Gibson 2016 Firebird V T Electric Guitar (with Gig Bag)

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Crank our monster riffs and soaring leads with the 2016 Firebird V. The classic 9-ply mahogany and walnut neck-through construction ensures singing sustain.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Firebird Mini Humbucker pickups Classic Firebird tone: plenty of punch and clarity
Neck-through-body construction Longer sustain; strong midrange; smooth feel
Steinberger gearless tuners High 40:1 tuning ratio for unparalleled accuracy
Tune-o-matic bridge Adjustable action and precise intonation

Created by legendary automotive designer and visionary Ray Dietrich, the original 1963 Firebirds literally reversed conventional concepts for guitar bodies and headstocks. Heads turned when guitarists took the stage with these original guitars, and players like Eric Clapton, Johnny Winter, and Phil Manzanera (Roxy Music) made classic music with the Firebird's combination of original looks and tones.

The Firebird V 2016 T flies again with a modern update of the original, boasting all the original mojo but with the addition of upgraded tuners and hard-rocking Steinberger Gearless tuning keys. Still eye-catching, the Firebird 2016 T packs all the sonic punch of the original with - extras that elevate this guitar to the pinnacle of playability.

Learn more about the Firebird V T in this overview demo:


- The familiar, time-proven playing feel of classic Firebirds
- Density for solid sustain, self-lubrication for accurate return-to-pitch after bending - without string stick
- World-class tuners provide exceptional efficiency while preserving the distinctive reverse headstock shape
- Renowned for a rich, clear, biting tone - yesterday and today
- There's no other way to obtain this kind of sustain
- Outstanding stability, excellent intonation, and time-tested performance
- The hand-sprayed, nitrocellulose lacquer helps your guitar look, feel, and sound its best
- The unique body design is rock solid, from the headstock to the strap pin
- Faithfully reproduced inlay read more design from the 1963 Firebird V
- Right out of the case, your handcrafted, American-made guitar is ready for immediate action
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- Neck width: Historic 1 11/16" neck width
- Nut: Graph Tech(TM) nut
- Tuners: Steinberger Gearless tuning keys
- Pickups: Traditional Firebird mini-humbuckers
- Body: Original neck-through-body construction
- Bridge: Tune-o-matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece
- Finish: Nitro Vintage Sunburst finish
- 9 ply mahogany-walnut neck: Classic nine-ply mahogany-walnut neck construction
- Inlays: Traditional trapezoid inlays
- Comprehensive setup: Comprehensive hand-finished setup

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-444-2766

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (17 ratings)
Submitted December 10, 2015 by Danial Swafford in Dayton, OH
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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The attention to detail that Gibson put into this guitar for the price is unreal. They even sent a picture of the guitar on the set up table! Playability is outstanding and sound is fantastic. Brought this guitar to the studio to record my bands EP and a few other high end guitars....didn't even touch the other guitars. Very versatile guitar. Ran it through a Orange OR15 and a Mesa 2x12. Blues to hard rock this guitar has you covered. Thanks Gibson and zZounds!
Musical Background:
18 years semi pro/home
Musical Style:
Rock, jazz, blues
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