Gibson ES-390 Custom Shop Red Semi-Hollow #12463717 - Used  From Gibson Guitars

Gibson ES-390 , a fully hollow, smaller body ES-330 with mini humbuckers !!!

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Small body archtop with Mini Humbuckers -

Warm, round tone with plenty of air and just enough mids - pure "Old School " !!!

Gibson ES 390 Custom Shop Red Semi Hollow #12463717, Used—Quick 'n' Dirty

In this video, Sound Pure Guitar Specialist Eddie Berman is testing out a used Gibson ES-390 Custom Shop Red Semi-Hollow, through a Carr Amplifiers Mercury V 16W 1x12 Combo Amp, Black.

Manufacturer's Description from Gibson Guitars

ES-390
New from Gibson Memphis, the ES-390 brings together elements of both traditional and innovative Gibson archtop-electric design. With the compact and supremely comfortable body size of the iconic semi-hollow ES-339, but the fully hollow “thinline” body of a legendary guitar like the ES-330, the ES-390 has the versatility to tackle any kind of music. And, of course, it plays superbly as only a genuine Gibson guitar can. 

In the tradition of the groundbreaking ES-335, the new ES-390 is constructed of laminated maple with a hot-pressed arched top and back, but rather than concealing the ES-335’s center block it is fully hollow inside, achieving the woody warmth and resonance of an acoustic archtop guitar, in an ultra-comfortable package. Two of Gibson’s Mini-Humbucking pickups translate all that tone to everything from rich and bluesy to shimmering and twangy. A classic set of high-quality hardware and appointments anchor it all down beautifully. To top it all off, the ES-390 looks both classic and contemporary in your choice of Cherry or Ebony finish, or in a highly figured maple finished in a classic Vintage Sunburst or rich Vintage Cherry. Both in high-gloss nitrocellulose lacquer, trimmed with cream top, back, and fingerboard binding, with a traditional five-ply black pickguard. Check it out now at your authorized Gibson Memphis dealer. 

Body and Neck
The ES-390 is a more compact version of the original 330s of the mid sixties with a fully hollow body made from laminated maple with traditional f-holes. The result is a dynamic blend of the traditional archtop’s looks and sonic depth with amazing overall playing comfort. The neck is crafted from solid mahogany, and topped with a bound fingerboard made from hand-selected dark rosewood, inlaid with simple but elegant block markers. 

Pickups and Electronics
A pair of Gibson’s popular Mini-Humbucking pickups provide optimum sonic versatility for the ES-390. Made with genuine Alnico II magnets and wound with 42 AWG wire like the original full-sized PAF humbuckers, the Mini-Humbuckers offer a similar sonic signature and excellent hum rejection, with a brighter overall character and improved clarity to help you cut through the mix. They are routed through the traditional complement of two independent volume and two independent tone controls, and a three-way Switchcraft™ toggle selector. 

Hardware and Plastics
The ES-390 carries Gibson’s legendary Tune-o-matic bridge and trapeze tailpiece tailpiece, with high-quality TonePros™ tuners with butterscotch keystone buttons, all plated in nickel for a classic look. The controls have black Top-Hat knobs with silver inserts, and the guitar has a traditional bell truss-rod cover and five-ply b/w/b/w/b pickguard. 

Case and Coverage
Every ES-390 comes protected in silkscreened Gibson case, and includes a Certificate of Authenticity, owner’s manual, and coverage by Gibson’s Limited Lifetime Warranty and 24/7/365 customer service.
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About Manufacturer

Today's Gibson electric guitars represent the history as well as the future of the electric guitar. The models whose designs have become classics-the ES-175, ES-335, Flying V, Explorer, Firebird, SGs and Les Pauls-are a testament to Gibson's wide appeal, spanning more than four decades of music styles. Gibson's close relationship with musicians is manifest in endorsement models from King, Atkins and jazz greats Howard Roberts and Herb Ellis, plus new Les Pauls made to the personal specifications of rock stars Jimmy Page and Joe Perry. In 1994, Gibson's Centennial year, the new Nighthawk model won an industry award for design, setting the stage for a second hundred years of Gibson quality and innovation.

Specifications

17" Wide

Rounded Cutaway

2 Humbuckers

Tune-O-Matic Bridge

Tubular triple-loop tailpiece with ES350-T stamp

Neck Body Joint at 14th

25 1/2" scale

  • Full Hollow body made from laminated maple
  • Bound Rosewood fingerboard with pearloid block inlays
  • A pair of Mini-Humbucking pickups in the neck and bridge positions
  • Tune-o-matic bridge and trapeze tailpiece
  • TonePros™ tuners and butterscotch keystone buttons with 15:1 tuning ratio

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