Gibson Limited Edition 50th Anniversary Firebird Electric Guitar with Hardshell Case

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Revolutionary Styling and Radical Tones in a Stunning Celebration Guitar

Light-years ahead of its time when it first hit the scene in 1963, the Firebird has long been the choice of adventurous guitarists eager to break the mold for style and tone. This radical “Reverse-Bodied” electric guitar was conceived amid the chrome and tailfins of the Motor City by noted Duesenberg car designer Ray Dietrich, forged on the workbenches of Kalamazoo, and proven on rock and blues stages all over the world, earning its undeniable “classic” status… even after it had been deleted from the Gibson line-up in 1965 for proving just too hot for a conservative guitar scene to handle.

Now Gibson USA introduces the 50th Anniversary Firebird, a glorious gold-on-gold tribute to the revolutionary original ’Bird. The 50th Anniversary Firebird is crafted with all the hallmarks that made the original Firebird unique, including the through-neck construction, versatile contemporary Firebird mini-humbucking pickups, and reversed six-a-side headstock with “banjo” tuners (upgraded to Steinberger™ gearless tuners on this guitar). It’s all dressed in a spectacular Bullion Gold nitrocellulose finish with gold hardware and a black pickguard hot-stamped in gold with “50th Anniversary 1963-2013” and the traditional Firebird phoenix, for a look befitting its “Golden Anniversary” status.

To kick it all up a notch in the tonal stakes, Gibson USA equips the 50th Anniversary Firebird with its new breed of re-engineered Firebird Mini Humbucking pickups. Loaded with ceramic magnets and wound with 44 AWG wire in the neck position and 45 AWG wire in the hotter bridge position, these dual-blade humbuckers achieve classic Firebird tone with added punch and clarity. A set of high-tech Steinberger™ gearless in-line tuners offer unparalleled efficiency while retaining the traditional “no keys” look that preserves the elegant “bird’s beak” lines of the headstock. The pairing of a Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece offers rock-solid sustain and precise intonation—and with all hardware plated in genuine gold, it’s the perfect look for a 50th Anniversary celebration.

The Gibson 50th Anniversary Firebird includes a black Gibson hardshell case and owner’s manual, and is covered by Gibson’s Limited Lifetime Warranty and 24/7/365 Customer Service. Grab your 50th Anniversary Firebird while you still can, and help celebrate five decades of a true revolutionary.

Features:

  • Mahogany body available with stunning Gold Burst finish
  • Mahogany neck with slim, fast Firebird profile
  • Pair of Firebird Mini Humbuckers in the neck and bridge positions
  • Gold plated Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece
  • Steinberger gearless in-line tuners with 40:1 tuning ratio


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Things You Will Get:

    Electric Guitar
    Hardshell Case
Series Limited Edition
Model 50th Anniversary Firebird
Dimensions .
Number Of Frets 22
Scale Length 24-3/4"
Nut Width 1.695"
Neck Shape N/A
Fingerboard Radius 12"
Body Style Single Cutaway
Neck Type Neck Thru Body
Neck Wood Mahogany/Walnut
Body Wood Mahogany
Top N/A
Pickup Configuration H-H
Bridge Pickup Humbucker
Neck Pickup Humbucker
Middle Pickup N/A
Bridge Type Tune-O-Matic
Tuning Machines Sealed Gears
Orientation Right-Handed
Other Features .
Case/Bag Included Yes
Case Type Hardshell Case

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GibsonLimited Edition 50th Anniversary Firebird Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 3 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good feel (3)
  • Good pick up (3)
  • Good tone (3)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (3)
    • Practicing (3)
    • Recording (3)
    • Rock concerts (3)

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    5.0

    Excellent Guitar

    By Raystone

    from LI NY

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Gibson Limited Edition 50th Anniversary Firebird Electric Guitar:

      Great guitar wide neck big body,Try to demo one first before u buy its not for everyone. This guitar cuts through the mix real well,I lowered the pickups and put a tonepros tailpiece on it and it improved the sound alot

       
      4.0

      excelent guitar

      By RAY

      from Long Island NY

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • Needs setup

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Gibson Limited Edition 50th Anniversary Firebird Electric Guitar:

      Very well made I had a TIKIBIRD and I traded it for one of these the TIKIBIRD wouldnt stay in tune but this guitar does.

       
      5.0

      All around good.

      By Hardcore Hannah

      from Torrance, CA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts

        Comments about Gibson Limited Edition 50th Anniversary Firebird Electric Guitar:

        It's awesome! It's a beautiful piece of art. The sound that comes out of it is great! And the handling... It handles beautifully.

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