Gibson 2016 HP Firebird Electric Guitar (with Gig Bag)

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Plug in this bird and soar to new heights! The nine-ply mahogany and walnut neck provides style and sustain while the mini humbuckers deliver classic tone.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
9-ply mahogany and walnut through neck Excellent sustain and resonance
Firebird Mini Humbucker pickups Classic Firebird tone: plenty of punch and clarity
G FORCE Quick, accurate automatic tuning
Dark rosewood fretboard Hand-selected for optimal tone and beauty

The Firebird V 2016 HP re-defines one of Gibson's most revolutionary electric guitars for a new generation of demanding players. It keeps its legendary neck-through-body construction, while adding an entire set of exclusive premium and high performance features. An exclusive fast-access heel, developed specifically for the Gibson USA High Performance lineup allows unprecedented access to the high notes - which, combined with a SlimTaper neck profile and soloist neck width, effectively makes it the fastest-playing Firebird ever made. Titanium metal for the saddles and the adjustable zero-fret nut delivers a bright, crisp tone, while being virtually indestructible and ensuring total, personalized control over the action. A pair of mini-humbuckers deliver classic Firebird tones, while genuine mother-of-pearl inlays add the final touch of class to a Firebird that flies higher than ever.

Gibson USA's wider soloist dimensions and fast-access heel make this the fastest bird you've ever played. Gibson's titanium zero-fret nut drops action as low as you'll dare to go, and it's all perfected by a precise Plek treatment and hand-finished final setup.
The archetypal neck-through-body construction with a nine-ply neck and body core and mahogany wings presents the reverse-body Firebird's legendary depth and sustain. A pair of Firebird Mini-Humbucker pickups present an outstanding blend of power and clarity, while a titanium nut and titanium bridge saddles allow it all ring like never before. read more

A thicker one-piece fingerboard with hand-rubbed oil finish, G-Force tuners, genuine mother-of-pearl inlays, improved knobs and plastics, and an exclusive labor-intensive hand-applied process for a smooth high-gloss nitrocellulose finish all add up to superior quality for optimum looks, feel and tone.


- Next-Generation Gibson G FORCE Tuners
- Sturdier, noiseless toggle switch
- Titanium saddles
- Firebird mini-humbucker Pickups
- Soloist neck width
- Mother-of-pearl dot inlays
- SlimTaper nine-ply neck-through-body construction
- Gold plated multi contact jack
- Fast-access heel
- Titanium adjustable zero-fret nut
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- Body Wood: Mahogany
- Neck Wood: 9ply Mahogany/Walnut
- Neck Profile: Firebird
- Thickness at Fret 1: 0.800"
- Thickness at Fret 12: 0.850"
- Peg Head: Firebird
- Peg Head Logo: on Truss Rod Cover hot stamp gold Gibson
- Headstock Angle: 14 degrees
- Nut: Titanium Zero Fret Nut
- Nut Width: 1.745"
- Fingerboard Wood: 1 Piece Dark Rosewood
- Fingerboard Radius: 30.48 cm / 12"
- Frets: 22
- Nut/End of Board: 1.745" @ nut, 2.310" @ end of board
- Scale Length: Equal tempered 24.75"
- Fingerboard Binding: Cream
- Side Dots (Color): Black
- Fingerboard Inlays: Mother of Pearl Trapezoid
- Pickups: 495R, 495T
- Tuning Keys: G Force
- Tuning Ratio: 40:01:00
- Bridge: Tune-o-matic w /Titanium saddles
- Tailpiece: Stop Bar
- Output Jack: HP 1/4" mono gold plated positive contact
- Strap Buttons: Aluminum
- Pick Guard: W/B/W with Red Firebird
- Truss Rod Cover: Black hot stamp Gold Gibson
- Knobs: Black top hat w/Silver Volume & Tone inserts
- Trim Rings: Chrome

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

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. (2 ratings)
Submitted February 13, 2016 by Eric M in Raleigh, NC
"A great go-to platform for several musical styles"
Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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This is my my 6th or 7th guitar and first Gibson. The Firebird HP is a step up from my electric 6 string. I hadn't paid attention to the G-fore tuners! Whoa... preset tunings that happen at the click of a button! Easy playing Soloist neck is gloss and just the right nut/neck for me. So far, I've done some practicing while using Guitar Rig 5 and Garageband on MAC through Komplete Audio 6. Amazing sustain. Awesome build quality. I don't gig or take this with me on trips, so gig bag helped me save. Setup from factory was great except for a buzzing 6th.
Musical Background:
Started learning guitar and music theory in 2004. When I'm not enjoying high end audio, I jam at home with acoustic and electric
Musical Style:
Rock is tops, but talented musicians can earn my respect in a heartbeat, no matter the style/genre. Most often I'll practice to
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