2013 Gibson N225 Electric Guitar.
This 2013 Gibson N225 Electric Guitar is in excellent, like new condition with the original case. The finish is the pinstriping hand painted by artist Rick Harris.
The following is from the Gibson website:
Part of the Designer series, the N-225 really is its own entity. The pointy horns are slightly reminiscent of an SG, and the back half is a bit like a Nighthawk, but it’s more of a hint, a suggestion rather than an outright borrow of design features. The top and back are solid maple, chambered for reduced weight and greater resonance and sustain. Maple is a notoriously bright, tight-grained and hard-toned wood, offering great note definition and treble snap.
The neck, too, is maple, carved to a slim ’60s profile. The 22-fret fingerboard is solid rosewood, and the block fretboard inlays and split-diamond headstock inlay give off the vibe of a Custom. And I guess in a way that’s what this guitar is: it’s like a custom instrument for a player who hasn’t yet discovered it.
Aside from the cosmetic aspect of the Custom-inspired inlays, there are three particular elements of the N-225 that nod to Gibson’s past: the first is the Vibrola tailpiece. The Vibrola name has been used by Gibson since the early 1960s, applied to various models such as the Sideways Vibrola of the 1962 Les Paul Standard (later named the SG) and the Lyre Vibrola (from the 1963 SG Custom). The version featured on the N-225 is a kinsman of the Short Vibrola found on ’60s Flying Vs. The Vibrola’s influence on the pitch is perfect for adding a delicate wavering to sustained notes and chords, or a more pronounced shimmer, as well as silky pitch dips. It’s a very elegant take on the whammy sound.
Another legacy Gibson gene expressed in the N-225 is the P-90 pickup in the neck position. Debuting in the 1940s, the P-90 is the go-to pickup for many players requiring grit, clarity, output and soul from a single coil. A P-90 will give you a fair degree of ‘string sound,’ translating more of the influence of the actual string windings than a humbucker would, but with fuller body and more boldness than a regular-sized single coil.
The bridge pickup is a new Dirty Fingers Plus humbucker, a new take on the venerable Dirty Fingers ‘bucker, retooled by Gibson’s Jim DeCola. The Dirty Fingers Plus still uses a ceramic magnet like the original Dirty Fingers but with some key differences, and the pickup has a more focused tonality. It’s designed to give you scorching lead tones in full humbucking mode with the power to push your amp into crunchy rhythm or singing sustain, while a push-pull tone pot splits the pickup into single coil mode.
This guitar is on consignment, asking $899.00.
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