The Gibson Les Paul Standard HP 2017 is the flagship model of the Gibson 2017 HP (High Performance) range. It is the full ‘bells & whistles’ model with the latest modern high-tech that you don’t get on the T (Traditional) version. “Ridiculously gorgeous. Unbelievably versatile. The new Les Paul Standard 2017 HP is the most luxurious and groundbreaking Les Paul Standard ever made” (Gibson)…

The Gibson Les Paul Standard HP 2017 shares some DNA with the 2017 T version – the new Ultra-Modern weight relief, and the asymmetrical neck taper, the classic combination of Mahogany body & neck and Rosewood fingerboard with 24.75″ scale length remain constant.

Where the T version sticks to the tried, true & tested 50’s traditions, the Gibson Les Paul Standard HP 2017 looks to the future and has the high-tech features modern players ask for.

The HP 2017 has an exclusive AAAA Flamed Maple top (the T has AAA) combined with the new Nitro finish, premium chrome hardware and genuine Mother of Pearl inlays deliver the luxury. Hardware upgrades comes from the prominent use of aluminum, steel, and titanium hardware (replacing traditional Zamac). Another new upgrade is the sculpted Fast-Access heel for improved access to the upper frets which is married to the Soloist neck with an asymmetrical slim-taper profile and a compound radius fingerboard. The new revolutionary wiring system gives you a total of 150 different tonal variations. Another difference with the T is the HP has a higher output bridge pickup in the form of the Burstbucker Lead Pro + which is aimed at more contemporary high gain rock and metal players. You’ve also got a 5 position DIP switch that works alongside the coil-tappable pickups.

As is standard for the HP range, this guitar features the latest version of G-Force, Gibson’s self tuning mechanism. Also improved for 2017 – G-Force now is even smoother and quieter gears! The HP models all feature an adjustable titanium nut – (can be changed with an Allen key). It also acts as a zero fret so you get the tone of a fretted note on an open string. Finally there is the chrome knurled ‘UFO’ tone and volume knobs to top off the futuristic look.

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  • Body style: Les Paul Standard
  • Back: 2-piece Mahogany
  • Top: 2-piece AAAA Flamed Maple
  • Body contour carve: classic
  • Weight relief: Ultra-Modern
  • Average Weight (body only): 4lbs 7oz / 2.01kg
  • Body binding: Cream
  • Pickguard: removable Cream Les Paul
  • Neck: 1-piece Mahogany
  • Neck profile: Asymmetrical Slim Taper
  • Neck width: 1.745″
  • Heel: Fast-access
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood with compound radius
  • Scale length 24.75″ /
  • Number of frets: 22 polished frets
  • Inlays: Mother of Pearl trapezoids
  • Fingerboard binding: Cream
  • Binding style: Frets over binding
  • Nut: Titanium zero-fret adjustable nut
  • Headstock Angle: 17 degrees
  • Neck pickup: Burstbucker Rhythm Pro
  • Bridge pickup: Burstbucker Lead Pro+
  • Controls: Neck and Bridge pickup Tap or Split, Neck and Bridge Volume Treble Bleed control, and Transient Suppression), 2 volumes, 2 tones, 1 aviation grade toggle switch. 4 push-pull (individual tap/split, phase, and coil selection) and 5 position DIP switch (Neck and Bridge Pickup Tap or Split, Neck and Bridge Vol Treble Bleed control, and Transient Suppression)
  • Bridge: Aluminum Tune-o-Matic with titanium saddles and steel locking studs
  • Tailpiece: Aluminum Stop Bar with steel locking studs
  • Knobs: Chrome knurled top hats – we like to call them “UFO” knobs
  • Tuners: G-Force with improved gears
  • Plating: Chrome
  • Colours: Heritage Cherry Sunburst, Honey Burst, Bourbon Burst, Blueberry Burst
  • Country manufactured: USA

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