Gibson's Memphis ES Les Paul is the perfect marriage of Les Paul and ES-335 yields powerful tones and a lightweight playing feel, courtesy of PAF-style MHS pickups, rounded 'C' neck profile, historic details and more. The ES-Les Paul has already proved itself a modern classic and the 2016 Semi-meets-solid construction model from Gibson Memphis is set to be better than ever.
This ES Les Paul gives you the classic look of the iconic Les Paul, but saves you the back ache. It weighs in at only six pound and five ounces, but punches just as hard as the heavyweights. This 2016 edition features quartersawn Adirondack spruce bracing, Trapezoid pearl inlays -- an aesthetic allusion to the Les Paul Standard, a rolled binding on around the fingerboard for a softer feel, and Historic Memphis Spec Humbuckers which do a phenomenal job of emulating the PAF of the late 50s and early 60s.
While Gibson has made hollow and Semi Hollow Les Paul’s over the decades, we here at The Music Gallery have never seen an explosion in their popularity like we have over the last few years. This incarnation of the Les Paul would be most comparable to a Les Paul Standard from the 1980’s thru the early 2000’s and an ES Model. Semi hollow design reduces the weight makes this thing sing with sustain. The MHS Humbuckers shine while clean and get nice and gritty when pushed but due to the almost hollow body design of this little guy, High Gain is not it’s high point.
The neck is chunky so it helps the already acoustically strong instrument sound even better!
Weight: 6 lb 5 oz
Gibson ES-Les Paul
Semi Hollow Body Design
Laminated Maple/Poplar/Maple Body
1959 Profile Neck
TonePros AVr2 Bridge
2 x Volume Controls
2 x Tone Controls
3 Way Toggle
Original Hardshell Case
Return Policy: We allow a 48 hour approval period. In the event of a return, the buyer pays shipping both ways. The instrument must be returned in original condition as it was shipped with all hang tags, certificates and warranty cards.