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Gibson Midtown Deluxe 2016 Limited Run Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar
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The best of both the solidbody and semi-hollow worlds, the Midtown Deluxe provides an infinite combination of tremendous tones in an incredibly luxur...Click To Read More About This Product
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The best of both the solidbody and semi-hollow worlds, the Midtown Deluxe provides an infinite combination of tremendous tones in an incredibly luxurious package. This model features a gorgeous quilted maple top and hand-selected mahogany body and neck, all in a limited-run finish that's truly eye-catching. Amazing sound is guaranteed thanks to two Gibson BurstBucker pickups that are hand-wired to their controls. Other deluxe features include 7-ply body binding, 5-ply headstock binding with genuine mother-of-pearl inlays, Tektoid nut, Richlite fingerboard and precision Grover tuners. The Midtown Deluxe is available in limited quantities and comes with a classic Gibson hardshell case.
- Body shape: Single cutaway
- Body type: Solid body
- Body material: Solid wood
- Top wood: Quilted Maple
- Body wood: Chambered Mahogany
- Body finish: High gloss Lacquer
- Orientation: Right handed
- Neck shape: SlimTaper
- Neck wood: 1-piece Mahogany
- Joint: Set-in
- Scale length: 24.75"
- Truss rod: Yes
- Neck finish: Gloss
- Material: Composite
- Radius: 12"
- Fret size: Medium
- Number of frets: 22
- Inlays: Block
- Nut width: 1.69" (43mm)
- Configuration: HH
- Neck: BurstBucker 1
- Middle: Not applicable
- Bridge: BurstBucker 2
- Brand: Gibson
- Active or passive pickups: Passive
- Series or parallel: Not applicable
- Piezo: No
- Active EQ: No
- Special electronics: None
- Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, tone 1, tone 2
- Pickup switch: 3-way
- Coil tap or split: No
- Kill switch: No
- Bridge type: Fixed
- Bridge design: Tune-o-matic
- Tailpiece: Stopbar
- Tuning machines: Grover kidney
- Color: Chrome
- Number of strings: 6-string
- Special features: Top wood
- Case: Hardshell case
- Accessories: Truss-rod tool
- Country of origin: United States
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- Good-looking quilt top
- Great playability and upper fret access
- Sloppy filing of fret ends/nibs
- The "f" holes are not sanded smooth
Comments about Gibson Midtown Deluxe 2016 Limited Run Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:
I've been intrigued by these when they first came out, but when they went on sale, I had to snag one. At first I liked Ocean Blue better, but since I got mine in Root Beer, I'm liking that color just as much.
I'm impressed with the playability and upper fret access. It's almost like playing a semi-hollow version of the SG. It doesn't quite have the bark of an LP, but it doesn't have the weight of one, either. The Burstbucker pickups have sort of a "hi-fi" sound to them: bright, but not so much to sound brittle. I thought I wouldn't like the Richlite fretboard, but it really does look and feel like ebony.
Minor issues: the factory set-up was horrible (strings way too high, and the truss rod was loose). Also, the fret ends/nibs were filed sort of sloppily, as if the person doing it was rushed. Additionally, the "f" holes weren't sanded smooth, so they look and feel rough. I expect these issues on an Epiphone, but not on a Gibson. Since they don't affect playability, I'm not going to worry about them so much. Nevertheless, I'm glad I got it on sale, as It's not worth their full asking price IMHO.
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