Gibson Memphis ES-Les Paul Studio - Wine Red

Semi-hollowbody Electric Guitar with Maple Top, Back, and Sides, Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and 2 Humbucking Pickups - Wine Red
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Gibson Memphis ES-Les Paul Studio - Wine Red
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A Stripped Down Semi-hollow Les Paul

The Gibson Memphis ES-Les Paul Studio semi-hollowbody electric guitar is a no-nonsense performer. Its laminated maple body, arched top, two F-holes, and a solid maple core enhance tonal clarity and sustain. Everything except the headstock is wrapped with a clean-looking black binding, and the standard dual volume/dual tone/single 3-way toggle gives you access to the full throaty tones that thinline Gibsons always deliver. The Gibson Memphis ES-Les Paul Studio merges two classics into a great stripped-down semi-hollowbody guitar.

Gibson ES-Les Paul Studio Semi-hollowbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Gibson quality in a no-nonsense package
  • Dual humbuckers deliver legendary tone
  • Clarity of maple, warmth of a semi-hollow
Gibson quality in a no-nonsense package

The ES-Les Paul Studio was designed for guitar players who want the performance of Gibson's popular ES-Les Pauls, but without the ornamentation of some of the other models. The ES-Les Paul Studio focuses firmly on optimal sound output, retains all elements that contribute to its legendary tone, and dispenses with the rest. You'll still enjoy Gibson USA humbucking pickups, expertly applied nitrocellulose finish, and a perfect setup.

Dual humbuckers deliver legendary tone

The ES-Les Paul Studio is loaded with a vintage-voiced '57 Classic pickup in its neck and a hotter Super '57 pickup in its bridge position. These pickups are a favorite combination among players at Sweetwater for their versatility. You'll be able to dial in chiming country tones as easily as savagely distorted rock sounds. The neck pickup gives you classic hollowbody-style warmth for jazz and dirty blues. Or flip to the bridge position for sounds covering everything from bright and clean to raw and mean.

Clarity of maple, warmth of a semi-hollow

One of the reasons for the ES-Les Paul's instant popularity is the guitar's maple construction. When combined with its semi-hollow design, the maple adds attack and note fundemantal to your tone. And maple is also a great tonewood choice for increasing sustain. But the warm-sounding mahogany neck and rosewood fretboard combine with the guitar's hollow wings to keep the maple from giving the guitar too strident of a tone. You'll enjoy this Les Paul's tonal balance and ability to fit into any musical situation.

Gibson ES-Les Paul Studio Semi-hollowbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • ES-Les Paul in a stripped-down package
  • Semi-hollowbody design for enhanced harmonic richness
  • Very light-weight design
  • Dual humbuckers deliver fat vintage tone
  • Maple construction provides enhanced clarity and sustain
  • Mahogany neck and rosewood fretboard add warmth to your sound
  • Subdued aesthetic will look right on any stage
The Gibson ES-Les Paul Studio is a stripped-down, no-nonsense LP.

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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 Maple
Top Material Maple
Color Wine Red
Body Finish Nitrocellulose
Neck Material Mahogany
Neck Shape Rounded C
Radius 12"
Scale Length 24.75"
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay Pearloid Trapezoid
Number of Frets 22
Nut Width 1.687"
Nut Material Corian
Bridge/Tailpiece ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic, Stop Bar
Tuners Kluson Single Ring Tulip Button
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup '57 Classic humbucker
Bridge Pickup Super '57 Classic humbucker
Controls 2 x vol, 2 x tone, 3-way toggle
Case Included Hardshell
Manufacturer Part Number ESLPST16WRNH1

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