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Beautifully Crafted Body
The high performance 665 SB acoustic features a slim body design, with only 4” depth that provides extra comfort for the player without compromising the guitars tone and projection. The body is crafted with a traditional scalloped X bracing, a time tested design that enhances the guitars natural resonance and projection to deliver big sounds. The acoustic features a modern belly down bridge made from richlite with a tusq saddle, providing incredible string stability and intonation to deliver an excellent playing experience.
Spruce Top, Rosewood Back and Sides
The acoustic has a top made from sitka spruce to deliver a richly mellow tone with a broad dynamic range that accommodates any playing style. The top provides crisp, immediate articulation with a fundamental tonality to give the guitars sound plenty of power that’s direct. The Back and sides are crafted from rosewood to give the guitar a strong, clear presence of tone for a sparkling, sizzling sound. The wood is known to provide a scooped midrange, allowing for strong, pronounced low overtones to be produced to create a dark and complex tone. The rosewood and spruce complement each other to allow the Gibson to retain its clarity, no matter how hard the strings ae hit and offer the classic acoustic sound.
Advance Response Neck
The HP 665 SB has an advance response mahogany neck that offers a comfortable play, whilst the silky smooth action compliments the neck to unleash the player’s full potential. The mahogany provides the guitar with warm, mellow characteristics to deliver complexity to the highs and thickness to the lows. The neck is coupled with a richlite fingerboard that not only looks amazing, but offers ebony like tones, favoring fundamental tones for a responsive, bright sound with a snappy crisp attack. The richlite and mahogany work together to give the guitar good presence in the lower mids.
LR Baggs Electronics
Gibson’s HP 665 SB features L.R. Bagg’s popular Element Active VTC System which uses a low-profile undersaddle pickup connected to an onboard class A endpin preamp and a soundhole mounted volume and tone control. The VTC version of the Element system also comes with a special low frequency compression circuit that helps to tame the low end thump to mimic the actual dynamic response of the guitar. The System runs off a 9-volt battery that’s housed in L.R Bagg’s battery bag to keep it secure to prevent any tonal loss. Each component is securely hidden away and designed to ensure the guitar’s tone and projection remains pure. The Element electronics offer an incredible dynamic range that deliver a robust, lively, natural acoustic sound thanks to the sensitivity of the pickup.
Mini Gold Grover Tuners
Grover's mini tuners are an engineering marvel, Taking the original design and making them smaller to create plenty of space between each tuner for easy tuning. With a gear ratio of 14:1, the tuners deliver precision tuning that will keep the guitar sounding perfect for an enhanced playing experience. Each tuner is enclosed in a durable housing that provides maximum protection for the gear and string post to keep you playing for as long as possible. Each moving part is cut for exact meshing to eliminate the possibility of slippage, while a countersunk tension screw lets players regulate the tuning tension to any degree. A special lubricant inside the gear box provides smooth and accurate tuning stability.
Body & Bridge
- Body Style: J-165
- Top: Sitka Spruce
- Back and Side: Rosewood
- Binding: Multi-Ply Top, 1-Ply Ivoroid Back
- Bridge: Richlite Modern Belly-Down
- Bracing: Traditional Scalloped X
- Construction: Compound Dovetail Secured
- Finish: Antique Natural
Neck & Fingerboard
- Neck: Mahogany
- Neck Profile: Advance Response
- Fingerboard: Richlite
- Radius: 16”
- Scale: Short
- Inlay: Mother of Pearl Dots
- Frets: 20
- Nut: Tusq
- Width at Nut: 1.725”
Electronics & Hardware
- Electronics: LR Baggs Element VTC
- Tuners: Mini Grover
- Saddle: Tusq
- Pickguard: Modern Shape, Tortoise
- Rosette: Multi-Ply
- Hardware: Gold
- Battery Compartment: L.R. Baggs Battery Bag 9V
- Strings: Light Gauge .012 - .053
- Included Case: Black Hardshell
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