Great semi-acoustic guitar with a comfortable, smaller and lightweight hollow body. Great for jazz, blues or rock, this versatile guitar is a true keeper - a joy to play, and capable of a wide range of tones. A modern semi-acoustic with a foot in Gibson's illustrious past.
The wood and construction of the ES-390 all contribute greatly to the tone, aiding this guitar’s exceptional sustain and depth, and yielding a resonance that can be felt right through the body. The sound waves resonate within the hollow airspace of the Maple veneered Body, around the F-holes, and throughout the solid glue joints.
The ES-390 from Gibson Memphis blends the characteristics of two favorite models—old and new—in a superbly playable guitar with entirely its own voice and vibe.
This ingenious redesign follows the form of the seminal ES-330, a fully hollow archtop electric with a thinline body depth like that of the semi-acoustic ES-335. But it’s different from either, the ES-390 takes the cleverly compacted dimensions of the popular ES-339, making it a more comfortable playing proposition for those used to having smaller-proportioned solid bodies in their hands.
It might be a size conceived in the 21st century, but the ES-390 hangs with the best of vintage Gibson semis for construction and components. The traditional ES body made from laminated maple top, back and sides is jointed to a glued-in neck made from quarter-sawn mahogany with a one-piece rosewood fingerboard sporting small-block inlays.
Newly redesigned MHS (Memphis Historic Spec) P-90 pickups, created from intensive examination of the finest original vintage units, nail those beloved hot, thick, raunchy tones with impressive sparkle and clarity. To cap a sweet build from the skilled luthiers at Gibson Memphis, the ES-390 is finished in high-gloss nitrocellulose lacquer in a luscious Dark Burst reminiscent of the finest vintage archtops, with vintage colored binding.
- Body Type: Single Chamber, Fully Hollow
- Top: 3-ply Figured Maple/Basswood/Maple, Hot Pressed
- Back: 3-ply Maple/Basswood/Maple, Hot Pressed
- Body Binding: Cream ABS
- Neck: Mahogany Neck with Maple Spline
- Truss Rod: Traditional
- Joint Angle: 4° (+/- 15 seconds)
- Neck Joint: Mortise and Tenon
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Fingerboard Radius: 12"
- Fingerboard Binding: Cream
- Fingerboard Inlays: Pearloid Small Block
- Nut/E.O.B: 1.675" / 2.035"
- Nut Material: Corian
- Nut Width: 1.675"
- Slots: Gibson PLEK System
- Headstock Logo: Mother of Pearl 'Gibson'
- Headstock Inlay: Mother of Pearl
- Tuners: Kluson Single Ring with Tulip Buttons
- Tuning Ratio: 15:1
- Bridge: Tone Pro AVR-2 Locking Bridge
- Tailpiece: Trapeze Style
- Knobs: Black Top Hats with Silver Inserts
- Pickguard: Black Reissue with 5-ply Binding
- Strings: .010 - .046
- Strap Buttons: Aluminum End Pins
- Neck Pickup: MHS P-90 (Memphis Historic Spec)
- Bridge Pickup: MHS P-90 (Memphis Historic Spec)
- Potentiometers: 2 Volume Controls, 2 Tone Controls
- Capacitors: Ceramic
- Switch: Three-Way Switchcraft
- Output Jack: 1/4"
- Case: Hardshell
|Neck Wood||mahogany neck with maple spline|
|Pickup Config||2x p-90|
|Number Of Strings||6 string|
|Right / Left Handed||right handed|
|Guitar Style||es style|
|Body Size||full size|
|Body Material||maple body|
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