Gibson Firebird 2016 T - Vintage Sunburst

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Mahogany Body, 9-ply Mahogany/Walnut Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and 2 Humbucking Pickups - Vintage Sunburst
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A Legendary Guitar Gets Modern Touches!

The Gibson Firebird solidbody electric guitar adds an unmistakable vibe to your solidbody electric guitar collection. Originally inspired by the automobiles of the '60s, the Firebird has a cool and unique shape that is instantly recognizable. With its classic reverse styling, this axe is a head-turner, while its neck-through-body construction and mini humbuckers serve up classic, cutting Firebird tone and healthy sustain. An ultra-comfortable SlimTaper neck will have you playing like never before. Give your playing a whole new vibe with the Gibson Firebird!

Gibson Firebird Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Grade-A construction and playability to match
  • Wield authentic Firebird sonic punch
  • SlimTaper neck feels great
  • PLEK'd for precision playability
Grade-A construction and playability to match

Gibson didn't skimp on quality when they built this Firebird. From its beautiful mahogany body and super-slim 9-piece mahogany/walnut neck to the rock-solid hardware, this instrument is pro quality through and through. The upgraded Steinberger Gearless tuners give you super-stable tuning at every gig. You'll appreciate the way this solidbody electric feels in your hands - it plays like an extension of you rather than a piece of equipment. That's the sign of a great guitar. Your Gibson Firebird is waiting for you, right here at Sweetwater!

Wield authentic Firebird sonic punch

Gibson's Firebird is a modern update of the original Gibson model, boasting all the vintage mojo - including a pair of mini humbuckers that give you the bright, bell-like jangle of single-coils, with the midrange complexity and punch you more associate with humbuckers. All, of course, with no noise!

SlimTaper neck feels great

The Gibson Firebird sports a comfortable, fast-action neck with a '60s SlimTaper profile. Early Gibson guitars had huge, bulky necks. By 1960, Gibson had gradually carved down this profile into what became their SlimTaper neck. As your fingers move down this neck, the precisely controlled width-to-thickness ratio of the Firebird's SlimTaper neck provides you with a consistent, fast, and comfortable feel. It's no wonder many life-long guitar players consider the SlimTaper Gibson's finest neck.

PLEK'd for precision playability

This Gibson Firebird 2016 T feels fast and precise, thanks in large part to PLEK processing. Typically reserved for top-dollar custom guitars, this process levels the frets with pinpoint precision, providing you with the most playable fretboard you're likely to own. Each note rings loud and clear, and the fret edges feel smooth as silk.

Gibson Firebird Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • Classic Firebird design with updated hardware and pickups
  • Mahogany body wings and a 9-piece mahogany/walnut neck deliver detailed tone and long sustain
  • Comfortable SlimTaper neck shape for hours of comfortable playing
  • Eye-catching reverse styling
  • Steinberger gearless tuners
  • Neck-through construction for great sustain
  • 2 mini humbuckers serve up the chime
Add the cool and unique vibe of the Gibson Firebird to your rig today!

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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape Firebird
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Mahogany 2-piece
Body Finish High gloss nitro lacquer
Color Vintage Sunburst
Neck Material 9-ply Mahogany/Walnut
Fingerboard Material Dark Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay Acrylic trapezoid
Number of Frets 22
Scale Length 24.75"
Nut Width 1.695"
Nut Material TekToid graphite
Bridge/Tailpiece Tune-o-matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece
Tuners Steinberger gearless tuning keys
Neck Pickup 495R ceramic mini humbucker
Bridge Pickup 495T ceramic mini humbucker
Controls 2 x volume, 2 x tone, 3-way toggle switch
Strings Cleartone 0.009-0.046
Case Included Gig bag
Manufacturer Part Number DSF10VSCH1

Customer Reviews

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5/5

Ha !

Crunchy, nasty, clear, whatever you need. My best sound. If I knew before. Beware.. you may lose your wife, job, and more. Because all you gonna do is play, non stop.
5/5

FINALLY ! No more dream.

This was always my Dream guitar from when they came on the scene. Could not believe that it was mine when I first got it unpacked. Did not take long to get the great feel for this guitar, Very comfortable standing or sitting & great neck. Well worth the money. Thanks' to Chris Lewis as always, for his helpful & friendly service. KEEP IT UP SW.
5/5

In Love

I absolutely love this Gibson. The secret is in the neck pick up. Way different song than most neck pickups. Looks great plays great. I only wish it came with a hard shell case.
5/5

The Bird Flys

Got my Bird last week and at first didnt like it. Im used to Fenders and a Gibson Les Paul with slick necks either Satin or unpolished, this has a coat of Nitro on neck, but the more I played it the more comfortable it became. The substain seems to last forever and it sounds FANTASTIC through my amp, very nice ringing harmonic sound beast....Not for metal, but with right pedal, who knows... Nice smelling old school vibe....when I was 12 my dad bought me a non reverse Firebird with Mini Humbuckers....then I wanted this guitar but since it cost $70 more back in 1968 I got the Non Reverse. The sound though is reminiscent to the REVERSE Bird.... very well made....a small hint of fret buzz, but this is normal for this bird as it cant be heard through an amp....... I like it....Jim
5/5

When they say worth the wait, they ain't lying!!!

I ordered my Bird and it took about a month to receive!! But boy when I did I fell in love!!!Then when I unpacked her and plug her in and turn on the juice,WOW!!!!! This thing sings!!! It's a beauty!! It moved up to the #1 spot of my 6 strings!!!! Can't say enuff bout the craftsmanship of this beauty!!! You won't be disappointed!!!!! Thanks Gibson and to Sweetwater for the great setup!!!!! Don't hesitate to long cause it could be a long wait!!! The words out on these great looking. And sounding instruments!!!!!
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