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Rating and Reviews: Gibson 2017 Firebird Zero

Sporting a unique reversed shape, Gibson Double Slug DS-C humbuckers and a set maple neck, this Firebird Zero offers incredible value for a USA-made guitar.

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"Damn good for the money!" submitted September 27, 2016

By Dave K in Haddam, CT
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Musical Background: Playing 37 years
Music Style: All
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Overall: An American Gibson for $499? The neck is sublime. Came in a decent gig bag ready to go. I could've gigged with it no problem. The finish is not mirror perfect but man this things plays great! I wish the body was a bit bigger and heavier, it seems neck heavy. It seems a bit skinny but I am a 250lb man so you mileage may vary. An unbelievable deal! Pickups are hot and sound great!
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"Great Base Level Gibson" submitted October 31, 2016

By James R in Falling Waters, WV
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Musical Background: Been playing close to twenty years
Music Style: Blues rock, country, rock and roll
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Overall: Gibson has given us the best value priced guitar they have ever made with this model. They really jumped it up by giving us two humbuckers and an adjustable wrap around bridge as opposed to a single pick up and non-adjustable bridge for almost the same price This guitar has a very Fender-esque feel to the neck and plays great. I had no problem jumping from my Strat to this guitar. The pickups are hot and growl with the best. Took me two hours to set her up to my playing taste. Action was a little high for me, so i had to adjust the bridge screw height and the intonation but otherwise she was ready to go. The inspection dude did a great job. The Gibson Firebird Zero is a great addition to any guitarists arsenal where quality humbucking sound is needed.
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"Can I get an "Amen"?" submitted November 28, 2016

By Michael Burger in Cleveland, OH
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Musical Background: 20 years on guitar. Gigs/Studio/Bedroom dance parties.
Music Style: Hardcore. Punk. Metal. Sludge. As long as it involves headbanging and neglecting hygiene.
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Overall: I was skeptical to make this purchase, but with the Play As You Pay option, it was difficult to not take my chances on a brand new, $500, American made Gibson. She's definitely a beauty and wayyyyy lighter than her big brother. Pretty versatile for sure. Have only had her for 24 hrs, but I don't foresee myself picking up another guitar for a while.
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"Awesome Sauce!" submitted November 10, 2016

By mark coldren in kansas city, MO
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Musical Background: I am 52 and have played guitar since I was 16. I played in a few Heavy Metal bands back in the 80's, good times...
Music Style: metal, rock
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Overall: Love this guitar, not as heavy as the original Firebird, sounds great. plays great, love the color.
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"2017 firebird s " submitted February 2, 2017

By kelly kosmas in peoria, AZ
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Musical Background: 40 years pro, now for me
Music Style: 70s 80s 90s rock, ballads sprinkled in some folk aka neil young
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Overall: just took it out of the box ,just like everybody else finish is just plain BAD, it wouldn't of been that hard of a fix if i keep it ive always wanted a british flag guitar so if its not to much i will do it. it also needs a custom set up new strings, however i bought this to get a good cheap gibson. now for the good pickups very cool hardware good for imports, neck really NICE, gig bag very cool backed by ZZ and gibson home run!!!!!!!!!
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"Gibson USA for $500 is hard to believe but true" submitted November 6, 2016

By Daniel A in Sterrett, AL
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Musical Background: Playing music for 30 years...mostly just for me.
Music Style: Rock....any type of Rock n' Roll...from alt to country to metal
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Overall: I couldn't believe the price when I saw it was Gibson USA for $500....plus its from zZounds. Great guitar for the money...no doubt. Is it perfect? Not by any means but if you want a good guitar to play around with plus believe in Gibson USA and zZounds then it is hard to go wrong.
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