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The Faded HP is the cheapest of the high performance models that doesn't have a thick glossy finish but has a thin faded gloss instead. It's a highly modernised guitar with the G-Force automatic tuning system, titanium bridge saddles and nut and the 61R and 61T pickups.
They've also created a new modern weight-relief to ensure that a heavy slab of mahogany won't break your back. And the internal weight-relief isnt the only new feature. The outward appearance has also been upgraded with the chrome pickup covers, knobs and tunings heads making for an absolute stunner of a guitar!
Slim taper neck
The Slim taper neck is comfortable in the hand without being too flat or too round either. The fret edges are rolled on all of the new Gibson 2017 models which makes them feel played in, straight out of the box and this is something normally found on Gibson Custom shop models.
The pickups are 61R and 61T which are high-output modern pickups. They still give you that classic Les Paul tone but with a bit more clarity in the upper-mid and treble frequency range. They'll easily handle styles as diverse as blues and hard rock or even metal.
The G-Force system is an automatic tuning system that sits behind the headstock. It runs on a battery that holds charge for up to 100 hours but only loses charge when used.
It makes life incredibly easy when changing tunings between songs on stage or in studio, or even to tweak or adjust your tuning in between songs. It's as easy as hitting the on button, then hitting the tune button and letting it do it's thing. And if you don't want to use the automatic tuning system, then you can use the tuners as you would on a traditional guitar, as long s the system isn't turned on.
Here's what Gibson say about the Faded HP
Well-played looks, ultra-high performance. The Les Paul Faded 2017 HP looks like it has been worn in to fit your hand and hot-rodded to suit your playing style, but a closer look reveals that this guitar has been engineered for versatile contemporary performance. A new Ultra-Modern weight relief, a slim-taper neck with soloist's width, a fast-access neck heel, 61R and 61T humbuckers, titanium bridge saddles, G FORCE™ auto-tuning system, upgraded electronics and wiring, and more, make this a truly amazing value High Performance. The brand new Faded Gloss finish is simply stunning. Ultimately, the Les Paul Faded 2017 HP truly combines what Gibson does best: Tradition and Innovation, giving the best of both worlds in one supercharged instrument. Delivered in a HP padded gigbag, accompanied by a strap and a polishing cloth.
Body and Neck
Carved maple top on a mahogany body with Ultra-Modern weight relief. Maple neck with soloist neck width, slim-taper profile, and rosewood fingerboard with 22 polished frets.
Pickups and Electronics
61R and 61T humbuckers. 2 volumes, 2 tones, 1 aviation grade toggle switch. Gold plated multi-contact jack
Chromed aluminum Tune-O-Matic bridge with titanium saddles and locking steel thumbwheels. Chromed aluminum stop bar with locking steel studs. Chromed knurled UFO knobs, G FORCE™ auto-tuning system
HP padded gigbag
Strap and polishing cloth
- Series Core HP
- Body Style Les Paul Studio
- Back Mahogany
- Top Maple
- Weight relief Ultra-Modern
- Binding N/A
- Neck Maple
- Neck profile Slim taper
- Neck width 1.745"
- Heel Fast-access
- Fingerboard Rosewood
- Scale length 24.75
- Number of frets 22 polished frets
- Nut Titanium zero-fret adjustable nut
- Inlay Mother of Pearl dots
- Binding N/A
- Binding Style N/A
- Bridge Aluminum TOM with titanium saddles and steel locking thumbwheels
- Tailpiece Aluminum Stop Bar with steel locking studs
- Knobs Chrome knurled UFO
- Tuners G FORCE™ with improved gears
- Plating Chrome
- Neck pickup 61R
- Bridge pickup 61T
- Other pickup N/A
- Controls 2 volumes, 2 tones, 1 aviation grade toggle switch
- Finishes available Worn Brown, Worn Cherry
- Case HP padded gigbag