Here we have a Flat-body semi hollow Gibson guitar, the Gibson Midtown Custom is a smaller guitar than the Gibson ES-335. Kitted out with the chrome hardware and white/black binding as contrast. The tone-woods are similar as the as on the LP Classic, with a solid mahogany back that has been heavily routed out to create the semi vibe. A three-piece maple cap is glued on, with f-holes added for visual effect.
Gibson Midtown is mirrored in the Gibson ES-335’s proportions, albeit scaled down, while a 335 is 16.5 inches (around 420mm) at its widest point, the Midtown is 38mm less.
The neck is glued-in mahogany, with a bound fingerboard made of “Richlite” inlaid with the Custom’s pearl block markers and ‘split diamond’ headstock detail. Pickups are Burstbuckers
Midtowns have a ’60s slim-tapered neck (Like a Classic LP) with Gibson’s standard 43mm nut width, have a light weight and relatively smaller size. The Midtown sounds sharper than an LP due to the Burstbuckers
Gibson Midtown, 2014
Gibson Midtown, 2012