2016 Gibson Memphis ES Les Paul No F Holes Limited Edition 1 of 100, Lightburst w/ Case, COA

$ 5799.99

Up for sale, a 2016 Gibson Memphis ES Les Paul limited edition model in showroom-clean, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case, CoA and factory documentation. This exceedingly rare Les Paul is one of only 100 produced for the North American market at the Gibson Memphis factory, featuring semi-hollow maple construction with a mahogany center block and Adirondack spruce bracing. Unlike more common ES Les Paul iterations, this limited edition variant has no F holes, offering excellent feedback rejection and traditional Les Paul aesthetics while delivering the tonal breadth and airiness of a semi-hollow.

Featherweight at 6lbs 6oz, this ES Les Paul is loaded with a pair of Memphis Historic Spec (MHS) handwound humbuckers. Designed specifically for hollowbody instruments, the MHS pickups are wound a bit more conservatively than other Gibson PAFs, pairing particularly well with the natural sonic breadth a semi-hollow instrument provides. There’s plenty of chirp, sparkle and growl in the treble register, with excellent note clarity and detailed, round low end. This ES Les Paul has been professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action, and spot-on intonation.

Neck Specs:

-Wood: Maple
-Shape: Rounded C (50s-style carve), measuring .875” 1st fret, .995” 12th fret
-Fretboard: Rosewood, trapezoid inlays, rolled edges
-Frets: Medium jumbo, pristine
-Scale Length: 24 3/4”
-Nut: 1 11/16”
-Tuners: Kluson Deluxe single-line
-Truss Rod: Historic (no tube) truss rod

Body Specs:

-Wood: Maple, mahogany center block, Adirondack spruce bracing
-Pickups: MHS humbucker x2, bridge 7.85k ohms, neck 7.4k ohms
-Harness: Untouched solder, CTS pots date to 2016
-Hardware: ABR-1 bridge, titanium saddles, stopbar
-Plastics: One-ply cream pickguard, amber bonnet knobs

The high gloss Lightburst nitro lacquer finish highlights curly figuring across the unique grain of the maple top, and wear is limited to a couple exceedingly faint finish scratches in the clear coat. The smooth gloss on the neck profile is immaculate.

The original brown tolex hardshell case is included, along with the Memphis factory CoA and factory documentation.