Gibson Memphis ES-Les Paul - Gold Top, VOS

Semi-hollowbody Electric Guitar with Arched Maple Top, Mahogany Neck, Mahogany Centerblock, Rosewood Fingerboard, and 2 Humbucking Pickups - Gold Top
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Gibson Memphis ES-Les Paul - Gold Top, VOS
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Vintage Specs, Timeless Appeal

Who doesn't love the idea of a semi-hollow Les Paul? The first time you experience the Gibson Memphis ES-Les Paul semi-hollowbody electric 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. Rolled neck binding and low-profile frets make this an exceptionally smooth, fast-playing instrument. We've seen a lot of guitars here at Sweetwater, and the Gibson Memphis ES-Les Paul semi-hollowbody is a rare treat!

Gibson Memphis ES-Les Paul Semi-hollowbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Legendary tone from Memphis Historic Spec humbuckers
  • Fast, smooth feel
  • Built to vintage-correct specs
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.

Fast, smooth feel

Whether you're playing rhythm or lead roles, or even both, you'll feel right at home with the Gibson Memphis ES-Les Paul. The neck binding is rolled to fit more comfortably in your hand, while low-profile frets enhance playability and intonation.

Built to vintage-correct specs

Gibson Memphis wanted to re-create the experience of playing a classic Gibson, and built the ES-Les Paul to exacting vintage specs. From the precise Plek treatment that optimizes the fretboard feel, to the carefully selected capacitors and other electronics, the Gibson Memphis ES-Les Paul pays homage to the originals.

Gibson Memphis ES-Les Paul Semi-hollowbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • Semi-hollowbody design for enhanced harmonic richness built to '50s original specs
  • 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
  • Rolled neck binding and low-profile frets for fast, smooth playability
  • Plek Pro fretboard optimization ensures perfect action and intonation
Experience the Gibson Memphis ES-Les Paul semi-hollowbody electric guitar!

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Tech Specs

Body Type Hollowbody
Body Shape Les Paul
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Maple/Poplar
Top Material Maple/Poplar
Color Gold Top
Body Finish Lacquer
Neck Material Mahogany
Neck Shape Rounded C
Scale Length 24.75"
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay Pearloid Trapezoids
Number of Frets 22
Nut Width 1.7"
Bridge/Tailpiece Tone Pro AVR-2/Lightweight Stop Bar
Tuners Kluson Single Ring Tulip Buttons
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup MHS Humbucker
Bridge Pickup MHS Humbucker
Controls 2 x Volume, 2 x Tone
Strings .010-.046
Case Included Hardshell
Manufacturer Part Number ESLP15GTNH1

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