2014 Gibson Midtown Custom Burst – $1349

This is a new 2014 Gibson Midtown Custom that plays like a dream. No scratches, no dings, no play marks at all. It’s in a factory fresh case with warranty card for you to grab today. These are over $1600 new!!

Gibson’s thinline semi-hollow ES models were an instant hit because of their marriage of archtop 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 carved, bound 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 carved maple top with traditional f-holes, which is finished in a high-gloss finish.

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.

Body: Maple
Back: 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
Includes Deluxe Hardshell Case