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Gibson 2017 HP 415 CEX Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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AC415CEXANNH

Sale Price: $1,499.00 CDN
Original Price: $2,075.00 CDN

Limited stock available in select stores only

New and in Full Production

The 2017 HP 415 CEX offers an innovative, slimmer, round shoulder cutaway guitar with all the traditional build techniques that go into each Gibson Acoustic. A solid Sitka spruce top, with an enhanced bracing pattern, is joined with beautiful, chocolate-toned, walnut back and sides to provide a wider dynamic range. With plenty of sustain, the HP 415 CEX is perfect for any style of playing. Its fresh design includes a body depth which responds wonderfully to all the nuances of modern playing styles, while the flatter fingerboard radius allows for easy string bending. The Advanced Response Neck profile, carved from a two-piece maple neck, will have you playing longer and with less fatigue.

Finished with elegant Gibson appointments, the 2017 HP 415 CEX includes a gold block Gibson decal on the headstock, classic mini nickel Grover tuners, superior Tusq nut and saddle, walnut bridge and fingerboard and mother-of-pearl position markers. Its onboard L.R. Baggs Element pickup system will deliver the true tonal character every time out.

Details
• J-45 Cutaway body style
• Sitka spruce top, walnut back & sides
• 4 inch body depth
• Binding & Inlay: Multi-ply top binding with black single-ply back binding, double-ring rosette
• Antique Natural finish
• Maple neck w/1.725 Tusq nut
• Traditional scalloped x-bracing, enhanced bracing for increased dynamic range
• 16-inch radius fingerboard
• Short scale
• Walnut bridge w/Tusq saddle
• Nickel mini Grover tuners
• LR Baggs Element pickup system

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Closest StoreBurlington, Ontario
Versatile walnut tone is great and opening up. 4" slim body body is the slimmest of all the other brands which equals most comfort (2.5 lbs as well). Maple neck is very smooth for moving up and down the neck vs most typical porous mohogany necks. Great sustain which could be rooted to the enhanced bracing over the "W Model". Guitar has held up to mulitple all day sessions. Work horse as advertised. See myself playing this guitar for the next decade or more. Dislikes, fret board dried up fairly quickly and had to be redressed. Loose washer on "A String" peg; aesthetics, not sure what the technician did when changing the strings? Warranty coverage included.
Posted by Charles on Jan 16, 2018
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Closest StoreHamilton, Ontario
Gibson hit a home run with this one. Checks all the boxes for me; modern slim design (4? vs 4 5/8? Taylor) easy playability and perfect tone of warmth, brightness and clarity. Quality build. Walnut is perfect. Falls between rosewood/mohagany and mohagany/maple which means you will cut thru in a performance setting. I wanted a non traditional back and sides woods which are typically rosewood (bassy, reverb and overtones), mohagany (midrange, punchy and woody) and maple (bright but you lose sustain, midrange and bass). I?m a long time Taylor owner. Obviously bias towards Taylor, tried Martin?s and left with the Gibson. There?s tremendous value over a Taylor and Martin in this Gibson in terms of solid Sitka source top, solid walnut and sides, walnut saddle and fretboard, enhance internal bracing, with a LR Baggs pick up which means no cuts into the body all translate to a pure sounds as walnut my can be picky in combinations. Believe me, the comparable Taylor guitar was $4k but you are settling for crummy grand auditorium body shape and ugly inlays vs a modern J45 Gibson which is another big plus.
Posted by Chuck on Dec 28, 2017
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Gibson 2017 HP 415 CEX Acoustic/Electric Guitar [Product Demonstration]
Description: Will Languedoc from Long & McQuade demonstrates the 2017 Gibson HP 415 CEX acoustic-electric guitar.