With echoes of the great semi-acoustic EB basses of the past, and following the popularity of the ES-335-inspired Midtown guitar line, the Midtown Standard Bass from Gibson USA brings a new level of class, tone, and versatility to the low end. This full-scale bass is entirely Gibson through and through, yet all new, too. While it looks like the traditional thinline ES-style instrument, it is actually made from routed solid woods rather than a laminated top, back and sides with a solid center block, for sonic solidity, punch, sustain, and resistance to feedback previously unavailable in a semi-acoustic bass. A mix-and-match set of two classic Gibson bass pickups gives the Midtown Standard Bass unprecedented tonal flexibility, and Gibson USA’s renowned craftsmanship yields flawless playability, making this bass the perfect choice for rock, jazz, funk, blues, or any conceivable style of popular music. All this and the Midtown Standard Bass oozes pure Gibson class in your choice of hand-sprayed nitrocellulose finish in Cherry, Vintage Sunburst or Ebony Black.
To give the Midtown Standard Bass a solidity and sonic character like no other four-string, Gibson USA has redrawn the blueprint for the semi-solid bass. We start with a solid mahogany back and chamber it for acoustic response, leaving a solid central core for the bridge and pickups, and more rigid rims than found on the traditional semi-acoustic. The body is capped with a solid Grade-A maple top on the Cherry and Vintage Sunburst versions (Grade-C maple on the opaque Ebony Black) and the top is trimmed in traditional cream binding. The one-piece mahogany neck is glued-in using Gibson’s acclaimed mortis & tenon joint, and profiled to a comfortably rounded shape that measures .860” at the 1st fret and .960” at the 12th. The rosewood fingerboard carries 20 medium frets, and is trimmed with cream binding and topped with a PLEK-cut Corian™ nut.
The Midtown Standard Bass is built to a long 34” scale length for thundering lows and enhanced harmonic overtones, and its full voice is translated perfectly through two classic Gibson bass pickups. In the bridge position, a Alnico II TB mini humbucker Pickup provides optimum snap and punch, while a wide ceramic TB Plus humbucker Pickup in the neck position offers an optimum blend of warmth, body, and clarity. The two are routed through a three-way switch with master volume and tone controls. Gibson USA’s original Three-Point Bridge is a simple masterpiece of design, and combines extreme solidity for sonic definition and sustain with easy intonation adjustability. Grover™ Shamrock tuners lend a classic touch to the headstock and offer excellent tuning stability. All in all, the Midtown Standard Bass offers a firmly elegant alternative to the standard solidbody bass, with all the sonic benefits of solid wood, plus a great classic look and a sonic character all its own.
Chambered Mahogany body with solid Maple top and f-holes
Mahogany neck with slim, bass profile
Bound Rosewood fingerboard with acrylic dot inlays
Powerful TB Plus and vintage-style TB Minipickups in the neck and bridge positions
Clearance Stock with/without Warranty
Terms and Conditions
We are clearing this stock at reduced prices.
-Below cost and end of line / deleted models;
-New but may have minor cosmetic damage or marking that does not affect the usability of the item;
-Second Hand or Ex-Demo product;
-Boxed or ex-Shop Floor and may be missing accessories, original packaging, manuals etc.
While we attempt to identify any issue to the purchaser, this is not always possible. If you have questions regarding the condition of an item, please contact us, prior to ordering for additional information.
Stock Availability - Because a number of clearance items are one-offs (i.e. only one left in stock), the goods may have been sold already; occasionally it may be a stock anomaly and, therefore, not available.
We take all reasonable steps to ensure descriptions and stock quantities are correct. However, mistakes do happen. If an error occurs, we will advise you as soon as practicable and discuss if there is a reasonable alternative product or solution that may be appropriate.
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