Gibson have announced a new semi-hollow guitar model: the Midtown Standard with Bigsby. The Midtown model appears to be sized similarly to the ES-339 model, which is smaller than an ES-335 but slightly larger than a Les Paul.
The Midtown Standard features a chambered mahogany body and a maple top. Unlike some of Gibson’s other semi-hollow guitars, the Midtown features all solid woods rather than laminated woods. The guitar also features two ’57 Classic pickups, which are some of my favorite pickups in Gibson semi-hollow body guitars. The neck is bound and has a thinner ’60s carve. A Bigsby vibrato tailpiece rounds out the features.
The USA-made Midtown Standard with Bigsby has a street price of about $1399 with a case. According to the online retail sites, the guitar will start shipping in September. It is available in Faded Red or Ebony.