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Peavey Debuts the HP 2 Poplar Burl

Peavey Debuts the HP 2 Poplar Burl

Peavey Electronics expands the iconic HP 2 electric guitar product line with the new HP 2 Poplar Burl.

Available in an array of translucent finishes and now with a roasted maple neck, the HP 2 is fashioned to stand out, and with its high-quality materials and impeccable electronics, it’s designed for playability and tone.

While the aesthetic is classic, the HP 2 brings its own unique flair with its carved top and offset, asymmetrical body design that offers comfort, proper balance, and maximum ease of playing. As a testament to its high quality, the HP 2 even bears the initials of Peavey founder and CEO, Hartley Peavey.

The HP 2 starts out with a classic cutaway design, contoured neck heel, and bolt-on construction. Peavey selected the eye-catching poplar burl for the tops and continues with basswood for the back. These hardwoods were selected not only for their natural beauty and weight characteristics, but also for their excellent tonal qualities.

Another big feature of this latest model is the roasted maple neck. While the roasting process provides for amazing stability, it also dramatically increases note resonance and sustain. An easy-access steel torsion rod and dual graphite reinforcement bars enhance the strength of the build. The HP 2 has a 25.5’’ scale length, 22 jumbo frets, and 15’’ fingerboard radius. The 10-degree tilt-back headstock has a 3+3 tuning machine configuration complete with Schaller® tuning machines with pearloid buttons. Chrome-plated hardware polishes off the look.

Electronically, the HP 2 offers two custom-wound Peavey humbucking pickups that supply optimal output and tonal response. They’re made using a two-step, wax-dipping process that provides ultra-low noise operation and resistance to feedback. The pickups are mounted directly to the body, further reducing feedback at high volume levels and enhancing response. A Switchcraft 3-way toggle switch allows selection of pickups in up, center, and down configurations, while two push-pull knobs for volume and tone allow the pickups to be split individually. For the finishing touch, players will find a Peavey/Floyd Rose licensed, double-locking tremolo assembly ensuring excellent sustain.

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