Gibson releases new Midtown Standard P-90 models.
The Midtown Standard P-90 maintains trimmed-down and body size of the earlier Midtown Standard and Midtown Custom, and features the Midtown line’s chambered, solid-wood construction (rather than laminated top and back).
The Midtown Standard P-90 comes with a pair of P-90 single-coil pickups, and is dressed in a high-gloss nitrocellulose finish in a choice of Fireburst, Vintage Sunburst, Heritage Cherry Sunburst, Wine Red or Pelham Blue.
The Midtown Standard P-90 uses Grade-A timbers beneath the four transparent finish options (with Grade-C grain beneath the Pelham Blue guitars). A solid mahogany body is capped with a solid maple top with traditional f-holes. Its solid mahogany neck is carved to a '60s-style profile that measures .800" at the 1st fret and .875" at the 12th. The 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 is designed to enhance both fingerboard and body top. The Midtown Standard P-90 is built without a pickguard.
Each guitar features a pair of Gibson’s P-90 pickups. 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. Gibson USA routes these pickups through the traditional 3-way toggle switch and master volume and tone controls with classic gold Speed Knobs. 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 along with Gibson’s Limited Lifetime Warranty and 24/7/365 customer service.
MSRP is $1999, Street price is $1299
For more information: www.gibson.com
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