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Gibson 2017 High Performance HP 665 SB Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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Gibson Acoustic has a long history of pioneering small-body acoustic guitar designs. In the spirit of their innovation, The 2017 High Peformance HP 665 SB is the next evolution of what a small-body cu... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gibson Acoustic has a long history of pioneering small-body acoustic guitar designs. In the spirit of their innovation, The 2017 High Peformance HP 665 SB is the next evolution of what a small-body cutaway instrument should sound like. Never before has a slim, small-body, with a cutaway offered such a giant sound, excellent playability, and distinctive styling all in one package. The Gibson team researched and prototyped many variations to maximize the performance and comfort of this small-body rosewood cutaway.


Ultimately, the 2017 HP 665 SB was built for performance. Starting with its Advanced Response neck profile, which was designed and engineered in Bozeman, Montana, great efforts were made in sculpting a neck that would unleash your full ability. It allows you to be completely free and creative, fundamentally changing the interaction and relationship between an artist and their instrument. Next, the rosewood back and sides were slightly slimmed down to offer up a vibrant sound in the midrange that perfectly combines with finely balanced bass and highs.  

Acclaimed as one of the most comfortable body shapes and sizes, the HP 665 SB will have you playing longer with less fatigue. The newly design neck is outfitted with a dense Richlite fingerboard and bridge which creates a sublime playing surface suitable for any playing style and technique. This world-class acoustic is suitable for home, studio, live stage or a professional level performance.

The 2017 HP 665 SB is finished with elegant Gibson appointments, including a gold block Gibson decal on the headstock, classic mini gold Grover tuners, superior Tusq nut and saddle, Richlite bridge and fingerboard, and mother-of-pearl dot position markers. An upgraded L.R. Baggs VTC pickup system delivers the true tonal character of your guitar. Designed and handcrafted in Bozeman, Montana.

Includes hardshell case and Gibson’s Limited Lifetime Warranty.

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Gibson2017 High Performance HP 665 SB Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
5.0

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5.0

A really nice small bodied guitar

By gibsonjunkie

from Bloomfield, CT

Pros

  • easy playability
  • Excellent build quality
  • Well-balanced sound

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Gibson 2017 High Performance HP 665 SB Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      I bought this guitar when the Gibson tour bus visited the Guitar Center in Manchester, CT a couple months ago. I wasn't really in the market for another guitar but a few minutes playing it and I had to have it. It is my 10th acoustic guitar and my 9th Gibson. I have a number of dreadnoughts, a super-jumbo (J-200), a couple of auditorium and "O" sized guitars, but this one is just a whole lot of fun to play. The short scale, thin neck and thin body make it really comfortable to play, while having a surprisingly rich bass and mid-range. The rosewood body and mahogany neck are really well crafted. It comes with a really nice brown/burgundy hard case. Gibson is still making great guitars in Bozeman - this one is no exception!

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      5.0

      I would buy this guitar again

      By Bluegrass

      from Southern Il.

      Comments about Gibson 2017 High Performance HP 665 SB Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      I own 4 Martin guitars, can't believe how well this small body blends right in with my dreadnaughts. Love the rosewood body and the guitar sounds great through my Fishman Loud box amp

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      5.0

      Very Nice Guitar

      By Sharp1AZ

      from Tucson, AZ

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Rich Sound
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Gibson 2017 High Performance HP 665 SB Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        I will be using this guitar for evening jams sessions and writing songs. So far it has been a great instrument. I love the size of the body. The sound is amazing for a guitar this size. I know some people don't like the Richlite fret board, but it does not bother me. It feels very nice. I plan on gigging with this guitar.

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