New Toys: Peavey HP 2 Poplar Burl RM Electric Guitar

Peavey Electronics® has expanded the iconic HP 2® electric guitar product line with the new HP 2 Poplar Burl RM. Available in a stunning array of translucent finishes, a roasted maple neck, high-quality materials and electronics, the HP 2 is fashioned to stand out.

The HP 2 has a carved top and offset, asymmetrical body design with good balance and maximum ease of playing. It has the initials of Peavey founder and CEO, Hartley Peavey.

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

An easy-access steel torsion rod and dual graphite reinforcement bars enhance the strength of the build. The HP 2 has a 25.5-inch scale length, 22 jumbo frets plus a 10-degree tilt-back headstock with Schaller® tuning machines and pearloid buttons.

Electronically, the HP 2 offers two custom-wound Peavey humbucking pickups made using a two-step, wax-dipping process that provides ultra-low noise operation and resistance to feedback. There is a three-way toggle pickup switch and two push-pull volume/tone controls for splitting the pickups individually. For a finishing touch, players will find a Peavey/Floyd Rose® licensed, double-locking tremolo assembly ensuring excellent sustain.

The HP 2 Poplar Burl RM is a vintage-inspired guitar for modern players of various styles. It cost $2,999.99 MSRP with hard shell case included.