The Gibson Acoustic 2017 HP 735 R Acoustic Guitar in Antique Natural is the new modern square shoulder cutaway, which boasts a slim body depth that makes is a joy to play. Combining time-tested build techniques with handcraftsmanship from some of the finest in the business, you can rest assured that Gibson quality is infused in every tiny detail of these beautiful models. Boasting an expressive and vibrant energy, sleek curves, and intricate details, the HP 735 R is set to become a modern classic.
Elegant yet robust body design
The back and sides are built using rosewood, which delivers a brilliant mid to high-end character. The rosewood is paired with a AA grade Sitka Spruce top, which projects the power of the tonewood partnership impeccably. The shallower four-inch body depth creates a punchy delivery that responds acutely to changes in playing style, i.e. switching between fingerpicking and strumming with a plectrum, offering a generous dynamic range to explore.
Though small in stature, the HP 735 R is as strong as can be. The top is reinforced using a scalloped bracing pattern, which supports the spruce so that it resonates freely, projects efficiently, and prevents unwanted buckling or warping over time. 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 a subtle yet eye-catching finish.
Solid mahogany neck
Fitted to the body is a sturdy single-piece mahogany neck, which is shaped to the new Advanced Response profile that inspires a freedom of movement like never before. Married to the neck is a 20-fret richlite fingerboard that is adorned with single parallelogram inlays to guide your way in style. The new neck profile is combined with a flatter fingerboard radius, which means that executing rapid scale runs, performing intricate tapping technique, and carrying out smooth string bends can be done in the greatest of comfort. Whether you're hitting the studio or performing on stage, the HP 735 R allows you to tackle anything your imagination conjures up.
LR Baggs VTC system
The Gibson Acoustic 2017 HP 735 R 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, giving you totally mastery over your output.
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 AJ-style 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 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 735 R 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 Single Parallelogram Included Accessories Gibson Acoustic Hardshell Case
Certificate of Authenticity
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