Gibson Midtown Custom
Gibson's "thinline semi-hollow" ES models were an instant hit when they made the scene in 1958. The marriage of archtop and solidbody electric designs addressed the needs of countless players of the day, and created instant classics virtually overnight in the process. Gibson USA's Midtown Custom takes all of the legendary ES properties a step further, maximizing each design goal, while adding a rich, deep resonance all its own. With a trimmed-down and more player-friendly body size that still emulates the lines of the ES models, but built with the chambered solid-wood construction (rather than a laminated top and back with solid center block), the Midtown Custom truly embodies the optimum marriage of solidbody and archtop. What's more, it dresses all these tonal advantages in a package worthy of the hallowed "Custom" name.
The Midtown Custom starts with premium tonewoods, using Grade-A timbers beneath the three translucent finish options. A solid mahogany body is strategically chambered for optimum resonance and capped with a solid maple top with traditional f-holes, which is finished in your choice of high-gloss Heritage Sunburst, Vintage Sunburst, Antique Natural or Ebony Black. 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 neck is topped with a smooth, hard fingerboard crafted from Richlite®, a fabricated material composed of cellulose fiber and phenolic resin, which offers the constructional and resonant properties of fine hardwood, but with improved durability, for a superb playing feel. Tidy white binding accentuates the fingerboard, while multi-ply binding graces the body and headstock. The rich, dark fingerboard is enhanced with acrylic block inlays plus split-diamond inlays dress the headstock in the classic style of upmarket Gibson models.
Plugged in, this elegant hotrod runs the gamut of legendary Les Paul-to-ES tones, thanks to a pair of BurstBucker pickups, two of Gibson's finest vintage-PAF-style humbuckers, and classic four-knob wiring with three-way toggle selector. A BurstBucker 1 in the neck position yields warm, throaty blues and jazz tones with plenty of clarity, while a slightly hotter BurstBucker 2 in the bridge provides more growl and bite for anything from hot country to rock 'n' roll, while together the pair provides round, slinky, funky rhythm tones. These great humbuckers from Gibson USA are made with genuine unpolished Alnico II magnets and wound with 42 AWG wire, just like the legendary PAFs of the late '50s and early '60s. In the hardware department, the Midtown Custom carries the classic pairing of Tune-o-matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece, and a set of premium Grover kidney button tuners up top.
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Haworth's and Gibson Guitars
Our team at Haworth Guitars are passionate about our Gibson Musical Instruments. With Glenn Haworth's main guitar of choice being his white Gibson Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar and with many other members of the Haworth team using Gibson Guitars and other Gibson products.
Glenn was actually fortunate enough to be given a personal tour through the Gibson Factory in Nashville Tennessee USA, as well as the Gibson Factory in Memphis USA back in 2006 when Australian Musical Imports (AMI) organised a Gibson USA factory tour. Glenn came back from the Gibson Factory tours with a new, deeper love for these amazing instruments. Gibson Guitars today are a major part of the Haworth Guitars range and are one of our favourite guitar brands that we stock.
We take every possible care in making sure that our gibson guitars are setup with a nice low action correct intonation and straight neck angle. How you would like your guitar setup is up to you! You can choose a low, medium or high action at the checkout. You can also choose your tuning, and our team at Haworth's Shellharbour Music Centre will setup your guitar to your preferred specifications.
Haworth Guitars are an authorised Australian Dealer of Gibson products so when you buy from Haworth's you also get the full Gibson warranty. And if you have a Gibson Guitar that is in need of repair work, our repair centre can help you out too! What better place is there to buy gibson guitars online other than Haworth's Online Music Warehouse.
Haworth Guitars, also believe that we have the best Gibson Guitars around with a wide selection, from the beginner to advanced guitarist. Whether you like the Gibson Les Paul Traditional, Gibson Les Paul Standard, Gibson Les Paul Studio, Gibson Flying V, Gibson Explorer, Gibson Les Paul Custom, Gibson SG, Gibson ES335, Gibson Jumbo Acoustic, Gibson Songwriter Acoustic, Gibson Dove Acoustic, Gibson Acoustic Guitars, Gibson Electric Guitars or Gibson Custom Shop Guitars, we make sure that we have the best range for every musician. So if you need a cheap gibson guitar or the best gibson guitar, you know who to call. If you're not sure what type of guitar would suit you, just call us and our friendly team at Haworth's will help you decide which is best for you.
We also make sure that we have the cheapest gibson guitars around, and if you happen to notice a better price somewhere else, remember we beat prices. So call us first 1300 560 088.