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Gibson 2016 ES-Les Paul Bass Faded Darkburst (SN:12426723)


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You are looking at a Gibson 2016 ES-Les Paul Bass Faded Darkburst, serial number 12426723. This is the actual bass you will receive should you decide to purchase. (6 lbs, 14.8 oz.)

A short-scale, versatile Gibson bass with a powerful resonant tone, premium features and stunning looks, the 2016 ES-Les Paul Bass from Gibson Memphis blends timeless Les Paul style with an ES-style construction.

Featuring a Les Paul-style single cutaway body with an ES-style semi-hollow construction, the 2016 ES-Les Paul Bass is crafted with 3-ply maple back and sides along with a gorgeous 3-ply figured maple top. The laminated maple construction gives the ES-Les Paul Bass a crisp, articulate response while its semi-hollow body paired with a set of flatwound strings give this bass a smooth, resonant sound similar to that of an upright bass. The top sports a pair of classic F-holes and comes dressed in a luscious vintage-inspired Faded Darkburst finish to offer a traditional vibe while accentuating the striking flame figure of the beautifully-grained top. Cream binding graces the top and back for added elegance.

The mahogany neck of the 2016 ES-Les Paul Bass is incredibly comfortable and extremely playable thanks to its shorter 30.2" scale length, its rounded "C" neck carve, and its 12"-radius rosewood fingerboard with rolled binding and low profile frets. Single-ply cream binding and pearloid trapezoid fretboard inlays cater to the unmistakable Les Paul vibe.

Fitted with a pair of specially-designed Memphis Historic Spec (MHS) bass humbuckers, the 2016 ES-Les Paul Bass dishes out a massive, full-bodied tone with superb clarity and punch. The pickups on this bass offer amazing versatility, so whether you're playing super-clean smooth jazz or cranking up the distortion for hard rock, the ES-Les Paul Bass is sure to deliver. The pickups are wired through a classic 2 Vol/2 Tone control compliment that employs high-quality Orange Drop capacitors for superior performance.

The Gibson 2016 ES-Les Paul Bass comes loaded up with premium nickel-plated hardware, which includes a bass Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece along with a set of Hipshot Ultralite tuners for cutting-edge performance without the weight of bulky modern tuners. Other features include an F-Hole emblem engraved truss rod cover, a historic truss rod assembly for superior adjustability, and a bone nut. Comes complete with a brown hardshell case and a Certificate of Authenticity from Gibson Memphis.

Get your Gibson 2016 ES-Les Paul Bass Semi-Hollow Body Electric Bass Guitar Faded Darkburst from Sam Ash Direct today. With over nine decades of experience in the music retail business, Sam Ash is dedicated to helping every player and collector find the distinctive instrument that they've been longing for. And remember, your purchase is protected by the security of our 45/60 day return/price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Semi-Hollow Body Bass Guitar
  • Hardshell Case
  • Certificate of Authenticity


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Number Of Frets 20
Scale Length 30.20"
Nut Width 1.765"
Neck Shape Rounded C
Fingerboard Radius 12"
Body Style ES-Les Paul
Neck Type Mortise & Tenon
Neck Wood Mahogany
Fingerboard Rosewood
Body Wood 3-Ply Maple/Poplar/Maple
Top 3-Ply Figured Maple/Poplar/Maple
Pickup Configuration H-H
Bridge Pickup MHS Bass Humbucker
Neck Pickup MHS Bass Humbucker
Bridge Type Bass Tune-O-Matic with Bass Stop Bar Tailpiece
Tuning Machines Hipshot Ultralite
Orientation Right-Handed
Case/Bag Included Yes
Case Type Hardshell Case
Weight 6 lbs, 14.8 oz.
Series ES-Les Paul
Model 2016 ES-Les Paul Bass
Warranty Info:

The manufacturer's warranty covers defects in materials and workmanship for the lifetime of the product. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.