angle: 4.0 degrees
Joint Angle Tolerance: 0 deg 0 min 15 sec
Type: Mortis and Tenon
Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50
Gauges Used:
Pitch Height Gauge, Alignment Gauge

Nut
Style: Nut
Material: Tektoid
Width: 1.695"
Slots:
E: 0.046"
A: 0.036"
D: 0.028"
G: 0.016"
B: 0.011"
e: 0.009"
 
Fingerboard
Wood Species: Rosewood
Pieces: 1
Shade: Medium
 
Fingerboard Details
Radius: 30.48 cm / 12 "
Frets: 22
Nut/End of Board: 4.3053cm / 1.695" @ nut, 5.7404cm / 2.260" @ end of board
Scale: 62.865 cm / 24.75"
Binding: White
Side Dots (Color): Black
 
Fingerboard Inlays
Style: Dot
Material: Acrylic
Dimensions: 0.63246cm / 0.249"
 
String Dimensions
E: 1.1684mm / 0.046"
A: 0.9144 mm / 0.036"
D: 0.6604 mm / 0.026"
G: 0.4064mm / 0.016"
B: 0.2794mm / 0.011"
e: 0.2286mm / 0.009"
 
Bridge
Style: Tune-o-matic
Material: Zamak
Plating Specs: Chrome
Part number: 430-10122PN
 
Dimensions of String Slots
E: 1.4732mm / 0.058"
A: 1.2192mm / 0.048"
D: 0.9652mm / 0.038"
G: 0.7112mm / 0.028"
B: 0.4826mm / 0.019''
e: 0.3556mm / 0.014"
 
Tailpiece
Style: Stop Bar
Compensated: No
Material: Zamak
Plating Specs: Chrome
Part number: 430-10173
Weight: 82.21 gm / 2.9 oz.
 
Output Jack
Style: 1/4" mono with dual tip contact
 
Jack Plate
Style: Les Paul Square
Material: Brass
Part Number: 430-19467
Weight: 6.0 gm / 0.21 oz.
 
Strap Buttons
Material: Aluminum
Plating Specs: None
Part numbers: 430-19160 / 430-19160E
Weight: 4.0 gm / 0.14 oz.

Pick Guard
Style: None
 
Truss Rod Cover
Style: black/white bell hot stamp white "Standard "
Part Number: 430-19398
 
Knobs
Style: Black Speed
Part Number: 430-19267
 
Dial Pointers
Yes/No: No

Control Plate(s) (Backplate Cover)
Style: Black DSDC
Part Number: 430-12922
 
Switch Washer
Style: None
 
Trim Rings
Style: Black humbucker Low/High
Part Number: 440-13884 / 440-13851

Accessories
Case Style: Hard shell
Color: Black
Strap Locks: None
Tools: Truss rod wrench
Manual: Gibson USA's owners
COA/Other: None

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