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Midtown Standard
Solidbody Sustain, Semi-Hollow Tone
$1,299
The Midtown Standard covers the sonic spectrum, from hard rock to soft jazz with an elegant, upscale design. Ultra-playable and super-stylish, two matched Burstbucker pickups power the big, full sound with its hallmark smooth sustain and tremendous tone.
Semi-Hollow Tone The Midtown embodies the optimum marriage of solidbody and archtop guitars, making it supremely adaptable at playing everything from raw vintage rock, blues and funk to contemporary jazz, pop, country or Americana. Burstbucker Pickups Burstbucker 1 pickups are designed to match the subtle variations that occurred among original pickups when the bobbin windings weren't quite equal. Different ratios in the number of windings between each Alnico II-loaded coil, as well as amount of overall winds, emphasize unique and desirable tonal aspects. G FORCE™ Tuning System Building on more than eight years of continuous development, G FORCE™ extends the innovations introduced in Min-ETune™ by including new firmware that greatly improves ease of use and precision. Combined with increased speed and accuracy, G FORCE™ provides the best and most intuitive user experience yet in an automatic tuning system. Finishes During lacquering, these guitars make multiple trips through an oven set to 110-degrees to promote even drying between the applications of nitrocellulose and to allow the guitar to showcase its ideal tonal and aesthetic qualities. Hardshell Case Designed to withstand a 15-foot drop (up to four times more resistant to drops than other cases), this tough, ergonomic, molded exterior and cushioned interior provide maximum protection as well as insulation from temperature and humidity extremes to preserve your investment.
 
Body
Top
Back
Top
Wood Species: Maple
Pieces: 2-VS, 3-EB & PB
Grade: A-VS, C-EB & PB
Binding: White
 
Back
Wood Species: Mahogany
Pieces: 3
Density: Low
Binding: None
Weight
Weight Relief: Chambered
Average Weight (body only):
 
Materials Used
Glue: Franklin Titebond 50
 
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect:
 
Body Contour
Carve: Flat
Wood Selection Scale
Top Grade:
Body Grade:
Body Contour
Neck
Neck
Wood Species: Mahogany
Pieces: 1
 
Details
Truss Rod: Midtown
Profile: slim taper
Thickness at Fret 1: 0.800"
Thickness at Fret 12: 0.875"
Other Materials:
Average Weight:
 
Peg Head
Type: SP1-B
Inlay: Mother of Pearl
Peg Head Binding: None
Silkscreen: Gold "Midtown"
Headstock Angle: 17 degrees
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect:
 
Neck Fit
Joint Angle: 4.0 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: Nut
Material: Tektoid
Width: 1.695"
Slots: E: 0.046"
A: 0.036"
D: 0.028"
G: 0.016"
B: 0.011"

e: 0.009"
 
Fingerboard
Wood Species: Rosewood
Pieces: 1
Shade: Medium
 
Fingerboard Details
Radius: 30.48 cm / 12 "
Frets: 22
Nut/End of Board: 4.3053cm / 1.695" @ nut, 5.7404cm / 2.260" @ end of board
Scale: 62.865 cm / 24.75"
Binding: White
Side Dots (Color): Black
 
Fingerboard Inlays
Style: Dot
Material: Acrylic
Dimensions: 0.63246cm / 0.249"
Average Weight:
Neck Profile
Finishes
Pelham Blue
Color Code: PB
Surface Texture: Smooth/ Hi Gloss 90 Sheen Lacquer
Filler: Natural
Sealer: 1-1.5 mils
Top: Pelham Blue
Top Coat: Hi Gloss Lacquer/ 90 Sheen 7-8 mils
Scraped: Fingerboard Sides and Nut
Ebony
Color Code: EB
Surface Texture: Smooth/ Hi Gloss 90 Sheen Lacquer
Filler: Natural
Sealer: 1-1.5 mils
Top: Ebony #410-B5V-5267
Top Coat: Hi Gloss Lacquer/ 90 Sheen 7-8 mils
Scraped: Fingerboard Sides and Nut
Vintage Sunburst
Color Code: VS
Surface Texture: Smooth/ Hi Gloss 90 Sheen Lacquer
Filler: Natural
Sealer: 1-1.5 mils
Top: Sunburst Yellow #508-Y5V-1167 w/ New Red Brown #508-1185D-H5PRS
Top Coat: Hi Gloss Lacquer/ 90 Sheen 7-8 mils
Scraped: Fingerboard Sides and Nut
Electronics
Pickups Rhythm Lead
Style: BB1 BB2
Winds/Coil: Screw side/Slug side: 5000 / 5200 5300 / 5500
Material of Wire (gauge): Enamel (42) Enamel (42)
Coil Dimensions (per coil): 6.6294 cm x 1.7272 mm / 2.61" x 0.68" 6.6294 cm x 1.7272 mm / 2.61" x 0.68"
Coil Material: ABS ABS
Coil Winding Process: Machine Wound Machine Wound
Pole Piece Material: Nickel plated steel Nickel plated steel
Pole Piece Position from Nut: 47.3075 cm / 18.625" 59.52998 cm / 23.437 inches
Slug Material: Nickel plated steel Nickel plated steel
Slug Dimensions (diameter x length): 4.7498 mm x 1.24206 cm / 0.187 x 0.489" 4.7498 mm x 1.24206 cm / 0.187 x 0.489"
Magnet Material: Alnico II Alnico II
Magnet Position from Nut: 48.26 cm / 19 " 58.7375cm / 23.125"
Magnet Dimensions: 6.35 cm x 1.27 mm / 2.5" x 0.5" 6.35 cm x 1.27 mm / 2.5" x 0.5"
Polarities: Screw side is the south pole of magnet Screw side is the south pole of magnet
Cover: Chrome Chrome
Qfactor: 5.54 5.51
ResistanceDC: 7.69k ohms 7.64k ohms
Resonant Frequency: 2767 Hz 2780 Hz
Tonal & Resonant Advancements: Classic humbucker tone with historically "unmatched" bobbin windings for vintage humbucker tone with enhanced highs.
Control Pocket Assembly Lead Volume Rhythm Volume
Type: 500K Non-Linear 500K Non-Linear
Peak Voltage: 500V 500V
Range: 0-500K 0-500K
Power Rating: 1/4 watt above 100K ohms 1/4 watt above 100K ohms
Resistance Tolerance: +/- 20% +/- 20%
Minimum Resistance: 200 ohms 200 ohms
 
  Lead Tone
Type: 500K Non-Linear 500K Non-Linear
Peak Voltage: 500V 500V
Range: 0-500K 0-500K
Power Rating: 1/4 watt above 100K ohms 1/4 watt above 100K ohms
Resistance Tolerance: +/- 20% +/- 20%
Minimum Resistance: 200 ohms 200 ohms
 
Capacitors: Lead Value Rhythm Value
  .022uF .022uF
Hardware
Tuning Keys
Style: G-FORCE
Material: Zamak
Weight: 31.1845 gm / 1.1oz
 
Tuning Keys Details
Tuning Ratio: 40:01:00
Gear Type: Synchronized spur gear system
What is allowable turn: +/- 4 degrees
Plating specs: Chrome
Part numbers: 430-14301B / 430-14301T
 
String Dimensions
E: 1.1684mm / 0.046"
A: 0.9144 mm / 0.036"
D: 0.6604 mm / 0.026"
G: 0.4064mm / 0.016"
B: 0.2794mm / 0.011"
e: 0.2286mm / 0.009"
 
Bridge
Style: Tune-o-matic
Material: Zamak
Plating Specs: Chrome
Part number: 430-10122PN
Weight:
 
Dimensions of String Slots
E: 1.4732mm / 0.058"
A: 1.2192mm / 0.048"
D: 0.9652mm / 0.038"
G: 0.7112mm / 0.028"
B: 0.4826mm / 0.019''
e: 0.3556mm / 0.014"
 
Tailpiece
Style: Stop Bar
Compensated: No
Material: Zamak
Plating Specs: Chrome
Part number: 430-10173
Weight: 82.21 gm / 2.9 oz.
 
Output Jack
Style: 1/4" mono with dual tip contact
 
Jack Plate
Style: Les Paul Square
Material: Brass
Part Number: 430-19467
Weight: 6.0 gm / 0.21 oz.
 
Strap Buttons
Material: Aluminum
Plating Specs: None
Part numbers: 430-19160 / 430-19160E
Weight: 4.0 gm / 0.14 oz.
Plastics
Pick Guard
Style: None
Part Number:
 
Truss Rod Cover
Style: black/white bell hot stamp white "Standard "
Part Number: 430-19398
 
Knobs
Style: Black Speed
Part Number: 430-19267
 
Dial Pointers
Yes/No: No
Control Plate(s) (Backplate Cover)
Style: Black DSDC
Part Number: 430-12922
 
Switch Washer
Style: None
Part Number:
 
Trim Rings
Style: Black humbucker Low/High
Part Number: 440-13884 / 440-13851
Accessories
Case
Style: Hard shell
Color: Black
 
Strap Locks: None
Tools: Truss rod wrench
 
Manual: Gibson USA's owners
COA/Other: None
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