(SOLD) Gibson Midtown Standard P-90 Wine Red 2012

Gibson Midtown Standard P-90 Wine Red 2012
Gibson Midtown Standard P-90 Wine Red 2012
Gibson Midtown Standard P-90 Wine Red 2012
Gibson Midtown Standard P-90 Wine Red 2012
Gibson Midtown Standard P-90 Wine Red 2012
Gibson Midtown Standard P-90 Wine Red 2012
Gibson Midtown Standard P-90 Wine Red 2012
Gibson Midtown Standard P-90 Wine Red 2012
Gibson Midtown Standard P-90 Wine Red 2012
Gibson Midtown Standard P-90 Wine Red 2012
Gibson Midtown Standard P-90 Wine Red 2012
Gibson Midtown Standard P-90 Wine Red 2012
Gibson Midtown Standard P-90 Wine Red 2012
Gibson Midtown Standard P-90 Wine Red 2012
Gibson Midtown Standard P-90 Wine Red 2012
Gibson Midtown Standard P-90 Wine Red 2012
Gibson Midtown Standard P-90 Wine Red 2012
Gibson Midtown Standard P-90 Wine Red 2012
Gibson Midtown Standard P-90 Wine Red 2012
Gibson Midtown Standard P-90 Wine Red 2012
Gibson Midtown Standard P-90 Wine Red 2012
Gibson Midtown Standard P-90 Wine Red 2012
Gibson Midtown Standard P-90 Wine Red 2012
Gibson Midtown Standard P-90 Wine Red 2012
Gibson Midtown Standard P-90 Wine Red 2012
Gibson Midtown Standard P-90 Wine Red 2012
Gibson Midtown Standard P-90 Wine Red 2012
Gibson Midtown Standard P-90 Wine Red 2012
Gibson Midtown Standard P-90 Wine Red 2012
Gibson Midtown Standard P-90 Wine Red 2012
Gibson Midtown Standard P-90 Wine Red 2012
Gibson Midtown Standard P-90 Wine Red 2012
Gibson Midtown Standard P-90 Wine Red 2012
Gibson Midtown Standard P-90 Wine Red 2012
Gibson Midtown Standard P-90 Wine Red 2012
Gibson Midtown Standard P-90 Wine Red 2012
Gibson Midtown Standard P-90 Wine Red 2012
Gibson Midtown Standard P-90 Wine Red 2012

Gibson Midtown Standard P-90, wine red, made in USA 2012. The Midtown might not be the most famous Gibson semi-hollow, but they enjoy a good reputation amongst enthusiast for their comfy body size, easy neck and snappy tone. This version with a pair of tasty P-90 single coils was only made for a couple of years and is certainly exceptionally cool. The body is a similar size to an ES339, so it's a couple of centimetres shy of a full 335 in width, but made from a chambered slab of mahogany with a flat mahogany top. That lends it a thick, warm and weighty tone with heaps of rich low mids and natural bass. The P-90s add a certain sparkle to the top end and an immediacy to the attack, complementing the body perfectly for a nicely nuanced and very balanced tone. It's not dissimilar to a tasty Les Paul, but with a certain airiness and snap lent by the hollow wings. The finish looks gorgeous too: that dark, rich wine red is luxurious and pops perfectly against the dark rosewood board and cream plastics and binding. The neck is a comfy moderate shape and was made with more precision and love than other recent Gibson models we've seen; it feels really reassuring in the hands. I expected to enjoy this, but I really do like it a lot. You will too, I'd wager.

Model: Gibson Midtown Standard P-90
Made: USA, 2018 (serial 121620332)
Finish: wine red, gloss nitro
Body: mahogany, chambered with flat mahogany top, 380mm across, 44mm thinline depth
Neck: one piece mahogany, rosewood board, 12" radius, 24.75" scale, 43mm nut, 59 style moderate profile
Weight: 3.590kg
Mods: none
Pickup: Gibson P-90 single coil x2
Case: Gibson snakeskin hard case, excellent condition

Cosmetic condition notes: mild finish wear. Headstock has some dimples on the end and back. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, no major marks. The back has a couple of very light scuffs in the middle, no major marks. The sides are nice and clean too, just some tiny dimples in the elbow area and near the jack. The front is also nice and tidy, just a couple of light scuffs behind the bridge, a checking line coming off the neck pickup area and some play wear on the horns. Overall: excellent condition (9/10).

Playing condition notes: Neck is straight, intonation is good, action is low, truss rod works. All electronics tested and working properly. Frets look fine with very little wear, 9/10 for fret life left. Setup with fresh 11/49 Moonshiners strings.


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