The Gibson 2017 Les Paul Classic HP Electric Guitar boasts an enviable range of appointments that makes it the perfect model for gigging professionals and session guitarists, as well as those who want a gorgeous model that is good to go as soon as it arrives. Boasting a range of high-end features, it is destined to be a true Gibson classic.
Divine Les Paul design
In keeping with the classic Les Paul tonewood blueprint, the body back is built using two-piece mahogany, which is paired with a stunning flamed maple top. The mahogany generates the depth and warmth that has become part of the Les Paul legend, whilst the maple cuts through with a sparkling high-end clarity. The 9-hole weight relief rout ensures that the body is lighter in weight, and very comfortable to play, without compromising on sustain or tone.
The body has been treated to a protective layer of smooth hi-gloss 90 sheen lacquer, which preserves the natural grain of the maple and paintwork to enable your Les Paul to age gracefully. Elegant cream binding traces the edge of the top where it meets the sides.
Single-piece mahogany neck
To create a confident playing feel, Gibson have fitted a single-piece mahogany neck using a solid mortise and tenon joint reinforced using Franklin Titebond 50 adhesive. You can rest assured that no matter how hard you play, the neck is built with durability at its core. Thanks to its slimtaper profile, the neck is delightfully slender and accommodating most player's hands with ease. The titanium zero-fret adjustable nut
Married to the neck is a heavenly rosewood fingerboard, which is home to 22 frets that are adorned with Mother-of-Pearl trapezoid inlays to guide your way in style. Cream binding along the fingerboard ensures seamless transitions between frets, whilst the standard 12-inch radius allows you to execute string bends effortlessly.
Improved G-FORCE auto-tuning
Gibson has equipped the 2017 Classic HP with an updated version of their G-FORCE auto-tuning system. This sits at the back of the headstock, and gives you access to alternate tunings and adjustment with greater speed and accuracy. The improved synchronized spur gear system operates smoothly and quietly, and boasts a highly impressive 40:01:00 gear ratio - you can rest assured that once your tuning is set, it will remain that way no matter how hard you rock out.
'57 Classic humbuckers
The Gibson 2017 Les Paul Classic HP Electric Guitar is home to a '57 Classic in the neck position, and a '57 Classic Plus in the bridge. The depth and warmth of the mahogany is given the commanding presence it deserves, with a hearty mid to low-end energy flowing from the pickups, thanks to the wound Alnico II magnet-powered humbuckers. The crispness of the maple rings truly, offering a snappy counterpoint to the dense mahogany.
Control over the pickups comes in the form of new push-pull knurled knobs, which are finished in chrome to accentuate the stunning body finish. The switchable functions on offer are: to Tap or Split either pickup; activate an integrated High Pass Filter; or introduce transient suppression. The range of tones on offer is truly staggering, and you'll wonder how you ever got by without this guitar in your arsenal during any studio session or tour.
The strings meet the body via the chrome-plated aluminium Tune-o-Matic bridge with titanium saddles and locking thumbwheels, which is paired with a chrome-plated aluminium stop bar tailpiece with locking studs. This heady partnership optimises intonation and sustain to guarantee tonal perfection.
Each Gibson 2017 Les Paul Classic HP Electric Guitar model is supplied with a classic Gibson hardshell case in aluminium to protect your pride and joy whether it is in storage or in transit. With the 2017 model you will also receive a Gibson USA multi tool, premium strap, polishing cloth, and owner's manual to help you to keep your Les Paul in pristine condition.
Manufacturer Gibson Model 2017 Les Paul Classic HP Electric Guitar Top Material Grade A, Flamed Maple Body Material Mahogany with 9-Hole Weight Relief Neck Material Single-Piece Mahogany Neck Profile Slim Taper Fingerboard Material Bound Rosewood No. of Frets 22 Bridge Hard Tail Tuners G-FORCE Tuning System Bridge/Tailpiece Tune-o-Matic Bridge with Titanium Saddles/Stop Bar with Locking Studs Position Inlays Mother-of-Pearl Trapezoid Active/Passive Passive Pickup Configuration HH Pickups Neck: '57 Classic
Bridge: '57 Classic Plus
Pickup Switching 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups Position 3. Neck Pickup Controls
- Neck Volume
- Neck Tone
- Bridge Volume
- Bridge Tone
Special Electronics Neck Pickup: Tap or Split Bridge Pickup: Tap or Split Neck Volume: High Pass Filter Out in In Circuit Bridge Volume: High Pass Filter Out in In Circuit Transient Suppression: Out or In Circuit Included Accessories Aluminium Hardshell Case
Gibson USA Multi Tool
Gibson USA Premium Strap
Gibson USA Polishing Cloth
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