Semi-hollow Hybrid Guitar The Gibson Midtown Custom is the innovative and exciting hybrid you’ve been looking for. Gibson started with a solid mahogany body, which they chambered and then topped with a solid maple cap. You’ll love the feel of the new Midtown body shape. Larger than your typical solidbody but smaller than a hollowbody, the Midtown feels just right cradled in your arms. And the ’60s Slim-Taper neck gives you the comfortable playability you expect from a Gibson. A pair of Burstbuckers and a gorgeous nitro finish top off the Gibson Midtown Custom. Gibson Midtown Custom at a Glance:
- Unique Body Construction and Size
- Black Richlite fingerboard
- Nitrocellulose finish
Unique Body Construction and Size
The most unique aspect of the Gibson Midtown Standard is the innovative body. It is slightly larger than your everyday solidbody electric guitar, yet smaller than a typical semi-hollowbody. The body is made from solid mahogany and is strategically chambered for optimal sound and relieved weight. The Gibson Midtown Standard features a solid maple top with f-holes to give it a definitive semi-hollow look and feel.
Black Richlite fingerboard
The Gibson Midtown Custom has a Black Richlite fingerboard. This extremely dense material gives you the look of ebony – along with snappy attack and prodigious sustain typical of that revered tonewood. Richlite is made primarily of (recycled) paper (certified by the Forest Stewardship Council) from managed forests. The paper is treated with resin, then pressed and baked to create solid sheets. The same material has been used for decades in aerospace, the marine industry, and in sports (e.g., skate ramp surfaces), so you know it’s durable. Environmental sustainability and great sustain – Black Richlite gives you both.
The Gibson Midtown Custom wears a gorgeous nitrocellulose lacquer finish. Nitro finishes – standard back in the ’60s and ’70s – are significantly thinner than today’s polyurethane finishes, allowing the guitar to “breathe.” Nitro finishes not only look vintage-y wonderful; they also enhance the instrument’s tonal qualities.
Gibson Midtown Custom Features:
- Nitrocellulose lacquer finish enhances looks and tone
- Chambered mahogany body with flat, bound maple top and f-holes
- Mahogany neck (’60s Slim Taper)
- Black Richlite fingerboard with acrylic block inlay
- Acrylic Split Diamond headstock inlay
- Chrome Tune-o-matic bridge / stoptail; Keystone tuners
- Two Gibson Burstbuckers
- 2 volume, 2 tone controls; three-way pickup toggle
- Gibson Hardshell case included