Gibson Announces Midtown Standard With Bigsby
July 2, 2011
Nashville, TN (July 2, 2011) -- With a trimmed-down and more player friendly body size that still emulates the best of Gibson tradition, built with solid-wood construction rather than a laminated top and back, the Midtown Standard with Bigsby truly embodies the optimum marriage of solidbody and archtop. It sports twin ‘57 Classic humbuckers, top-notch hardware, and Bigsby vibrato tailpiece.
The Midtown Standard with Bigsby starts with a solid mahogany body that is strategically chambered for optimum resonance. A solid maple top with f-holes is glued to this foundation, finished in your choice of high-gloss Faded Red or Ebony Black. A solid mahogany neck is carved to a fast, comfortable '60s-style profile that measures .800" at the 1st fret and .875" at the 12th, and capped with a bound Grade-A rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium-jumbo frets. Tidy white binding accentuates the body and fingerboard, while eye-catching mirror dot inlays adorn the fingerboard, and the headstock wears a simple yet elegant mother-of-pearl Gibson logo.
- Mahogany body and Maple top with f-holes
- ’60s-style neck profile
- Rosewood fingerboard
- Two ‘57 Classic humbucking pickups
- Bigsby vibrato tailpiece with Schaller roller-saddle bridge
- Finish options: Faded Red or Ebony
- MSRP: $2149
Source: Gibson's website