Gibson Firebird 2017 HP Electric Guitar


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The Gibson Firebird V 2016 HP re-defines one of Gibson's most revolutionary electric guitars for a new generation of demanding players.

The Firebird V 2017 HP features the radical neck-through body design that Gibson made famous in 1963, while adding an entire set of exclusive premium and high performance features. The fast Slim Taper neck is made from a nine-piece mahogany and walnut laminate that extends from headstock to end pin, forming the central core of the body to maximize sustain and resonance. The body wings are made from mahogany to complete this sleek design. The High Performance fast-access heel offers unparalleled comfort when playing in the upper registers while the slightly wider Soloist width lends to this guitar's exceptional playability.

Although the Firebird V 2017 HP visually stays true to auto designer Ray Dietrich's original vision from the early 1960s, this current edition has some cutting edge modern appointments. The updated 495 mini-humbuckers employ high-output ceramic magnets in place of the Alnico originals. These produce a rich, clear, biting tone that makes this a killer axe for rock.

Gibson has added their revolutionary G-FORCE Tuners to this latest offering of the Firebird V, delivering unprecedented automated tuning capabilities. You can now access any preset tuning in just one second, which means you can realistically change tunings in the middle of a song, if needed. What's more, the tuners are now automatically engaged to operate both electronically or individually by hand. In comparison to older generations of the G-FORCE, this generation offers quieter operation, smoother manual tuning, and better looks.

Chrome High Performance hardware includes knurled UFO knobs, an adjustable titanium zero-fret nut for precise action adjustment along with a Tune-O-Matic bridge with strong, light titanium saddles for optimum performance and sustain. Includes Gibson hardshell case.

Get your Gibson Firebird V 2017 HP Electric Guitar today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

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  • Electric Guitar
  • Hardshell Case


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2017 HP Firebird in Pelham Blue


from Lamar, MO

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What a Firebird on steroids! Beautiful looking and plays great with the frets on binding addition. Very good clean and overdrive sounds with the pickups. A clear, bell like quality you wont find in SGs! Really dont understand everyones hangup with the stock Gibson Firebird pickups. Theyre actually more conducive for a band setting anyways. Just a bit hotter than the upgraded options. I can understand where a non Gibson player might equate these Firebirds to a Strat, but they play and sound morr similar to a Jazzmaster from my experience. The factory setup was the only con to this one, which definitely was not a deal breaker. Severe fret buzz from the low E string when played open. Nothing a rubber band behind the nut cant fix until I get her in to a Luthier. Otherwise, cant recommend these guitars enough if your in the market for a Gibson Hp line electric.

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Number Of Frets 22
Nut Width 1-11/16"
Body Style Other
Neck Type Neck Thru Body
Neck Wood 9-Ply Mahogany/Walnut
Body Wood Mahogany
Pickup Configuration H-H
Bridge Pickup Traditional Firebird Mini Humbucker
Neck Pickup Traditional Firebird Mini Humbucker
Bridge Type Tune-O-Matic with Stopbar Tailpiece
Tuning Machines Steinberger Gearless
Orientation Right-Handed
Case/Bag Included Yes
Case Type Hardshell Case
Series Traditional Series
Model Firebird V 2017 T
Warranty Info:

The manufacturer's warranty covers defects in materials and workmanship for the lifetime of the product. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.