Gibson ES-Les Paul Bass, Faded Dark Burst

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  • Maple / Poplar / Maple Body
  • 20 Fret Rosewood Fingerboard
  • Includes Brown Hard Shell Case For Transportation
  • Bass Humbucking Pickups
  • Tune-O-Matic Bridge

Gibson ES-Les Paul Bass, Faded Dark Burst

The Gibson ES-Les Paul Bass, Faded Dark Burst is a hybrid of the iconic Les Paul body shape with a unique hollow-body construction to provide an attractive Les Paul bass guitar with impressive semi acoustic tone. Constructed from a Maple/Poplar/Maple body with a set-in Mahogany neck and featuring a 20 fret Rosewood fingerboard the ES-Les Paul offers a resonant tone with smooth and effortless playability. The ES-Les Paul Bass also features a tune-o-matic bridge, Bass Humbucker pickups, Hipshot Ultralight machine heads, a bone nut and a brown hard shell case.

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Maple / Poplar / Maple Body

Constructed from a semi-hollow Maple/Poplar/Maple body the ES-Les Paul Bass produces a bright, tight and precise tone with a balanced low and crisp high response. Additionally the "F" shaped sound holes allow unique vibration circulation within the body creating a warm and resonant tone similar to larger hollowbody guitars. Although Maple is a naturally heavy wood the innovative ES-LP Bass Centre Block weight relief system allows the ES-Les Paul Bass to be a low, manageable weight whilst the sound waves resonate without limitation within the hollow airspace.

Historic Mahogany Neck & Truss Rod

Featuring a rounded "C" profile Mahogany neck with re-designed dimensions the ES-Les Paul offers an effortless playability whilst the set-in construction ensures maximum vibration transferal for long sustain and increased resonance. With an added thickness to the headstock stem the ES-Les Paul Bass delivers a stronger and more stable construction ideal for hard wearing playing. The headstock adjustable historic truss rod provides superior adjustability due to the Teflon coating, larger diameter and robust Brass anchor.

Bass Humbucker Pickups

Incorporating two powerful bass humbucking pickups the ES-Les Paul Bass produces a thick and dynamic electric tone with plenty of body and clarity. Constructed from Alnico II magnets with scatter wound coils the Bass Humbuckers are ideal for a range of playing styles and the attractive nickel plated covers compliment the faded darkburst body finish.

Bone Nut & Rolled Neck Binding

The Gibson ES-Les Paul Bass employs a carfully fitted bone nut that provides an improved tone and sustain over traditional plastic and tusq. The bone nut enhances the vibration transfer between the string and tuning machines without dampening the tone. With a Rosewood fingerboard finished with Pearloid Trapezoid inlays the ES-Les Paul Bass provides a smooth and quick playability whilst the rolled neck binding is rounded off to allow a comfortable fit to the contours of the hand.


Body & Bridge

  • Body: 3 Ply Maple / Poplar / Maple
  • Top: 3 Ply Maple / Poplar / Maple
  • Body Contour: ES-LP (Semi-Hollow)
  • Construction: Set-In
  • Sound Holes: "F" Shape
  • Weight Relief: ES-LP Bass Centre Block
  • Finish: Faded Dark Burst
  • Binding: Cream
  • Bridge: Bass Tune-O-Matic
  • Tailpiece: Bass Stop Bar

Neck & Fingerboard

  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Neck Profile: Rounded "C"
  • Neck Binding: Cream
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Fretboard Radius: 12"
  • Frets: 20
  • Inlays: Pearloid Trapezoid
  • Scale Length: 30.2"
  • Nut: Bone (White)
  • Nut Width: 1.675"
  • Truss Rod: Historic (Headstock Adjustable)

Hardware & Electronics

  • Controls: 2 x Volume, 2 x Tone, 3-Way Toggle Switch
  • Bridge Pickup: Bass Humbucker
  • Neck Pickup: Bass Humbucker
  • Knobs: Gold Top Hats
  • Tuners: Hipshot Ultralite
  • Strap Buttons: Aluminium
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Case: Brown hard shell case