Taking elements of their semi-acoustic EB basses and their Midtown guitar line, Gibson has unveiled the Midtown Standard Bass, a new semi-hollow design with a full 34˝ scale. The chambered body sports a pair of f-holes for a classic look, but the body is actually made of routed solid woods rather than a laminated top, back and sides. Gibson says having a solid center block provides feedback resistance, among other benefits.
Available in Cherry, Ebony, Vintage Sunburst, and Pelham Blue, the mahogany body is topped with maple then accented with traditional cream binding. The one-piece mahogany neck is paired with a baked maple fretboard that also has cream binding.
The Midtown Standard mixes pickups with a Alnico II TB mini humbucker in the bridge position and a wide ceramic TB Plus humbucker in the neck position. They’re controlled with a 3-way pickup selector switch, a volume control, and a tone control. Hardware on the bass includes Grover Shamrock tuners and Gibson’s 3-point adjustable bridge.
The Gibson Midtown Standard Bass Guitar will be available with an MSRP of $1,999, though street price is estimated to be closer to $1,299. For more info, check out the Gibson website.
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Gibson Midtown Standard Bass Specs:
- Scale: 34˝
- Body: Mahogany
- Top: Maple
- Body Type: Semi-Hollow, Chambered with F-holes
- Binding: Cream
- Neck: Mahogany
- Fingerboard: Baked Maple
- Frets: 20
- Fretboard Radius: 12˝
- Inlays: Acrylic Dot
- Nut: Corian
- Nut Width: 1.6˝
- Neck Pickup: Vintage-Style TB Mini
- Bridge Pickup: Vintage-Style TB Plus
- Controls: 3-way Selector, Volume, Tone
- Tuners: Grover Shamrock
- Bridge: 3-Point Adjustable
- Colors: Cherry, Ebony, Vintage Sunburst, Pelham Blue
- Case Included