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ES-390 With Nickel P-90 Covers
Full-Scale Vintage Tone with Compact Playing Feel
$2,999
A vintage favorite gets reduced dimensions in a fully hollow thinline with classic style, rounded 'C' neck profile with rolled binding, and juicy MHS P-90 pickups with nickel covers.
F-Hole emblem engraved truss rod cover The iconic symbol of the Gibson ES line is now the hallmark of Gibson Memphis Kluson single ring tulip button tuners Vintage looks meet light weight and outstanding performance Redesigned neck dimensions Added thickness to Peghead transition provides greater strength and stability Historic truss rod Superior Adjustability due to the Teflon coating, larger diameter rod, original brass anchor and larger washer Bone nut Bone for smooth tuning and excellent durability Rolled neck binding Binding is rounded off to comfortably fit the contours of the player's hand Block inlay fretboard Block fingerboard inlays are synonymous with the 1960's ES-335 Low profile frets Lower fret height provides smooth playability and accurate intonation New finish colors New variations on your favorite vintage color schemes as well as all new, eye catching colors MHS P-90 Pickups Recreating the glories of vintage single coils Capacitor changes Less treble cut than previous capacitor results in a tone with a harmonically rich, singing quality Trapeze tailpiece Retains traditional styling without impeding the body’s resonance
 
Body
Top
Back
Top
Wood Species: Maple, Poplar, Maple
Pieces: 3-Ply
Grade: Plain
Binding: Cream
 
Back
Wood Species: Maple, Poplar, Maple
Pieces: 3-Ply
Density: Plain
Binding: Cream
 
Rims
Species Wood: Maple, Poplar, Maple
Pieces: 3-Ply
Grade: Plain
Weight
Weight Relief: Hollow body construction
Average Weight (body only): 2.1069 kg / 4.645 lbs
 
Materials Used
Glue: Franklin Titebond 50
 
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect: The sound waves resonate within the hollow airspace of the Maple veneered Body, around the F-holes, and throughout the solid glue joints.
 
Body Contour
Carve: ES (Hollow with slim taper cutaways)
Neck
Neck
Wood Species: Mahogany
Pieces: 1
 
Details
Truss Rod: Historic
Profile: Traditional "C"
Thickness at Fret 1: 21.590 mm / .850"
Thickness at Fret 12: 24.130 mm / .950"
Other Materials: Franklin Titebond 50
Average Weight: 394.6254 gm / 0.870 lbs
 
Peg Head
Type: SP-1
Inlay: Mother of Pearl Crown
Peg Head Binding: None
Silkscreen: None
Headstock Angle: 17 degrees
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect: The wood, construction, and headstock pitch all contribute greatly to the tone, aiding this guitar's exceptional sustain and depth, and yielding a resonance that can be felt right through the body
 
Neck Fit
Joint Angle: 4 degrees
Joint Angle Tolerance: 0 deg 0 min 15 sec
Type: Mortise and Tenon
Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50
Gauges Used: Pitch Height Gauge,Alignment Gauge
Nut
Style: White
Material: Bone
Width: 4.2545 cm / 1.675"
Slots: E: 1.2268 mm / 0.0483 inches
A: 0.9601 mm / 0.0378 inches
D: 0.6934 mm / 0.0273 inches
G: 0.4534 mm / 0.01785 inches
B: 0.3467 mm / 0.01365 inches

e: 0.2667 mm / 0.0105 inches
 
Fingerboard
Wood Species: Rosewood
Pieces: 1
Shade: Medium
 
Fingerboard Details
Radius: 30.48 cm / 12 "
Frets: 22
Nut/End of Board: 4.2545 cm / 1.675" @ nut, 5.1689 cm / 2.035" @ end of board
Scale: 62.865 cm / 24.75"
Binding: Cream
Side Dots (Color): Black
 
Fingerboard Inlays
Style: Block
Material: Pearloid
Dimensions: 19.558 mm x 12.70 mm / 0.770" x 0.500"
Average Weight: 136.0777 gm / 4.800 oz
Finishes
Sixties Cherry
Color Code: SC
Surface Texture: Smooth/ Hi Gloss 90 Sheen Lacquer
Filler: 330
Sealer: 1-1.5 mils
Top: Sixties Cherry Stain, Cherry
Top Coat: Hi Gloss Lacquer/ 90 Sheen 7-8 mils
Scraped: Fingerboard Sides, Body and Nut
Electronics
Pickups Rhythm Lead
Style: MHS P-90 MHS P-90 reverse polarity
Winds/Coil: Screw side/Slug side: 8500 9000
Material of Wire (gauge): 42 plain 42 plain
Coil Dimensions (per coil): 2.9972 cm x 8.0072 cm / 1.18" x 3.18" 2.9972 cm x 8.0072 cm / 1.18" x 3.18"
Coil Material: ABS ABS
Coil Winding Process: Scatter Wound Scatter Wound
Pole Piece Material:
Pole Piece Position from Nut:
Slug Material: Alinco III rod magnets Alinco II rod magnets
Slug Dimensions (diameter x length):
Magnet Material: Alinco III rod magnets Alinco II rod magnets
Magnet Position from Nut: 48.26 cm / 19 " 58.7375cm / 23.125 "
Magnet Dimensions: 4.76 mm x 12.7 mm / .187" x 0.50" 4.76 mm x 12.7 mm / .187" x 0.50"
Polarities: North side up South side up
Cover: Nickel Nickel
Qfactor: 3.01 2.97
ResistanceDC: 8536 ohms 8546 ohms
Resonant Frequency: 2503.35 Hz 2409.10 Hz
Tonal & Resonant Advancements: Recreating the glories of vintage single coils
Control Pocket Assembly Volume
Type: CTS 500K Linear
Peak Voltage: 1080V
Range: 0-500K
Power Rating: 1/4 watt above 100K ohms
Resistance Tolerance: 500K +/- 20%
Minimum Resistance: 100 ohms
 
  Tone
Type: CTS 500K Audio
Peak Voltage: 1080V
Range: 0-500K
Power Rating: 1/4 watt above 100K ohms
Resistance Tolerance: 500K +/- 20%
Minimum Resistance: 100 ohms
 
Capacitors: Lead Value Rhythm Value
  .022mF .015 mF
Hardware
Tuning Keys
Style: Kluson Single Ring Tulip Button
Material: Body is stamped steel with plastic tulip button
Weight: 22.6796 gm / 0.8 oz
 
Tuning Keys Details
Tuning Ratio: 15:1
Gear Type: Synchronized spur gear system
What is allowable turn: +/- 4 degrees
Plating specs: Nickel
Part numbers: 430-14006 / 430-14007
 
String Dimensions
E: 1.1684mm / 0.046"
A: 0.9144 mm / 0.036"
D: 0.6604 mm / 0.026"
G: 0.4318mm / 0.017"
B: 0.3302mm / 0.013"
e: 0.2540mm / 0.010"
 
Bridge
Style: Tone Pro AVR-2
Material: Die cast alloy
Plating Specs: Nickel
Part number: 430-10155TP
Weight: 61.235 gm / 2.16 oz
 
Dimensions of String Slots
E: 1.2268 mm / 0.0483 inches
A: 0.9601 mm / 0.0378 inches
D: 0.6934 mm / 0.0273 inches
G: 0.4534 mm / 0.01785 inches
B: 0.3467 mm / 0.01365 inches
e: 0.2667 mm / 0.0105 inches
 
Tailpiece
Style: Trapeze
Compensated: No
Material: Die cast alloy
Plating Specs: Nickel
Part number: 430-11015
Weight: 124.7379 gm / 4.40 oz
 
Output Jack
Style: 1/4" mono with dual tip contact
 
Strap Buttons
Material: Aluminum
Plating Specs:
Part numbers: 430-19150
Weight: 2.268 gm / 0.080 oz
Plastics
Truss Rod Cover
Style: Black and white bell with engraved F-Hole
Part Number: 430-19802
 
Knobs
Style: Black Top Hat with Silver Inserts
Part Number: 430-19200(Tone) 430-19201(Vol.)
 
Dial Pointers
Yes/No: Yes
Accessories
Case
Style: Hard Shell
Color: Tan
 
Strap Locks: No
Tools:
 
Manual:
COA/Other: Gibson Memphis COA
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