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Gibson Firebird 2010 Electric Guitar (with Case)

Join the ranks of Eric Clapton, Johnny Winter, and many more rock greats with this Firebird. It features a '60s SlimTaper neck and ceramic mini-humbuckers. (8) Read 4 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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What's special about this product?
Features: What it does for you:
Black block position inlays Classic, vintage look and upgraded quality
Rosewood fretboard Open, warm tone and smooth playing feel
Ceramic mini-humbuckers High output, great for crisp rock rhythms
Tune-o-matic bridge Adjustable action and precise intonation

Product Description

The Gibson Firebird 2010 Electric Guitar lives in a totally different realm of cool! This Gibson release perfectly re-presents the timeless design that has proven striking ever since it was introduced in 1963. Gibson has done the new release absolutely to spec, with a few small additions to make it friendlier to the modern-day player. The high-output ceramic mini-humbuckers immediately conjure the bright jangle of the 1960s, while the Steinberger Gearless tuners are a thoughtful modern touch that improves intonation stability and overall sustain.

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Legendary Design Followed to a T

The Gibson Firebird 2010 Electric Guitar bass is built with a 9-ply mahogany/walnut neck-thru body curving out with its characteristic mahogany wings. The rock-solid body is fully through-jointed to a mahogany/walnut neck with a hybrid design that combines the 1950s rounded depth with a 1960s-style slim-taper width. This leads to a neck that feels great and plays with even sustain all the way up through the highest frets. It measures approximately .800 inches thick at the 1st fret and .850 inches at the 12th. Built to original specifications, the Firebird V headstock is carefully angled at 14 degrees, which creates the perfect pressure "sweet spot" across the 1.695-inch nut.

Distinct and Powerful Vintage Tone

The Firebird 2010 boasts Gibson 495R and 495T mini-humbucking pickups. These have been updated with ceramic magnets for added punch and clarity, yet still have all the high-end character and color for which the Firebird was such so acclaimed by guitarists. The pickups are wired through the vintage-style three-way toggle switch, with independent Volume and Tone controls.

High-Grade Hardware

The Gibson Firebird 2010 Electric comes almost entirely with to-specification hardware designs originating with the 1960s models, like the classic Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece. The 2010 release, however, brings an extremely useful modern tweak to the Firebird with a set of plated chrome Steinberger gearless tuners boasting an amazing 40:1 turn ratio. These reversed six-in-line tuners offer a straight string pull through the PLEK-cut slots in the dense Corian nut. This eliminates string pinching and nixes potential tuning problems. They also are designed to perfectly accent the classic hawks-head design of the Firebird.

Eternally Iconic

Its one-of-a-kind profile and construction makes the Gibson Firebird one of the most radical and recognizable designs in guitar history. Good thing someone asked famous automobile designer Ray H. Dietrich to design this beauty.

Features:

- Two high-output ceramic mini-humbuckers
- Steinberger Gearless tuners
- Hybrid neck design
- Mahogany/Walnut body
- Nine-ply Mahogany and Walnut neck
- Rosewood Fingerboard
- 22 Frets
- Single-ply Binding
- Pearloid Trapezoid Inlays
- 2 x Volume and 2 x Tone knobs
- Three-way pickup toggle switch
- Black top hat knobs
- Tune-o-matic Bridge
- Gibson Hardshell case included

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Body: Mahogany Walnut neck-thru with Mahogany Wings

Neck: Nine-ply Mahogany and Walnut

Profile: 1960 slim taper

Thickness at 1st Fret: 0.800 inches

Thickness at 12th Fret: 0.850 inches

Peghead Pitch: 14 degree

Fingerboard: Rosewood

Frets: 22

Binding: Single-ply

Inlay: Pearloid Trapezoid

Scale Length: 24-3/4 inches

Nut Width: 1-11/16 inches

Width at 12th Fret: 2.062 inches

Total Length: 18.062 inches

Pickups: Two high-output ceramic mini-humbuckers

Controls: Two volume, two tone, three-way switch

Knobs: Black top hat

Tuners: Steinberger Gearless tuner

Bridge: Tune-o-matic

Hardware: Chrome

Case: Gibson Hardshell (Included)

Interior: Dark Grey Plush with Black Shroud

Exterior: Black Reptile Pattern Hardshell

Silkscreen: Silver 'Gibson USA' logo
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-4GIBSON

Product Description

An iconic guitar that has been linked to players from Clapton to Johnny Winter, the 2010 Firebird from Gibson is a vintage guitar design that meets the needs of the modern guitarist. With a 9-ply mahogany and walnut neck-thru body with mahogany wings, 1960s slim-taper profile, a pair of ceramic mini-humbuckers and the addition of Steinberger's gearless tuning machines, the Firebird 2010 has all the high-output glory that made its predecessors well-loved among players everywhere.

Features:

- Mahogany and walnut neck-thru body with mahogany wings
- Nine-ply mahogany and walnut 1960 slim taper neck
- 22 fret, rosewood fingerboard
- Two high-output ceramic mini-humbuckers
- Steinberger gearless tuners
- Includes Gibson hardshell case
Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 (8 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Beautiful guitar"
Sound: The sound overall is pretty good, although the pickups are a little hotter than I expected or wanted them to be, but mellow nicely with the volume knob. Sustain is excellent and a lot of tonal variation is available if you spend some time turning knobs. Fits really nicely in between my strat and les paul sounds. Feature: The most noticeable feature of this guitar are the addition if Steinberger fearless tuners in place of the traditional banjo style. This is the main point that prevented me from buying this guitar sooner but after some getting used to I can't rave about them enough. Extremely accurate, don't weigh the neck down and retain the overall loo of the older style banjos. Beyond the tuners, this guitar has a beautifully finished mahogany body with mahogany and walnut neck through construction with a really nice bound rosewood fretboard and high quality hardware throughout. Ease of Use: This guitar has a super comfortable wide-flat neck feel that I really like. The flat radius makes bends extremely smooth without dropping out, but still makes chord work comfortable. As I mentioned before, pickups are a bit too hot for the blues I bought it for but as long as you're comfortable using the volume knob it stays manageable. Pickups definitely seem geared more toward the harder rock audience which is fine. Quality: Built exactly how a Gibson ought to be, extremely high quality woods and hardware, obvious hand craftsmanship and great finish work. This guitar will outlast me, no question. Value: Definitely worth the price, and I can't think of another manufacturer that can come close to the quality of this guitar Manufacturer Support: Haven't dealt with the manufacturer directly with this instrument but past contact has been professional and helpful. The Wow Factor: There's really nothing like a Gibson Firebird, there's a vibe that's unmatchable and some distinct tones available. Any guitar can sound good at any price but vibe is hard to attain. This guitar has vibe to spare. Overall: Bought the Gibson Firebird V from zZounds about a month ago and haven't put it down since. Exceptional build quality, sound and iconic style make this my go-to guitar.
Style of Music: Blues, soul, rock and roll
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Overall: My wife purchased this guitar for me for Christmas. All I can say is WOW! I was a bit nervous about this guitar, but when I opened it and started playing, all those fears went away. The hybrid neck is fabulous. Overall, this guitar is a thing of beauty that sounds great and plays like a dream. I am a bigger guy and the size of the guitar is very comfortable. I love it!
Style of Music: Rock, blues
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