Gibson Memphis ES Les Paul - Black Top

Semi-hollowbody Electric Guitar with Arched Maple Top, Mahogany Neck, Mahogany Centerblock, Rosewood Fingerboard, and 2 Humbucking Pickups - Black Top
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A Semi-hollowbody Les Paul!

The Gibson Memphis ES Les Paul semi-hollowbody electric guitar has been a long time coming. After all, who doesn't love the idea of a semi-hollow Les Paul? The first time you experience this guitar's majestic, airy tone, accented by a subtle hint of crispness, you'll be positively captivated. Twin MHS humbuckers enhance the vintage quality of this irresistibly unique Les Paul. We invite you to take a peek at this exquisite Les Paul's stunning AAA figured laminated maple archtop and vintage-style dark walnut-stained back. We've seen a lot of guitars here at Sweetwater, but we've never seen anything like this Gibson Memphis ES Les Paul semi-hollowbody!

Gibson Memphis ES Les Paul Semi-hollowbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Legendary tone from Memphis Historic Spec humbuckers
  • Gibson Memphis's commitment to quality
Legendary tone from Memphis Historic Spec humbuckers

Tonal excellence is yours when you plug this Gibson Memphis ES Les Paul into your favorite tube amplifier. Loaded with a pair of Memphis Historic Spec (MHS) alnico humbuckers, which are based on '50s-era pickups and designed to enhance the sound of semi-hollowbody guitars, you'll be able to dial in chiming country tones as easily as savagely distorted rock tones. The Alnico III neck pickup gives you classic hollowbody-style tones for everything from smooth jazz to dirty blues. Flip to the Alnico II bridge pickup, and you'll command sounds covering everything from bright and clean to raw and mean.

Gibson Memphis's commitment to quality

When you want a premium hollowbody or semi-hollowbody guitar, there's nothing like a Gibson. Handbuilt at the Gibson Memphis Custom Shop, these guitars feature premium craftsmanship and carefully selected tonewoods that give you amazing playability and tone. Countless jazz, rock, and blues players have used Gibson hollowbodies for decades. Take it from Sweetwater - this Gibson Memphis ES Les Paul will give you years of great performance!

Gibson Memphis ES Les Paul Semi-hollowbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • Semi-hollowbody design for enhanced harmonic richness
  • Weight relieved mahogany center block and spruce top bracing provide majestic tone
  • Modified 1959 profile one-piece mahogany neck delivers great playability
  • Memphis Historic Spec (MHS) alnico humbuckers are designed to enhance semi-hollowbody guitars
  • Tone Pros AVR2 bridge for reduced rattle and improved sustain
  • Plek Pro fretboard optimization ensures perfect action and intonation
  • Tulip button Kluson tuners maintain intonation
The wait is over - the Gibson Memphis ES Les Paul semi-hollowbody electric guitar is finally here!

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Tech Specs

Body Type Semi-hollowbody
Body Shape ES Les Paul
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Top Material Laminated Maple
Color Black Top
Neck Material Mahogany
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay Trapezoid Inlays
Bridge/Tailpiece Tone Pros AVR2 Bridge/Lightweight Stop Bar Tailpiece
Tuners Tulip Button Klusons
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup Alnico II
Bridge Pickup Alnico III
Manufacturer Part Number ESLP14BTNH1

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