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Alex Lifeson ES-Les Paul
$3,999
Gibson Memphis honors the world renowned guitarist of Rush with the popular new Les Paul-meets-ES-335 hybrid, made to the specifications of Alex Lifeson himself. Premiere tone is produced thanks to quarter-sawn, thermally engineered Adirondack spruce bracing and a thermally engineered Mahogany centerblock, two PAF-like MHS humbuckers, matched potentiometers, historic truss rod, titanium bridge saddles, a bone nut and more, while rolled neck binding delivers a sublimely comfortable playing feel.
Body
Top
Back
Top
Wood Species: Maple, Poplar, Maple
Pieces: 3-Ply
Grade: Plain
Binding: 7-Ply (W-B-W-B-W-B-W)
 
Back
Wood Species: Maple, Poplar, Maple
Pieces: 3-Ply
Density: Plain
Binding: 3-Ply (W-B-W)
 
Rims
Species Wood: Maple, Poplar, Maple
Pieces: 3-Ply
Grade: Plain
Weight
Weight Relief: Thermally Engineered ES-LP Center Block
Average Weight (body only): 1.3925 kg / 3.070 lbs.
 
Materials Used
Glue: Hot Hide glue for braces and centerblock, Franklin Titebond 50 for rims
Etc.: Thermally Engineered Adirondack Spruce braces
 
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-LP (Semi-Hollow)
Neck
Neck
Wood Species: Mahogany
Pieces: 1
 
Details
Truss Rod: Historic
Profile: Rounded "C"
Thickness at Fret 1: 21.59 mm / .850"
Thickness at Fret 12: 24.13 mm / .950"
Other Materials: Franklin Titebond 50
Average Weight: 544.31 gm / 1.2 lbs
 
Peg Head
Type: SP-2
Inlay: Mother of Pearl "Split Diamond"
Peg Head Binding: 5-Ply (W-B-W-B-W)
Silkscreen: None
Headstock Angle: 17 degrees
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect: The rounded neck provides an ergonomic feel and the mahogany adds a rich tonal quality
 
Neck Fit
Joint Angle: 4 degrees
Joint Angle Tolerance: 0 deg 0 min 15 sec
Type: Mortise and Tenon
Adhesive: Hot Hide Glue
Gauges Used: Pitch Height Gauge
Nut
Style: White
Material: Bone
Width: 4.2863 cm / 1.6875"
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: Richlite
Pieces: 1
Shade: Dark
 
Fingerboard Details
Radius: 30.48 cm / 12 "
Frets: 22
Nut/End of Board: 4.2863 cm / 1.6875" @ nut, 5.2375 cm / 2.062" @ end of board
Scale: 62.865 cm / 24.75"
Binding: White
Side Dots (Color): Black
 
Fingerboard Inlays
Style: Full Block
Material: Mother of Pearl
Dimensions: 22.479 mm x 27.6352 mm / 0.885" x 1.088"
Average Weight: 136.0777 gm / 4.800 oz
Finishes
Classic White
Color Code: CW
Surface Texture: Smooth/ Hi Gloss 90 Sheen Lacquer - Finished in V.O.S.
Filler: Natural
Sealer: 1-1.5 mils
Top: Classic White
Top Coat: Hi Gloss Lacquer/ 90 Sheen 7-8 mils
Scraped: Fingerboard Sides, Body and Nut
Color Code:
Surface Texture:
Filler:
Sealer:
Top:
Top Coat:
Scraped:
Electronics
Pickups Rhythm Lead
Style: MHS Humbucker MHS Humbucker
Winds/Coil: Screw side/Slug side: 5100/4900 5400/5200
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: Scatter Wound Scatter Wound
Pole Piece Material: Gold plated steel Gold plated steel
Pole Piece Position from Nut: 47.4218 cm / 18.670" 59.5173 cm / 23.432 "
Slug Material: Nickel plated steel Nickel plated steel
Slug Dimensions (diameter x length): 4.7498 mm x 1.24206 cm / 0.187" x .489" 4.7498 mm x 1.24206 cm / 0.187" x .489"
Magnet Material: Alnico III Alnico II
Magnet Position from Nut: 48.26 cm / 19" 58.42 cm / 23"
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: Gold plated Gold plated
Qfactor: 3.21 3.2
ResistanceDC: 7526 ohms 7963 ohms
Resonant Frequency: 2859.84 Hz 2695.19 Hz
Tonal & Resonant Advancements: Historically accurate "Patent Applied For" replica with airy tone and unbalanced coils. Slightly under wound. Historically accurate "Patent Applied For" replica with airy tone and unbalanced coils. Slightly under wound.
Control Pocket Assembly Lead Volume Rhythm Volume
Type: CTS 550K Audio
Peak Voltage: 1080V
Range: 0-550K
Power Rating: 1/4 watt above 100K ohms
Resistance Tolerance: 550K +/- 5%
Minimum Resistance: 50 ohms
 
  Lead Tone Rhythm Tone
Type: CTS 550K Audio
Peak Voltage: 1080V
Range: 0-550K
Power Rating: 1/4 watt above 100K ohms
Resistance Tolerance: 550K +/- 5%
Minimum Resistance: 50 ohms
 
Capacitors: Lead Value Rhythm Value
  Orange Drop .022 mF Orange Drop .015 mF
Hardware
Tuning Keys
Style: Milk Bottle Grover Rotomatic
Material: Die cast alloy
Weight: 38.5554 gm / 1.36oz
 
Tuning Keys Details
Tuning Ratio: 18:01
Gear Type: Syncronized spur gear system
What is allowable turn: +/- 4 degrees
Plating specs: Gold
Part numbers: 430-14188 / 430-14189
 
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: ABR with Titanium Saddles
Material: Die cast alloy
Plating Specs: Gold
Part number: 430-10103
Weight: 54 gm / 1.9 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: Lightweight Stop Bar
Compensated: No
Material: Aluminum
Plating Specs: Gold
Part number: 430-11739 / 430-10930VL (Studs)
Weight: 113.3981 gm / 4.0 oz
 
Output Jack
Style: 1/4" mono
 
Jack Plate
Style: Les Paul Square
Material: ABS - Black
Part Number: 430-19385
Weight: 2.0 gm / 0.07 oz
 
Strap Buttons
Material: Brass
Plating Specs: None
Part numbers: 430-19521
Weight: 2.268 gm / 0.080 oz
Plastics
Pick Guard
Style: Multi Ply Black Les Paul
Part Number: 380-12580
 
Truss Rod Cover
Style: Black and white bell with engraved F-Hole
Part Number: 430-19802
 
Knobs
Style: Black Top Hats
Part Number: 430-19669
 
Dial Pointers
Yes/No: Yes
Control Plate(s) (Backplate Cover)
Style: N/A
Part Number: N/A
 
Control Plate(s) (SwitchPlate Cover)
Style: N/A
Part Number: N/A
 
Switch Washer
Style: Black with hot stamp gold
Part Number: 430-19295
 
Trim Rings
Style: Black
Part Number: 440-13850
Accessories
Case
Style: Hard Shell
Color: Brown
 
Strap Locks: No
Tools: None
 
Manual: None
COA/Other: Gibson Memphis Artist COA
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