Inspired by the design of the Peavey Wolfgang, the company’s longstanding signature model for Eddie Van Halen until his departure from the brand in 2007, the HP2 has already re-entered production, with Peavey’s CEO Hartley Peavey detailing that the first 400 models will be crafted in Europe from NOS tonewoods from the ’90s.
Boasting a carved maple top and basswood back and sides with cream binding, the Peavey HP2 is renowned for its remarkable resonance and high-end response, perfectly lending it to fast-paced riffage and slippery solos.
Each model features a 25.5″ scale and a birdseye maple neck and fretboard with contoured heel, with a pair of custom-wound humbuckers being directly mounted into the guitar’s body to minimise feedback. There’s also a three-way toggle switch and two push/pull volume and tone knobs to split the pickup coils and achieve a wide range of tones.
Elsewhere, the HP2 makes use of Schaller tuners and pearloid tuning pegs, while a Peavey/Floyd Rose licensed locking tremolo allows you to scoop and dive the whammy bar to your heart’s content. The guitars are also available in a range of eye-catching finishes, including Deep Ocean, Tiger Eye, Moonburst and Black.
Find out more about the new models through Peavey today.