Gibson Les Paul ES Memphis Electric Guitar c2016 Used Guitar In Fine Condition With Case.
For 2016, Gibson abandoned things like zero frets and self-tuning capabilities in favour of more traditional hardware and the ES Les Paul Special is no exception. Here you get a set of standard Kluson tuners, a Corian nut (used to save costs compared to a bone one), 22 vintage sized frets, a 57 Classic humbucker in the neck and a Super 57 Classic in the bridge position and the standard Tune-O-Matic bridge and stop tail piece.
The pickups feature Alnico II magnets for a vintage-style output matched to the standard three-way switch and the classic independent volume and tone controls for each pickup. There are no fancy coil taps at play here, this is classic Les Paul or 335 territory as far as electronics go and that fits with the no-nonsense approach of the ‘Special’ series.
The guitar is extremely comfortable to play thanks to rolled edges on the fretboard and a very light weight body. It’s also surprisingly well balanced considering the semi-hollow construction, making the guitar a pleasure for longer gigs compared to the full mahogany variant. For those that love the tone of a 335 but consider the body too unwieldy, this ES Les Paul is a great, lower priced alternative that certainly captures a lot of the feel and vibe of its larger brethren.