Gibson struggled to respond to Fender’s wild success with solid-body guitars, but the Firebird changed everything. Gibson’s first foray into neck-through construction and “reverse” body styles, the Firebird represented a major stylistic shift, picking up where the failed Flying V, Futura, and Explorer left off, blazing forth fearlessly into new design realms. The USA 2019 model features Vintage Sunburst and Cardinal Red finishes, classic neck-through-body design with mahogany wings, 9-ply mahogany/walnut neck with Slim Taper profile, one-piece rosewood fingerboard, Steinberger gearless tuners, dual mini-humbucking pickups, a chrome hardware set and all the game-changing style as when the ‘Bird first spread its wings in ’63.
About Gibson USA:
Luthier Orville Gibson founded the Gibson Mandolin-Guitar Mfg. Co. Ltd. in Kalamazoo, MI in 1902. Its original aim was to make mandolins and mandolin-family instruments. Over the last 100-plus years, Gibson Brands, Inc., as it is now known, has since evolved into the world’s premier manufacturer of semi-hollow and hollow body electric guitars, as well as a celebrated portfolio of innovative solid-body and acoustic models.
Nashville: the home of country music, and the home of Gibson USA. Producing all Gibson solid-bodies, Gibson’s Nashville facility is the place where great love affairs, and guitars like the Les Paul and the SG, are born.
Body Material: Mahogany
Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck Material: 9-ply Mahogany/Walnut
Neck Profile: Slim Taper, Neck Through Body Construction
Scale Length: 24.75"
Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: 12"
Number of Frets: 22
Frets: Low - Cryogenically Treated
Nut Material: Tektoid
Nut Width: 1.695"
End of Board Width: 2.26"
Inlays: Acrylic Trapezoid
Bridge: Aluminum Nashville Tune-O-Matic
Tailpiece: Aluminum Stopbar
Tuning Machines: Grover Mini Rotomatics
Pickguard: White 3-ply
Control Knobs: Black Top Hats with Silver Reflector
Switch Tip: White
Neck Pickup: Firebird Mini Humbucker, Rhythm
Bridge Pickup: Firebird Mini Humbucker, Lead
Controls: 2 Volumes, 2 Tones & Toggle Switch
Strings: .009, .011, .016, .026, .036, .046
Case: Hard Shell Case
Other: Includes Gibson Accessory Kit