Gibson Firebird V 2016 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 2016 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 2016 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 original mini-humbuckers have been updated to 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. The electronics are updated with a sturdier, noiseless High Performance toggle switch and a gold-plated multi-contact jack for superior connection.

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.

High Performance hardware completes the package, and includes 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 High Performance gig bag.

Get your Gibson Firebird V 2016 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
  • Gig Bag


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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


Phenomenal Guitar but...


from Indianapolis, IN

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  • Action Was Great Oob
  • Looks Fantastic
  • Tone Is Amazing


  • Sent Me A Gig Bag

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I have been playing guitar for 10 years and for the first time in many years I am excited about playing again. Until I received this beautiful piece of instrument, I was a die hard ESP / Ltd fan, always loved the crunch they offered and heavy tone. One quick session in Sam Ash playing this bad boy (paired with the Orange th30h) swayed my choice of brand. I have never heard such clarity on all frequencies (for the price); mids and lows sit right where they need to be and aren't completed overpowered by the trebles and there is no "boxy" over-compressed tone whatsoever. Action was great right out of the box, didn't even need a setup to go straight into the studio.

Something I've never seen before came standard on this guitar; the automated tuning machine. They. Are. AWESOME! I haven't had a ton of time to play with it but it's simple... turn it on, strum ONCE and BAM! Your guitar is now tuned. Any guitarist can appreciate the epic nature of this feature.

I am giving this guitar 5 stars because it is worth every bit with the caveat that I am somewhat peeved that the review claims to include a "Gibson hardshell case" and they sent me a lousy gig bag. Granted, it is a nicer one with about 2 inches of foam padding on each side, but it's a gig bag none-the-less. I don't want to carry about a $1500 guitar from performance to performance in minimal protection. I will be contacting Sam Ash / Gibson about this issue. If rectified, this guitar purchase will be the best thing I've done all year, if not, still a excellent guitar! Highly recommended.

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Number Of Frets 22
Scale Length 24.75"
Nut Width 1.745"
Body Style Firebird
Neck Type Neck Thru Body
Neck Wood 9-Ply Mahogany/Walnut
Body Wood Mahogany
Pickup Configuration H-H
Bridge Pickup 495T Mini Humbucker Fbird
Neck Pickup 495R Mini Humbucker Fbird
Bridge Type Tune-O-Matic with Titanium Saddles/Stop Bar Tailpiece
Tuning Machines G-FORCE
Orientation Right-Handed
Case/Bag Included Yes
Case Type Deluxe Gig Bag
Series High Performance Series
Model Firebird V 2016 HP

Gibson GFORCE Owners Manual 2016

Gibson GFORCE Quick Start Guide

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.