Up for sale, a 2017 Gibson Les Paul Standard HP in showroom clean, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with all of the original hangtags, case candy, and the aluminum hardshell case. The most feature-rich model to boast Gibson's "robot" G-Force self-tuning system, the Standard HP has a Bourbon Burst-finished AAAA maple top with intense, dimensional tiger flame figuring. The Burstbucker Pro PAF humbuckers are coupled to the HP-4 High Performance system which has push/pull coil taps and phase options as well as additional coil splitting, high pass filters (per pickup), and a Transient Suppression option, all features available vis mini DIP switches in the control cavity.
The improved G-Force system is a compact robot tuner that tunes your guitar in seconds. Fast, accurate, and great for alternate tunings, this particular G-Force features smoother and quieter gears than earlier iterations. The G-Force system tunes all six strings to perfect pitch automatically, or select any of 12 popular alternate tunings (including 6 you can program yourself). You can even adjust your guitar’s tunings to match other instruments.
Tonewoods include a carved, highly figured flame maple top, mahogany body with Ultra-Modern weight relief, and one-piece mahogany neck with a contoured "Fast-access" heel and SlimTaper profile. The Burstbucker Pro PAFs are a slightly hot-rodded version of Gibson's Burstbucker PAF, with unmatched bobbin windings and Alnico V magnets (in place of the usual Alnico II). The sound is fat and meaty, interacting well with high gain amps and providing excellent feedback rejection while having a general tonal profile consistent with the PAF design. Whether you seek warm, silky neck pickup tonalities or bridge pickup sounds that have some push and growl, this Les Paul is a great candidate for covering a wide range of genres, and the HP-4 circuitry delivers unparalleled versatility. This Les Paul is extremely lightweight at 8lbs 5oz, with a clear, lively voice that sustains beautifully. Professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar, this Les Paul is dialed in with 10-46 strings, low action, and accurate intonation.
The neck has a very slender SlimTaper C profile carve with modest shoulder and an effortless feel, measuring .795" deep at the 1st fret and .835" at the 12th. The bound compound radius rosewood fretboard retains the original flawless fretwire, playing cleanly in every register. The height adjustable zero fret titanium nut measures a full 1 3/4" in width, ensuring friction-free reliability and a lively sound. The G-Force tuning system functions as intended.
All of the electronics function flawlessly, and hardware includes a lightweight aluminum Tune-o-Matic Nashville bridge with titanium saddles. The chrome plating is positively gleaming, including the quartet of unique bonnet knobs. The Bourbon Burst finish is the richest, darkest burst offered by Gibson on this model, and the AAAA carved two-piece top is positively stunning in its presentation. Sparingly played since new, the guitar has barely a scratch on the high gloss nitro lacquer.
The aluminum Gibson hardshell case is included along with all of the original factory paperwork and Gibson-branded strap.