Peavey brings back the HP-2 in the wake of Eddie Van Halen’s death
Peavey has resumed production of the HP 2 electric guitar. The guitar was first issued as an update to the HP in 2017, which itself was a continuation of the Wolfgang guitar, Eddie Van Halen’s signature model with Peavey before he split with the brand in 2004.
The news of the continuation follows the news of Eddie Van Halen’s death earlier this month, prompting waves of tributes to the guitar innovator from across the world of music.
The HP 2 itself is a bolt-on guitar with a contoured neck heel, with a birdseye maple neck and fretboard. Its body consists of a maple top and basswood back. As an added bonus, the woods used in the first 400 guitars made have been stored in a safe and secure environment for nearly 30 years. Other construction notes include a 25.5-inch scale length, 22 jumbo frets, and 15-inch fingerboard radius. The bridge is a Peavey/Floyd Rose double-locking tremolo.
In terms of electronics, there’s a three-way Switchcraft toggle switch selecting between two custom-wound Peavey humbuckers, each splittable thanks to the push-pull volume and tone pots.
The instrument lists for $2999.99, and ships with a hardshell case. Find out more at peavey.com.
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