Gibson Memphis ES-Les Paul - Ebony

Semi-hollowbody Electric Guitar with Maple/Poplar/Maple Body and Adirondack Spruce Top Bracing, Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and MHS Humbucking Pickups - Ebony
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A Handbuilt Les Paul with Semi-hollow Soul

The legendary Les Paul is bluesier and more soulful than ever in the handbuilt 2016 Gibson Memphis ES-Les Paul! A tri-ply semi-hollow body with Adirondack spruce top bracing and F-holes brings a new tonal dimension and visual appeal to the revered Les Paul design that positively slays for blues-rock, southern rock, jazz, and soul. A pair of underwound MHS humbuckers gives this irresistibly unique Les Paul a vintage flavor, while its Rounded "C" mahogany neck with comfortable rolled binding and low-profile frets plays fast and smooth for chording to lead work. Sweetwater guitarists are sure that fans of the ES-335 sound and the Les Paul's timeless playability will delight in adding the Gibson Memphis ES-Les Paul to their collection.

Gibson Memphis 2016 ES-Les Paul Semi-hollowbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Semi-hollow response from a great-playing Les Paul
  • Handcrafted in the Gibson factory on Beale Street
  • Legendary tone from Memphis Historic Spec humbuckers
Semi-hollow response from a great-playing Les Paul

The Gibson Memphis ES-Les Paul retains the timeless Les Paul look and gives it a new semi-hollow sound that fans of the Gibson Thinline series will take to immediately. Innovations like a full-sounding maple/poplar/maple body, a sustain-enhancing historic tubeless truss rod, and an ABR-1 bridge with titanium saddles give the ES-Les Paul an exciting new response at an unbelievably light weight.

Handcrafted in the Gibson factory on Beale Street

Nobody makes a semi-hollowbody guitar like Gibson. This superb Les Paul is handcrafted at Gibson Memphis on Beale Street for quality craftsmanship you can count on, and from a city who knows how blues should sound. Carefully selected maple and poplar tonewoods give the Gibson Memphis ES-Les Paul a distinctly 335-sounding bark, and a carefully calipered body cavity with Adirondack spruce top bracing and center block give it its controlled howl and haunting sustain.

Legendary tone from Memphis Historic Spec humbuckers

The Gibson Memphis ES-Les Paul is loaded with a pair of 1950s-inspired Memphis Historic Spec (MHS) alnico humbuckers for an exciting vintage flavor. The Alnico III rhythm pickup gives you classic hollowbody-style tones for everything from smooth jazz to dirty blues. Flipping to the Alnico II treble pickup unlocks a brighter tone for sparkling chords to aggressive leads.

Gibson Memphis 2016 ES-Les Paul Semi-hollowbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • 100% American made in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Classic Les Paul look and response at a lighter weight
  • 3-ply maple/poplar/maple semi-hollow body shouts, barks, and howls like a Gibson Thinline
  • Quartersawn Adirondack spruce top bracing for stability and a rich tone
  • Center block design adds sustain and controls feedback
  • Comfortable 1-piece mahogany rounded "C" neck
  • Rolled neck binding and low-profile frets play fast and smooth
  • Historic tubeless truss rod improves neck stability
  • Adjustable ABR-1 bridge enhances tone and playability
  • Bone nut for improved sustain
  • 15:01 Kluson Single Ring Tulip Button tuners keep you sounding your best onstage and in the studio
  • Nitrocellulose lacquer finish keeps this Les Paul aging gracefully
Get a Gibson Thinline tone from a great-playing LP in the Gibson Memphis ES-Les Paul!

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Tech Specs

Body Type Semi-hollowbody
Body Shape ES-Les Paul
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material 3-ply Maple/Poplar/Maple
Top Material 3-ply Maple/Poplar/Maple
Color Ebony
Body Finish High Gloss Lacquer
Neck Material Mahogany
Neck Shape Rounded C
Radius 12"
Scale Length 24.75"
Fingerboard Material Dark Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay Pearloid Trapezoid
Number of Frets 22
Nut Width 1.6875"
Nut Material Bone
Bridge/Tailpiece ABR-1 with Titanium saddles
Tuners Kluson Single Ring Tulip Button
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup MHS Rhythm Alnico III humbucker
Bridge Pickup MHS Treble Alnico II humbucker
Controls 2 x Volume, 2 x Tone, 3-way toggle switch
Strings 10-46
Case Included Hardshell case
Manufacturer Part Number ESLP16EBNH1

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