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Telegib

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Oct 8th, 2018 10:47 AM   Edit   Profile  

I'm about to acquire a 2011 Gibson Midtown Standard with Bigsby. I tried it and really liked the feel.

Has anybody owned one and liked it? It's kind of a unique take on a ES and a Les Paul with a non arched top and a chambered body. It lends itself to more of a brighter sounding guitar than the ES line.

https://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/gibson-limited-run-midtown-standard-electric-guitar

(This message was last edited by Telegib at 12:53 PM, Oct 8th, 2018)

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Oct 8th, 2018 03:21 PM   Edit   Profile  

That’s nice!

I’m thinking jhawkr May have one of those without the bigsby.

I love 57 Classics!

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Oct 8th, 2018 04:11 PM   Edit   Profile  

I seem to recall Reverendrob has a Midtown.

They get good reviews, and it's an affordable alternative to a 335.

Telegib

Canada

Oct 8th, 2018 08:03 PM   Edit   Profile  

Yeah the one I'm buying is nice. It's used but in great shape. It's a 2011. I already own the other Gibsons such as the 335, LP Custom, LP Standard, SG Standard, and a LP Junior Special with P90's.

The Midtown is just something different and a great alternative to the gear vault.

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Oct 8th, 2018 08:04 PM   Edit   Profile  

Very nice indeed!

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Oct 11th, 2018 03:07 AM   Edit   Profile  

I have something even odder than a Midtown.

A no-f hole 339 with only a Dirty Fingers in the bridge.

reverendrob
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Oct 11th, 2018 03:12 AM   Edit   Profile  

They went over like lead bricks on the market, but I loved the color and at the time figured it was the closest I'd ever get to a real Gibson DC at a price I could afford.

Now I have two blue ones!

'14 Gibson Memphis 339 oddball

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Oct 11th, 2018 07:43 AM   Edit   Profile  

Ah yes...the no-hole 339.

I think semi-hollows with no F holes are a great design.

Gretsch made a bunch of them in the 1960s, and *painted* the F holes on 'em.

This was done because Chet Atkins Hisself met with Gretsch leadership in 1961 and explained that solid-body guitars would push hollows aside because they fed back too easily at stage volume.

The F holes were important to guitar players, but not important enough to be real. Goofy! Further proof that guitar players listen with their eyeballs too.

Whoo! I sure do!

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Oct 11th, 2018 08:43 AM   Edit   Profile  

Well, that’s also one less place the basement chipmunks can hide.

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Oct 13th, 2018 04:38 AM   Edit   Profile  

Yea, I'm guilty of that - I wanted a DC of some stripe for a long, long time and the 339 checked all those boxes in a color I liked (a rarity for me).

I also correctly surmised they wouldn't be repeating the mistake of that guitar.

Telegib

Canada

Oct 13th, 2018 05:08 AM   Edit   Profile  

I now own it! Restrung, all set up and ready to rock.

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Oct 13th, 2018 05:16 AM   Edit   Profile  

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Oct 13th, 2018 06:45 AM   Edit   Profile  

I bought a Midtown Custom back in 2012. I was looking for a 335 on the cheap. The only thing it had in common to a semi hollow is the body shape. IMO what it is is a les Paul with a different body shape and better fret access. If you are looking for a lightweight alternative to the les Paul with much better fret access ,this is it. The neck on mine was toothpick thin, so I ended up selling it . Solid guitars in their own rite, but a 335/339 it isn’t.

Telegib

Canada

Oct 13th, 2018 10:06 AM   Edit   Profile  

I like the the neck on mine. Not too thin so I guessed I lucked out. There is also a video on Anderton’s Music where they compare the Custom to the Standard and the Standard sounded and felt different.

You are right about the weight and tone. Very similar to a Les Paul without the weight.

(This message was last edited by Telegib at 12:07 PM, Oct 13th, 2018)

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