Gibson Firebird V 2016 T Electric Guitar

 
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The Gibson Firebird V 2016 T brings back the revolutionary design from 1963 with a few modern-day upgrades!

Conceived amid the chrome and tailfins of the Motor City, forged on the workbenches of Kalamazoo, proven on rock and blues stages around the globe, the Gibson Firebird was one of the most radical instruments the world had ever experience when it hit the scene in 1963, and it's still a guaranteed head-turner today. The Firebird was the brainchild of legendary automotive designer and visionary Ray Dietrich (designer of classic Lincoln and Packard cars), enlisted by Gibson to bolster the guitar lines of the early '60s and help solidify the company's eminent rank among solidbody electric guitar manufacturers.

Dietrich's unconventional design was based loosely on both the legendary automobile tailfins of the 1950s, with a touch of the radical look of the Gibson Explorer, introduced five years earlier. Built precisely in the image of this icon, the Gibson USA Firebird 2016 T, with its classic "reverse-body" styling and reverse six-in-line "hawk's head" headstock, strikes a pose that remains as truly unique today as it was nearly five decades ago. It retains the visionary "through-body" neck design that increases sustain and resonance, while upgrading the instrument's power with a pair of ceramic-magnet mini-humbucking pickups that look identical to the originals.

With its nitrocellulose finish in Vintage Sunburst and traditional appointments such as the pearloid trapezoid fingerboard inlays, beveled headstock with black central section, and Firebird pickguard motif, today's Firebird is visually indistinguishable from its predecessor of the early '60s, but it roars like no 'Bird before it.

Considered just too far ahead of its time back in the day, the "reverse-body" Firebird was deleted for a somewhat more traditionally shaped "non-reverse" Firebird in 1965, and remains a rare bird indeed, but the Gibson USA Firebird V brings that radical look and sound back to the hands of hardworking guitarists everywhere. Gig bag included.

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GibsonFirebird V 2010 Electric Guitar with Hardshell Case
 
4.9

(based on 11 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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5.0

Gibson Firebird

By 

from Tampa, FL

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • A Craftsmanship
  • Beautiful Guitar
  • Great Feel
  • Great Sound

Cons

  • Cheap Zip Up Case
  • No Hardshell Case

Best Uses

  • Recreation

Comments about Gibson Firebird V 2010 Electric Guitar with Hardshell Case:

What can you say about a Gibson, great guitars. Very happy with purchase except for no hardshell case. My experience with your online sales person was awesome. Ira Hoch was most helpful, completed transaction with ease. Because of his help, i will use your online service to purchase again. As for the guitar, beautiful wood, very solid, slim fast neck, great tone.

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  • No
 
5.0

New Guitar Purchase

By 

from san diego

Verified Buyer

Comments about Gibson Firebird V 2010 Electric Guitar with Hardshell Case:

Jeff Baumgart was very helpful and I always look forward to working with him

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Timeless Classic for the Alternative Players

By 

from Edison, NJ

Staff Reviewer

Pros

  • Clear Tone On Clean
  • Iconic Shape
  • Snarly Crunch
  • Special Pickups

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concert
    • Home
    • Stage

    Comments about Gibson Firebird V 2010 Electric Guitar with Hardshell Case:

    For those that want a Gibby, but don't want the standard LP or SG, look no further than the Firebird reissue. Unlike traditional humbuckers, the firebird pickups don't suffer the dark muddy tones, but reap all the benefits of low noise. It's right in between a humbucker and a P90, but the cleans are sublime. If you like to really shape your tone with effect pedals, this setup will be a dream as it is so cooperative. Once you get past the odd shape, you'll realize that this guitar is special. It wants to please you more than its popular siblings. Have a play, and be prepared to fall in love. Comes with a hardshell case!

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    • No

    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    NECK THREW BODY DREAM

    By 

    from CANOGA PK CAL

    Staff Reviewer

    Comments about Gibson Firebird V 2010 Electric Guitar with Hardshell Case:

    VERY BALANCED SOUND. GREAT FEAL.THIS IS A HANDS ON REVIEW FROM ROCKIN DAVE AT SAM ASH MUSIC

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    • No

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Gibson brought it back to its glory

    By 

    from Edison, NJ

    Staff Reviewer

    Comments about Gibson Firebird V 2010 Electric Guitar with Hardshell Case:

    Quality sound with an interesting shape. The Firebird has mini humbuckers to give you a great clean tone but also allowing for a very nice crunch when the overdrive channel is turned up. Mahogany body creates a nice warm tone. Comes with a gig bag.

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Can't go wrong with a classic

    By 

    from New Brunswick, NJ

    Pros

    • Crystal Clear Tone
    • Great Playability
    • Sleek Design

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Live Gigs
      • Rock Bands
      • Studio

      Comments about Gibson Firebird V 2010 Electric Guitar with Hardshell Case:

      This is a newer version of the classic Firebird. It looks and sounds just like the originals and has a fantastic tone from deep moody cleans to over the top distortion. The humbuckers have a clear distinct sound and the neck plays like a dream. There's a reason these guitars have been around for decades, they still look and play great and offer an alternative to your standard Strat or Les Paul. The design is still striking and is sure to turn heads.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A true classic

      By 

      from Sam Ash Music Ontario

      Staff Reviewer

      Comments about Gibson Firebird V 2010 Electric Guitar with Hardshell Case:

      Solid guitar but still comfortable to play. Sound quality is awesome! Versitile- great for a lot of different players and a lot of different styles of music.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A modern classic

      By 

      from Columbus, OH

      Staff Reviewer

      Pros

      • Good Price
      • Looks Awesome
      • Made In Usa
      • Plays Great

      Cons

      • No Case

      Best Uses

      • Gigs
      • Home Use
      • Recording

      Comments about Gibson Firebird V 2010 Electric Guitar with Hardshell Case:

      I am not ashamed to say that I love Gibson. I own two Gibsons and I'm very happy with both instruments. The Firebird is a classic guitar, and I'm glad Gibson is making them again. It looks great, plays great and feels like a Firebird. I wish it shipped with a case, but I think the price is very reasonable given the quality of the guitar. I wouldn't let that be a deal breaker. This is a nice guitar.

      I am an employee at Sam Ash Music in Columbus, OH.

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      • No

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Classic style at a good price

      By 

      from Lombard, IL

      Staff Reviewer

      Pros

      • Cool Design
      • Easy To Play
      • Great Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Performance
        • Recording

        Comments about Gibson Firebird V 2010 Electric Guitar with Hardshell Case:

        The Firebird is one of the more interesting guitar designs from Gibson. It has a classic vibe that is also cutting edge. The mini humbuckers provide a well defined clean tone and have a strong crunch when played with some overdrive. This is a great guitar at an affordable price for a Gibson. The included gig bag is nice, but for a couple hundred dollars more, it would be nice to have a hard case.

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        • No
         
        5.0

        Who doesn't Love a Firebird?!

        By 

        from Canoga Park, CA

        Staff Reviewer

        Pros

        • Feel
        • Intonation
        • Versatility

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everything

          Comments about Gibson Firebird V 2010 Electric Guitar with Hardshell Case:

          This Firebird is incredible. It's great for all kinds of music, classic rock, 80's metal, 90's alternative, and modern rock and it does it all. I was surprised how great it is with some gain, you can get harmonics pretty easily! Turning down the volume a bit makes it's perfect for more laid back rock. Sounds wonderful clean too. Extremely versatile. Intonation also is really incredible.

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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 Gig Bag
          Series Traditional Series
          Model Firebird V 2016 T
          Warranty Info:

          Firebird V 2016 T Electric Guitar

          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.