Gibson Midtown Standard P-90
The Gibson Midtown Standard P-90 features a smaller ES-335 like semi-hollow body, equipped with P-90 pickups.
This guitar is part of the Midtown Standard series which gives you semi-hollow tones in a smaller player friendly package.
The Midtown Standard P-90 comes with a chambered semi-hollow body that utilizes solid mahogany wood material rather than laminated. It follows the classic mickey mouse double cut-away shape but in a slicker and compact size. The body is topped with a solid maple top that feature traditional f-holes.
The guitar comes with a solid mahogany neck that is carved to a '60s era profile that measures .800" at the 1st fret and .875" at the 12th. The neck is topped with a rosewood fingerboard that carries 22 medium-jumbo frets. The frets are inlaid with traditional acrylic trapezoids based on the ones found on the Les Paul Standard.
Both the top and the fretboard feature cream binding that enhances the look of the guitar. The guitar comes in five finishes, namely Wine Red, Pelham Blue, Heritage Cherry Sunburst, Vintage Sunburst and Fireburst. To showcase its finishes, the Midtown Standard P-90 is built without a pickguard.
As the name implies, this guitar comes equipped with a pair of Gibson's P-90 single coil pickups. P-90 pickups are known for their thicker sound, making them useful for various genres that call for loud and gritty tones - classic rock and blues. The pickups are made to the same specs as the old P-90s, featuring 42-AWG wires with two Alnico V magnets.
The pickups are controlled via a traditional 3-way pickup selector along with volume and tone classic gold speed knobs. Other hardware include PLEK-cut Corian™ nut up top, Grover Keystone tuners and a Tune-o-matic bridge with a stopbar tailpiece.
The Gibson Midtown Standard P-90 is currently retailing for $1299, and comes with a plush-lined hardshell case with black exterior. For more information and for the complete specifications of this semi-hollow, you can visit Gibson.
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