Gibson Acoustics 2017

Gibson has officially unveiled their new acoustic guitars for 2017.

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The notable additions are the HP series guitars which feature plenty of not-so-traditional Gibson design elements.

HP Series

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HP 835 Supreme shown above

The HP series features slimmer bodies, cutaways and 16 inch radius fretboards as opposed to the 12 inch radius found in most Gibson acoustics.

The bridge designs are also new, very different from the traditional styles.

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HP 635 W shown above

It is interesting to note that many models feature a 25.5 inch scale this time, a variation from the usual 24.75 that is most synonymous with Gibsons. Together with the 16 inch fret radius and onboard electronics, these guitars seem like a contenders to wrestle with the Taylor and Martin strummers.

 

Songwriter Cutaway Progressive

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This one features individually adjustable saddles and G-Force tuners. Quite a radical approach on a classic Gibson design. Would be nice to find out how those adjustable saddles can improve things.

Read more on official website:

http://www.gibson.com/Products/Acoustic-Instruments/2017.aspx

*photos from Gibson

 

 

 

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