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Peavey HP Signature EXP Electric Guitar

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Named after Peavey's founder and CEO, Hartley Peavey, the HP Signature electric guitar is the ultimate refinement of the playability, tone, style, an...Click To Read More About This Product

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The culmination of 39 years of designing, engineering, and manufacturing guitars.

Named after Peavey's founder and CEO, Hartley Peavey, the HP Signature electric guitar is the ultimate refinement of the playability, tone, style, and technology Peavey has developed over the past 39 years. The Peavey EXP is built on a solid foundation, using the finest selected woods, hardware, and pickups for brilliant tone as well as a distinctive, unmistakable appearance.

Constructed using warm, resonant mahogany for the body and neck, Peavey's patented Dual-Compression Bridge for longer sustain, and a solid quilt maple archtop to sweeten the tone, there isn't a bad sound to be had in this guitar. The Dual-Compression Bridge system is a unique, string-through design creating a metal-to-metal connection for singing sustain and stronger string presence.

The Peavey EXP also features a nicely-finished rosewood fretboard for a velvet feel with smooth attack. 2 of Peavey's patented, dual-wound, hum-canceling pickups provide high output and unmatched tone. Also features quality Grover tuners, 2 volume knobs, one tone knob, and a 3-way, toggle-style pickup selector.

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FEATURES
  • 3-piece mahogany back
  • Quilted maple veneer top
  • 24-3/4" scale length
  • One-piece mahogany set neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • 24 frets
  • String-thru design Dual-Compression Bridge
  • Dual-wound, hum-canceling pickups
  • 3-way, toggle-style pickup selector
  • 2 volume knobs, one tone knob
  • Dual humbucker pickups
  • Grover die-cast tuners with 18:1 ratio, dual torsion rod
  • Tune-o-matic-style bridge
  • Dual Compression tailpiece with string-thru tubes
  • Gold-plated hardware
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4.9

(based on 33 reviews)

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AWESOME

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

This guitar has absolutely wonderful action. the ease of sliding up and down the neck, and flying through scales is outstanding. It even seems like pick harmmonics are easier. Very pretty wonderful action, stupendouse sound!!!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Peavey HP Signature EXP, Review

By Peavey Enthusiast

from vicksburg, ms

One day I was passing time at a guitar shop. I checked out the fenders, gibsons, then picked up the Peavey Signature EXP (didn't look close at first). After fingering the neck, I was stunned. This guitar seemed custom made for me. The feel was so natural, and the neck action was far superior to the others. I looked at the guitar brand and say it was a Peavey. Wow, I had never tried a peavey guitar. I bought it. I was so impressed with the guitar that I later bought a Peavey Signature Custom. I did have the pickups replaced due to not being totally satisfied with the sound quality on the signature EXP. I now use the EXP as a practice guitar and use the Signature Custom for gigs. The neck action on the EXP is extraordinary. Other guitars I have/or owned include a Gibson Custom, Fender Statocaster, Takamine acoustic 12 string, and now the 2 peaveys.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent allround guitar

By THARN

from NE-Ohio

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First off, I've played a Les Paul Standard for about 15 years. I also have a Carvin ae 185- but my les paul is my main guitar for live situations. I received the Peavey yesterday_ right out of the box this guitar looked great- the next is very similar to me les paul but I got it because it has 24 frets not 22. Anyone will agree playing 4 hours with a Les Paul strapped on can cause a bit of a twinge in your neckline- This Peavey is Light and smooth.I plugged it in, (I have yet to use it with my tube amp) for a sound test I used a line 6 flextone- solid state.well- One thing that My les paul could never do believe it or not, was get that certain bite and sustain that todays modern rock or metal needs to have. Thats ok- The LP is great for everything else.Well-this Peavey, on a setting of below 1 on a 60 watt solid state amp was giving me pinch harmonics and sustain that my LP could not do in a million years- and I have a George Lynch Seymore Duncan in the bridge.For the price, this guitar can be your main axe- its easy to play, looks awesome, is light and has a very good sound with the stock pick-ups.I will be using this for 2/3rds of the night on every gig. and its 1/3 the price of a les paul.The only thing I will probably change is the plastic nut near the head stock to a graphite nut.I gave it a 4.5 for features because of that and because it doesnt have all the bells and whistles for tone variation- but so doesn't most Paul R Smiths.Les pauls also use a plastic nut and (my opinion) crappy tuning keys-for what you pay.The string through body and its set up is very cool/ the bridge height adjustment is inset so I'll only be able to get there when I change the strings_ but after some thought- I think thats a good idea-its a cleaner look.over all- I think this is one of the best guitars on the market.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Not bad for the money!

By Peavey guitar

from Georgia

If your looking for a guitar that plays great and looks great, look no further!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great guitar for a great price

By BigBlue22

from Lexington Ky

It is hard to find a value like this one. This guitar plays great and it looks good too. Guitars that cost twice this much would have a hard time beating this little work horse. If you buy this you will not be disappointed.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Peavey HP Signature EXP

By BluesMan-9wdiJ

from Huntsville AL.

Just received my HP tiger eye EXP yesterday. Right out of the box I notice this guitar has a great finish and seems well made. It was very ovious the tiger eye finish isn't exactly what is shown in the pictures and has a much more yellow than red tint to it. I wasn't real happy with the difference in color but the quality was right up there with more expensive models. A full set up will be required and was not very good right out of the box. The hums and string height needed adjustment and of course the strings had to go. I also noticed that some of the fret ends were a bit rough and may catch a string in some places. I haven't had a chance to play it but if its anything like some of the earlier post...It will be sweet.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent Guitar with a great price

By Deanvandamme

from nashville, tn

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As far as the guitar goes it has the look, and the fit and finish of guitars twice the price. I was a bit surprised at how well it sounded and played. The pickups are very nice with great tone and bite. The Neck is amazing with the ebony fretboard that plays very smooth. If you're looking for a guitar that feels like a Les Paul and has a similar tone but a 2 octave range with a fast fretboard- this is the monster. If there is any negative it's the fact that all 2 octave necks force the pickups closer together unless you go with a baritone stlye or long scale length which is a very different instrument.This is a great buy

 
5.0

Best birthday present ever

By Thoraxe923

from America

I can acheive great tone, and sounds great with distortion and clean. It can achieve great bluesy tones, and works nice with some EVH-style distortion. I chose this over a Jack Daniel's guitar. Stays in tune nicely, but the A-string broke the next day. With my regular Ernie Ball .10 strings, though, everything is perfect.

 
5.0

The Most Amazing Guitar I have picked up

By GuitarMan20202

from Jacksonville, ILL

This is the best guitar I have ever played. It is the first guitar i have ever taken out of the box that didnt need fixing. It can go from a nice distortion to a warm blues tone no prob. It has a great tone and a lighter feel.

 
5.0

Peavey EXP Signature

By BIGGERFOOT

from TN

ord problem After replacing all of the pots, and going to medium strings, this guitar is the greatest. Peavey sent me the new pots to replace the defective ones. With light guage strings, the chords sound out of tune due to the large frets. After going to medium strings, the chwas gone!!! Great Guitar,

 
5.0

Another Opinion

By Nate-Fw3BO

from Tejas

It's a really nice guitar. I got the cherryburst, and as the "burst" would imply, the paint is different from the picture shown on most sites. It still looks incredible though. The neck does have inlays on it, which I was hoping it wouldn't have. Anyway, the sounds that come out of this instrument are definitely of a pleasant nature. It's an excellent guitar for the money. Nevermind that it was made in Korea, or is a Peavey, from a purely musical perspective, this guitar is well crafted and sounds brilliant.I exist.

 
5.0

A definite best buy!

By Guitarman-LTLMM

from Eagle River, AK

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The Peavey HP Signature EXP Guitar is guitar #9 for me. I was very impressed with the fit, finish, tone, and playability for the price. The catalog pictures do not do it justice. I bought the cherryburst color and it is a dazzling "looker" of a guitar. I play a lot of flatpicking style music. The Peavy will now be my guitar of choice for this. Tone is great and playability compares with my $2000.00 Gretsch. I would recommend this guitar to both new and advanced players. It is a real buy for the money.

 
5.0

Awesome Guitar

By Guitarlover420

from Missouri

After Owning The Peavey Wolfgang and selling it after a bad experience with a band I was with. (I quit playing for about 5 years.)I started Looking for a guitar that would live up to the same standards. I asked what happened to the wolfgangs and found out that EVH left peavey but heard really good things about the HP Signature the only drawback was there was no Floyd Rose. I really wish they would make a HP Signature EXP with a Floyd Rose. In short for the price this guitar is much better than some that cost two or three times as much.

 
5.0

Lov'n Mine

By rdm

from Enid, OK

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If you like warm, articulate sounding guitars this is the one. Bright, creamy clean tones and warm, fuzzy distorted ones. Excellent harmonics. Flawless craftsmanship, and beautiful, quilted maple top (mine is the Tiger's Eye). Buy it, play it, love it.

 
5.0

Best Foreign Guitar there is

By Kief

from Massachusetts

The Korean HP beats any import guitar and more than a few American guitars. Most comfortable design of any guitar, at any price, ever. As versatile as a stoptail dual Humbucker guitar could ever be; you could walk into any gig from jazz to death metal and this guitar wouldn't be out of place.I've owned one of these for three years, had it crap out one time due to an issue with the input jack coming loose, and aside from that it's rock-solid. I've seen it take a headfirst, three-foot fall with the neck hitting the stage at the worst possible angle and it was barely knocked out of tune. The ebony board, the amazingly smooth neck heel, the excellent (for stock) pickups, do yourself a favor and spend a few minutes with one of these.

 
5.0

Great buy, Great guitar.

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I have been playing guitar for over 13 years now. I have had fenders, washburns, austins, yamahas just to name a few. I wanted a new guitar, so I began doing research on some guitars. Folks, this is the best guitar I have ever had. The craftsmanship is top-notch, tone and quality is unbeatable, and the feel of the neck is something that reminds you of the best feeling in your life. Don't be steered away because it is made overseas, this guitar is excellent. I play in a band, and the other guitarist is going to buy one too after he played it. I got the tiger-eye version, but any of them would do be a great buy. Don't waste your time, go and get one now.

 
5.0

Incredible Value

By NYCBassMan

from Boston, MA

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For the price, this guitar is the best I've ever owned. I put it against my $1000 dollar axes and couldn't tell the difference. For a GREAT guitar, incredible action and sustain, beautiful feel looks and price - your search has ended. I'm as happy as I can be for this price.

 
5.0

Awsome All Around

By Tracy-lulzb

from Jersey

I have no complaints about it. It has been nothing but great. I love the feel, looks and sound.

 
5.0

A PRS for so much less

By Big G-z0JrT

from Florida

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I just bought this guitar yesterday. I wanted to make a personal statement rather than buying Epi's and MIM Fenders (although my Korean made Fender lite ash strat is right up there w the best). The guitar tech in a local music store turned me on to this Peavey, and I never looked back. This is as close as you're gonna get to a PRS, and it is very close - perhaps the best kept secret in superb guitars! For the $, or even twice the $ and more, you cannot get a better guitar. Want low action? This Peavey has a gnat's hair difference between the fret tops and strings - no buzz whatsoever. The sound, action, fit, finish, looks and quality are about 98% as close to perfect as you're gonna get! Has sustain for days! I cannot recommend this guitar highly enough. After some 40 + years of playing, I know guitars and have owned many. This Peavey has simply blown me away! Well done, Hartley! Check it out, you will be amazed!

 
5.0

Peavey HP EXP

By PeaveyOwner

from London, Ontario

I bought this guitar (slightly) used on E-Bay.I had not had a chance to try one out anywhere, but I was impressed with all the various reviews I had seen, and I went ahead and bought one since all the features I was looking for were inherent in this guitar.. being...2 humbuckers, 24 frets, 24.75" scale, double cutaway, set neck, angled heel, carved quilted maple top, relatively light in weight, very pleasing profile, Korean made, and a really great price.I was not disappointed; I used it with a Peavey Transtube 112, sold state amp and a Mark 1V Mesa head with a Peavey single 12" cab. Even with the inexpensive Peavey amp, it is a solid instrument clean or overdriven. I am an acoustic player primarily, but my Ibanez playing son was similarly impressed. My only negative was that the 17th fret on the high E needs some reduction..it is a little too high and is partially stopping out the string when fingered on the 16th fret. The action is not the cause here. An easy fix, but one might expect that this would be checked at the factory.

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