Gibson HD 6X Pro Digital Guitar with a Traditional Les Paul design unveiled

Gibson HD 6X Pro Electric Guitar

Gibson debuts its latest HD 6X Pro electric guitar that is a perfect amalgamation of tradition meeting modern technology.

The Gibson HD 6X Pro Electric Guitar sports a traditional Les Paul design so that the musician doesn’t have to compromise on his skills by playing on some weird digital hybrid. The pickups on the HD 6X are a new ‘Hex’ system created by Gibson that uses 6 small humbuckers positioned under each string at the bridge that send 6 individual signals to studio-grade preamps allowing them to be immediately digitized.

Gibson HD 6X Pro Electric Guitar 'Les Paul' logo These digital signals are then sent to a Breakout Box, known as “BoB,” through a special ethernet port designed by Gibson called ‘MaGIC’ that can carry up to 32 bi-directional channels of audio over a single cable. The BoB can then be connected to a multi-channel sound card where the guitar can be recorded with a piece of professional software such as Cakewalk SONAR which is included with the instrument.

Playing the Gibson HD 6X Pro Electric Guitar

The new Gibson HD 6X-Pro Guitar System comes with all the equipment and music making softwares needed to explore the limitless sonic possibilities it affords today’s guitar players.

The Gibson HD 6X Pro Electric Guitar with a Traditional Les Paul design is available for purchase right away and costs around $5,000.

Specifications of the Gibson HD 6X Pro Electric Guitar are:

  • Body:
  • Top Species: Maple
    Back Species: Mahogany, weight relief
    Top Binding: Silver

  • Neck:
  • Species: Mahogany
    Profile: 1950s Rounded
    Peghead Pitch: 17°

  • Fingerboard:
  • Species: Ebony
    Scale Length: 24-3/4″
    Number of Frets: 22
    Nut Width: 1.695″
    Inlays: Block Carbon Fiber

  • Hardware:
  • Plating Finish: Platinum
    Tailpiece: Stopbar
    Bridge: Tune-o-matic
    Knobs: Platinum Speed
    Tuners: Platinum Knurled Knob