Essentially, it’s the traditional Les Paul, sounding just like the original because it uses the same Humbucker pickups as previous models. However, the HD.6X-Pro also features a digital pickup that can capture a separate signal for each string.
What does that mean in practice? Well, strings can be assigned to different channels in a mixing desk, offering you the ability of accessing several sound effects at once for the one guitar. So certain strings could have a chorus effect, others a delay effect, opening up a whole new way of playing.
Or if you love the traditional sound, ignore the new technology completely. Available now, the HD.6X-Pro retails for around £2,800.