The Gibson Acoustic HP 415 CEX Acoustic Guitar in Natural finish is a truly stunning instrument. Boasting a professional level finish with an affordable price tag, the level of detail that the Gibson Acoustic team have poured into this model is a sight to behold. Whether you're adding to your collection or seeking a suitable workhorse for hitting the stage with, the HP 415 CEX doesn't disappoint.
Performance and power
The HP 415 CEX is crafted using walnut for the body back and sides, a solid tonewood that produces a crisp, clear mid to low-end energy. Paired with the walnut is a Sitka spruce top, which is reinforced using traditional scalloped X-bracing to preserve the soundboard's integrity whilst enhancing the dynamic range. The single-cutaway body shape ensures that upper fret access is as comfortable as can be, whilst the sweet body contours establish a snug playing feel whether seated or standing.
Improved neck profile and fingerboard radius
Joined to the body is a sturdy and responsive maple neck, which is shaped to the "Advanced Response" profile to promote increased freedom to explore the neck. Franklin Titebond 50 hot hide glue has been applied to the neck joint, so you can rest assured that it is ready for anything thrown its way. Married to the neck is a 20-fret rosewood fingerboard that is decorated with framed single parallelogram with gold and white Mother of Pearl detail. The fingerboard has been given a flatter 16-inch radius to make string bends even smoother across the entire length of the neck, so you are guaranteed absolute comfort throughout your performances.
LR Baggs Session VTC system
As only the finest components will do, the Gibson Acoustic HP 415 CEX is equipped with the new and improved L.R. Baggs Session VTC pickup system, which delivers a professional-level recording-ready pickup straight out of the case. Adjusting couldn't be easier thanks to the soundhole-mounted volume and tone controls, enabling you to focus on your performance.
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 rosewood bridge with Tusq saddle, which creates a seamless connection between the strings and body to optimise intonation and sustain. The headstock logo sits beautifully above the Grover mini nickel tuning machines, enhancing the understated yet elegant overall finish Gibson have applied to this model.
Manufacturer Gibson Model Acoustic HP 415 CEX Acoustic Guitar Body Shape J-45 Cutaway Guitar Size Full Colour Natural Top Material Sitka Spruce Back & Side Material Walnut Neck Material Maple Fingerboard Material Rosewood Number of Strings 6 Tuners Grover Mini Rotomatics Pickguard High Performance Shape in Tortoise Inlays Mother of Pearl Dots Pickups LR Baggs VTC
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