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Gibson Midtown Standard P-90 Electric Guitar

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By merging the best attributes of Gibson's legendary solidbody and archtop electric guitars, the Midtown Standard and Midtown Custom of 2011 became instant hits with players of all stripes. Now Gibson... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

By merging the best attributes of Gibson's legendary solidbody and archtop electric guitars, the Midtown Standard and Midtown Custom of 2011 became instant hits with players of all stripes. Now Gibson USA taps those same irresistible qualities and adds a vintage-vibed twist to create a stunning new performer: the Midtown Standard P-90. This great new guitar maintains its predecessors' trimmed-down and more player-friendly body size that still emulates the lines of Gibson's classic archtops, but which is built with the Midtown line's advanced chambered, solid-wood construction (rather than laminated top and back) to truly embody the optimum marriage of solidbody and archtop. To take the Midtown Standard P-90 anywhere from raw vintage rock, blues and funk to contemporary jazz, Americana, or whatever you want to throw at it, Gibson USA loads the guitar with a pair of fat- and rich-sounding P-90 single-coil pickups, and dresses it all in a hand-sprayed, high-gloss nitrocellulose finish.

The Midtown Standard P-90 starts with premium tonewoods, using Grade-A timbers beneath the four transparent finish options (with Grade-C grain beneath the Pelham Blue guitars). A solid mahogany body is strategically chambered for optimum resonance and capped with a solid maple top with traditional f-holes. Its solid mahogany neck is carved to a fast, comfortable '60s-style profile that measures .800" at the 1st fret and .875" at the 12th. The genuine rosewood fingerboard carries 22 medium-jumbo frets and is inlaid with traditional acrylic trapezoids that link the Midtown Standard P-90 to one of its predecessors, the Les Paul Standard, while cream binding enhances both fingerboard and body top. To best show off its great woods and luscious finishes, the Midtown Standard P-90 is built without a pickguard.

Plugged in, the Midtown Standard P-90 reveals its true glory via a pair of Gibson's legendary P-90 pickups. These beloved pickups have a fatter, richer tone than thinner single-coils, and provide everything from thick grit and snarl for rock 'n' roll, to rich, creamy warmth for jazz, to singing blues tones with great snappy and funky tones in between. Each pickup is made to the same specs as the vintage examples that made the P-90 famous, including coils wound from 42-AWG wire with two Alnico V magnets loaded beneath each pickup. To keep it all simple, Gibson USA routes these pickups through the traditional 3-way toggle switch and master volume and tone controls with classic gold Speed Knobs. For optimum resonance and sustain, the Midtown Standard P-90s carries the classic pairing of a Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece with a PLEK-cut Corian„¢ nut up top, partnered with a set of premium Grover„¢ Keystone tuners.

Each guitar comes protected in a plush-lined hardshell case with black exterior and includes owner's manual and adjustment literature.

FEATURES

  • Chambered Mahogany body with solid Maple top and f-holes
  • Mahogany neck with fast, comfortable '60s-style profile
  • Rosewood fingerboard with traditional acrylic trapezoid inlays
  • Pair of P-90 Soapbar pickups in the neck and bridge
  • Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece
  • Premium Grover„¢ Keystone tuners with 14:1 tuning ratio
  • Includes hardshell case
SPECIFICATIONS
Body
  • Top: Maple
  • Back: Mahogany
  • Body Type: Semi-Hollow, Chambered with F-holes
  • Binding: Cream
  • Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50
Neck
  • Species: Mahogany
  • Profile: ™60s-style SlimTaper„¢
  • Truss Rod: Traditional Adjustable
  • Joint Angle: 4 (+/- 15 seconds)
  • Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50
Neck Fit
  • Joint: Mortise & Tenon
  • Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50
  • Joint Angle: Tolerance +/- .005"
Fingerboard
  • Species: Rosewood
  • Frets: 22
  • Radius: 12"
  • Binding: Cream
  • Nut/E.O.B: 1.695/2.260
  • Scale Length: 24.75"
  • Inlays: Figured Acrylic Trapezoid
Nut
  • Material: Corian
  • Width: 1.695
  • Slots: Gibson PLEK System
Headstock
  • Type: DSDC
  • Logo: Mother of Pearl "Gibson"
  • Truss Rod Cover: Black and White Antique Bell
  • Angle: 17 Degrees
Tuners
  • Model: Grover„¢ Keystone
  • Plating: Chrome
  • Tuning Ratio: 14:01
Bridge
  • Type: Tune-O-Matic
  • Plating: Chrome
Tailpiece
  • Type: Stopbar
  • Plating: Chrome
Hardware
  • Knobs: Gold Speed Knobs
  • Control Plate Cover: Black Plastic
  • Strings: .010 - .046, Genuine Gibson strings
  • Strap Buttons: Aluminum End Pins
  • Toggle Switch: Washer Cream with Gold
Pickups
  • Neck Position: P-90 (Alnico V)
  • Bridge Position: P-90 (Alnico V)
Electronics
  • Potentiometers: 1 Volume Control, 1 Tone Control
  • Type: 300k Linear Volume, 500k Non-linear Tone
  • Coil Wiring: Machine Wound
  • Toggle Switch: Three-way Switchcraft with White Plastic Tip
  • Output Jack: 1/4" Mono
Finish
  • Sealer: Nitrocellulose
  • Surface: Texture Smooth High Gloss
  • Process: 1-1.5 mils
Case
  • Type: Hardshell
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