2013 Gibson Midtown Custom – Burstbuckers and Vintage Sunburst Finish.

The Blue Book Says:

– symmetrical double cutaway ES-335-style chambered semi-hollow mahogany body, maple top, two f-holes, multi-ply body binding, set mahogany ’60s-style SlimTaper neck, 22-fret bound richlite fingerboard with white acrylic block inlays, multi-ply bound headstock with black overlay, MOP Gibson logo, and five-piece split diamond inlay, three-per-side Grover kidney tuners, tune-o-matic bridge, stop tailpiece, raised black five-ply pickguard, two covered humbucker pickups (neck: Burstbucker 1, bridge: Burstbucker 2), four black barrel knobs (two v, two tone), three-way pickup switch, chrome hardware, available in Antique Natural, Ebony, Heritage Cherry Sunburst, or Vintage Sunburst finish, 24.75 in. scale, hardshell case included, new 2012.

I Say:

TBH it’s neither a Les Paul – or an ES 335.  Think of a Les Paul Special compared to a Les Paul, this is like an ES 335 “special.”  It definitely has a sound all its own and combines many of the aspects of a Les Paul and an ES 335.  The pickups are quite powerful, so a makes a great driven sound.

The headstock is unmarked, the fingerboard and frets are unmarked.  The rear of the neck appears to have an area of un-even-ness around the 5th-7th fret areas – but nothing that you can see or that will impede playing.  The top body and sides are all unmarked.  The pick guard has some very minor pick marks, but again nothing unsightly or unexpected in a second hand guitar.  The case is unmarked and has the original certificates and truss rod tool.