The Gibson 2016 Firebird HP electric guitar marries the best of vintage construction and tone, and mixes it with modern technology to deliver this stunning hybrid for musicians of all styles. High performance is a term that is synonymous with Gibson and this version of the Firebird is certainly no exception.
Solid Neck-Thru Construction
The 2016 Firebird HP has been treated to the standard neck-thru construction, which provides an exceptionally strong playing support along a generous 24-3/4-inch scale length. The neck material is composed of a 9-ply mahogany/walnut partnership, which offers a sumptuous feel in the hand, whilst the '60s slim taper profile allows you to play at lightning speed.
Rich Rosewood Fingerboard
Paired with the neck is a bound rosewood fingerboard, which is home to 22-frets that are adorned with pearloid trapezoid inlays to aid in your navigation. The fingerboard is shaped to a 12-inch radius, a measurement favoured by Gibson for many years across their instruments as it lends itself beautifully to smooth bends and seamless transitions across each string.
Fitted to the neck are mahogany "wings", which create the instantly recognisable Firebird design. The mahogany adds to the rich timbre of the guitar, providing depth and energy with a roaring mid to low-end growl. The body has received a striking vintage sunburst that is protected by a coating of nitrocellulose to prevent premature damage from affecting the finish.
Versatile Gibson Humbuckers
The Gibson 2016 Firebird HP is equipped with a pair of 495R (neck)and 495T (bridge) mini-humbucking pickups, which are each constructed using coils wound around dual ceramic magnets, creating a pair of sonic powerhouses that leap out with energy. The bridge pickup is wound with thicker gauge wire to create a "hotter" output, great for executing chugging riffs and searing solos. Control over your tone comes in the form of a three-way pickup selector switch, as well independent volume and tone controls for each pickup. Whether you select either pickup individually, or both simultaneously, Gibson has calibrated each one meticulously to guarantee a sublime response every time.
To polish off this exceptional guitar, fitted to the headstock are the next generation Gibson G-FORCE tuning machines which allow you to retune your strings with pure simplicity thanks to the built-in servo motors in each key that detect the strings’ vibrations and alter the tuning accordingly. The G-FORCE machines work quietly even when used manually, and it has an easy-to-read lit up display at the back of the headstock so that you can even retune on a dark stage. If you're seeking an iconic model that is bursting with energy, then the Gibson 2016 Firebird HP Electric Guitar is the one for you.
Manufacturer Gibson Model 2016 Firebird HP Electric Guitar Body Material Mahogany Neck Material 9-Ply Mahogany/Walnut Fingerboard Material Bound Rosewood Pickup Configuration HH Bridge Hard Tail No. of Frets 22 Position Inlays Pearloid Trapezoid Bridge/Tailpiece Tune-o-Matic/Stopbar Tailpiece Active/Passive Passive Tuners G-Force Pickups Neck: 495R Ceramic Humbucker
Bridge: 495T Ceramic Humbucker
Controls 3-Way Pickup Switch, Volume 1, Tone 1, Volume 2, Tone 2 Pickup Switching 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup Finish Vintage Sunburst Included Accessories Gibson Gig Bag
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