In Pictures: Gibson Midtown Standard

26th Sep 2012 | 09:15

In Pictures: Gibson Midtown Standard
Gibson Midtown Standard Bass
MSRP $1999 (approx £1230)

Gibson has revealed the latest addition to its Midtown line, the semi-acoustic Midtown Standard bass.

The shape will be familiar to anyone who's set eyes on an EB-2, which Gibson produced until the early '70s, but the Midtown Standard has plenty of features to make it stand out on its own.

Boasting a thinline ES-style profile, a 34" scale one-piece mahogany neck and a pair of thundering pickups, Gibson aims to combine "unprecedented tonal flexibility and flawless playability."

Available in a range of mouth-watering finishes, the Midtown Standard also boasts solid – rather than laminated – tops, backs and sides, with a solid centre block designed to cut down on all that pesky feedback.

Click through the gallery to find out more...

For more information, check out the Midtown Standard at Gibson's website.

In Pictures: Gibson Midtown Standard
Body
Solid mahogany back and chamber, cream binding and Grade-A maple tops – tasty.

Gibson has revealed the latest addition to its Midtown line, the semi-acoustic Midtown Standard bass.

The shape will be familiar to anyone who's set eyes on an EB-2, which Gibson produced until the early '70s, but the Midtown Standard has plenty of features to make it stand out on its own.

Boasting a thinline ES-style profile, a 34" scale one-piece mahogany neck and a pair of thundering pickups, Gibson aims to combine "unprecedented tonal flexibility and flawless playability."

Available in a range of mouth-watering finishes, the Midtown Standard also boasts solid – rather than laminated – tops, backs and sides, with a solid centre block designed to cut down on all that pesky feedback.

Click through the gallery to find out more...

For more information, check out the Midtown Standard at Gibson's website.

In Pictures: Gibson Midtown Standard
Bridge
Gibson's rock solid Three-Point Bridge keeps things steady.

Gibson has revealed the latest addition to its Midtown line, the semi-acoustic Midtown Standard bass.

The shape will be familiar to anyone who's set eyes on an EB-2, which Gibson produced until the early '70s, but the Midtown Standard has plenty of features to make it stand out on its own.

Boasting a thinline ES-style profile, a 34" scale one-piece mahogany neck and a pair of thundering pickups, Gibson aims to combine "unprecedented tonal flexibility and flawless playability."

Available in a range of mouth-watering finishes, the Midtown Standard also boasts solid – rather than laminated – tops, backs and sides, with a solid centre block designed to cut down on all that pesky feedback.

Click through the gallery to find out more...

For more information, check out the Midtown Standard at Gibson's website.

In Pictures: Gibson Midtown Standard
Pickups
An Alnico II TB at the bridge is paired with a hefty ceramic TB Plus humbucker at the neck.

Gibson has revealed the latest addition to its Midtown line, the semi-acoustic Midtown Standard bass.

The shape will be familiar to anyone who's set eyes on an EB-2, which Gibson produced until the early '70s, but the Midtown Standard has plenty of features to make it stand out on its own.

Boasting a thinline ES-style profile, a 34" scale one-piece mahogany neck and a pair of thundering pickups, Gibson aims to combine "unprecedented tonal flexibility and flawless playability."

Available in a range of mouth-watering finishes, the Midtown Standard also boasts solid – rather than laminated – tops, backs and sides, with a solid centre block designed to cut down on all that pesky feedback.

Click through the gallery to find out more...

For more information, check out the Midtown Standard at Gibson's website.

In Pictures: Gibson Midtown Standard
Neck
The one-piece mahogany neck has a slim profile, plus a bound baked Maple fingerboard and 20 medium frets.

Gibson has revealed the latest addition to its Midtown line, the semi-acoustic Midtown Standard bass.

The shape will be familiar to anyone who's set eyes on an EB-2, which Gibson produced until the early '70s, but the Midtown Standard has plenty of features to make it stand out on its own.

Boasting a thinline ES-style profile, a 34" scale one-piece mahogany neck and a pair of thundering pickups, Gibson aims to combine "unprecedented tonal flexibility and flawless playability."

Available in a range of mouth-watering finishes, the Midtown Standard also boasts solid – rather than laminated – tops, backs and sides, with a solid centre block designed to cut down on all that pesky feedback.

Click through the gallery to find out more...

For more information, check out the Midtown Standard at Gibson's website.

In Pictures: Gibson Midtown Standard
Headstock
The classic Gibson bass headstock holds a pair of chunky Grover Shamrock tuners.

Gibson has revealed the latest addition to its Midtown line, the semi-acoustic Midtown Standard bass.

The shape will be familiar to anyone who's set eyes on an EB-2, which Gibson produced until the early '70s, but the Midtown Standard has plenty of features to make it stand out on its own.

Boasting a thinline ES-style profile, a 34" scale one-piece mahogany neck and a pair of thundering pickups, Gibson aims to combine "unprecedented tonal flexibility and flawless playability."

Available in a range of mouth-watering finishes, the Midtown Standard also boasts solid – rather than laminated – tops, backs and sides, with a solid centre block designed to cut down on all that pesky feedback.

Click through the gallery to find out more...

For more information, check out the Midtown Standard at Gibson's website.

In Pictures: Gibson Midtown Standard
Profile
The slinky thinline body echoes previous Gibson basses, in particular the EB-2.

Gibson has revealed the latest addition to its Midtown line, the semi-acoustic Midtown Standard bass.

The shape will be familiar to anyone who's set eyes on an EB-2, which Gibson produced until the early '70s, but the Midtown Standard has plenty of features to make it stand out on its own.

Boasting a thinline ES-style profile, a 34" scale one-piece mahogany neck and a pair of thundering pickups, Gibson aims to combine "unprecedented tonal flexibility and flawless playability."

Available in a range of mouth-watering finishes, the Midtown Standard also boasts solid – rather than laminated – tops, backs and sides, with a solid centre block designed to cut down on all that pesky feedback.

Click through the gallery to find out more...

For more information, check out the Midtown Standard at Gibson's website.

In Pictures: Gibson Midtown Standard
Finishes
Hand-sprayed nitrocellulose finishes in Cherry, Pelham Blue, Black and Vintage sunburst are all pretty easy on the eye.

Gibson has revealed the latest addition to its Midtown line, the semi-acoustic Midtown Standard bass.

The shape will be familiar to anyone who's set eyes on an EB-2, which Gibson produced until the early '70s, but the Midtown Standard has plenty of features to make it stand out on its own.

Boasting a thinline ES-style profile, a 34" scale one-piece mahogany neck and a pair of thundering pickups, Gibson aims to combine "unprecedented tonal flexibility and flawless playability."

Available in a range of mouth-watering finishes, the Midtown Standard also boasts solid – rather than laminated – tops, backs and sides, with a solid centre block designed to cut down on all that pesky feedback.

Click through the gallery to find out more...

For more information, check out the Midtown Standard at Gibson's website.

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