Famous for its “reverse” body style, the Firebird single-handedly changed Gibson’s fortune with solid-body guitars. The Gibson USA Firebird Tribute 2019 remains true to the original, groundbreaking style, offering the same “reverse” body but one of solid mahogany, and with a solid mahogany set neck instead of the neck-through-body construction. The rest of this Firebird is classic to the bone, from the dual mini-humbucking pickups to the classic hardware set, present here with chrome plating.
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: Satin Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck Material: Mahogany
Neck Profile: Slim Taper
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 Dots
Hardware Finish: Chrome
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: Black
Neck Pickup: Firebird Mini Humbucker, Rhythm
Bridge Pickup: Firebird Mini Humbucker, Lead
Controls: 2 Volumes, 2 Tones, 1 Toggle Switch
Strings: .009, .011, .016, .026, .036, .046
Case: Designer Series Gig Bag
Other: Includes Gibson Accessory Kit