The Gibson Acoustic 2017 HP 665 SB Acoustic Guitar in Antique Natural introduces a unique new body depth to the Gibson Acoustic Family. This small-body cutaway continues Gibson's faithful commitment to pioneering innovative design concepts, and the result is an immaculate marriage of luxurious styling, excellent playability, and an enviable wide dynamic range.
The body is crafted using a combination of rosewood for the back and sides - offering its sparkling brilliance -, and solid Sitka spruce for the top - highly regarded due to its impressive abilities as a soundboard. The slightly shallower body depth ensures that the subtle nuances of the tonewoods are represented beautifully, giving the HP 665 SB a punchy presence that is coupled with a delightfully warm undertone.
Though it may be small in size, it is by no means lacking when it comes to projection. The top is reinforced using a scalloped bracing pattern, which supports the spruce as it resonates, thus preventing any unwanted buckling or warping over time, without inhibiting its ability to project efficiently. The natural grain of the woods is exhibited in all their glory, with protection offered in the form of a slender yet resilient coating of hi gloss 90 sheen lacquer to produce an eye catching finish.
Solid mahogany neck
Fitted to the body is a sturdy and reliable mahogany neck, which inspires a confident playing feel on a guitar so small and lightweight. The neck is shaped to the newly designed Advanced Response profile, which promotes a fast and free playing feel. Married to the neck is a 19-fret richlite fingerboard that is adorned with Mother of Pearl dot inlays to guide your way in style. As with the neck, the fingerboard has been treated to a new and improved design, featuring a flatter radius that encourages smoother, easier to execute string bends along the full length of the neck.
LR Baggs VTC system
The Gibson Acoustic 2017 HP 665 SB is equipped with the L.R. Baggs VTC pickup system, which includes a pre-attached pickup, and preamp. The system translates the gorgeous timbre produced by the tonewoods, body composition, neck and fingerboard with exquisite beauty. Making adjustments couldn't be easier thanks to the soundhole-mounted volume and tone controls, enabling you to perform with dynamism with the greatest of ease.
A black Tusq nut is fitted to ensure the tone remains consistent while keeping the spacing and balance between the strings accurate for optimum acoustic sound. Grover Mini Rotomatic tuning machines are fitted to the headstock, effortlessly upholding tuning integrity with precision at a 14:01 ratio.
Fitted to the body is a modern belly-down richlite bridge with Tusq saddle, which creates a seamless connection between the strings and body to optimise intonation and sustain. The block decal headstock logo sits beautifully above the gold tuning machines, enhancing the understated yet elegant overall finish Gibson have applied to this model.
Each model is supplied with its very own brown hardshell case, so you can rest assured that your beloved guitar is safe and sound. As well as the case, you will also receive a Gibson Acoustic owner's manual.
Manufacturer Gibson Model Acoustic 2017 HP 665 SB Acoustic Guitar Top Material Sitka Spruce Back & Side Material Rosewood Neck Material Mahogany Fingerboard Material Richlite Body Shape Cutaway Colour Natural Pickups LR Baggs VTC Guitar Size Full Number of Strings 6 Tuners Grover Mini Rotomatics Pickguard High Performance Shape in Tortoise Bracing Scalloped Bracing Inlays Mother of Pearl Dot Included Accessories Gibson Acoustic Hardshell Case
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