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Gibson 2017 Firebird Studio T Electric Guitar - Vintage Sunburst


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  • Updated 2017 Gibson Firebird with traditional and modern appointments
  • Body made from hand-picked mahogany
  • Slim Taper mahogany neck offers top quality feel
  • 22-fret rosewood fingerboard is thicker to boost sound output
  • Fitted with Gibson ’496R and 500T hot ceramic humbucker pickups
  • Chrome Tune-o-matic bridge and aluminium Stop Bar tailpiece
  • Robust Mini-Grover tuners provide adept tuning
  • Self-lubricating tektoid nut enhances sustain
  • Includes padded Gibson gigbag, strap and polishing cloth
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Delivery to UK mainland addresses* is FREE on orders over £75 and up to 30kg. (As a guide, a standard electric guitar weighs approx. 3-5kg).

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Delivery to Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands & Islands, Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, Channel Islands and the Republic of Ireland. is weight dependant and will be indicated at the checkout

Delivery above 30kg to ANY location will vary according to weight and will be indicated at the checkout

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The Firebird was born of an age where Gibson were crafting their own range of solidbody guitars. The Firebird was designed alongside car designer Ray Dietrich, as such the iconic shape of the guitar draws influence from car tailfins often seen throughout the 1950s. The Gibson Firebird has been the guitar of choice for many incredibly famous musicians over the years, from Dave Grohl to Joe Perry, and the 2017 interpretation pays homage to its predecessors.


The 2017 Firebird Studio Traditional has the same, classic body shape with the longer right-hand horn, giving it that "reverse" appearance. The solid body is constructed from hand-picked mahogany, which has often been a significant tonewood in Gibson guitars. The Firebird has a solid body that feels incredibly lightweight, making it really easy to throw around on stage in those enthusiastic live performances.


The Firebird was one of the first Gibson guitars to use a neck-through construction. Using the traditional Mortis and Tenon neck joint, Gibson have firmly joined a mahogany neck using the time-tested Franklin Titebond 50 adhesive. The neck is given the fast, comfortable Slim Taper profile which is excellent for any modern player.

Aboard the neck is a thicker rosewood fingerboard with 22 frets at your disposal. The use of thicker rosewood boosts the depth of tone produced by the guitar for a high quality sound. Gibson have included a Tektoid nut that is self-lubricating for a better return to pitch and improved sustain.


The engines that power the sound of the 2017 Firebird are the 496R and 496T humbucker pickups. This hot, high-gain pairing features a 496R in the bridge position and a 496T in the neck position, providing its unmistakably aggressive sound. These humbuckers are well-known for offering an intricate midrange, thick lows and singing highs.

The Firebird retains the simple Gibson controls for rhythm and lead Volume and Tone, accompanied by a 3-way pickup toggle switch. Each control has a black tophat with a silver insert, complementing the body finish.


The reliable and accurate Mini Grover Kidney tuners provide a 14:01 gear ratio at the headstock of the Firebird.

A traditional chrome-plated aluminium Tune-o-Matic bridge and an aluminium Stop Bar tailpiece is fitted to the body ensuring increased sustain and resonance.

The 2017 model features some stand-out aesthetic appointments, such as the black Firebird pickguard with a gold stamp protecting the body against scratches. Gibson supply a padded gigbag to keep the guitar in the best possible condition. The 2017 Firebird Studio Traditional also comes with a Gibson USA guitar strap and polishing cloth, so looking after it will be a doddle.

Model2017 Firebird Studio Traditional
Body MaterialMahogany
Neck MaterialMahogany
Fingerboard MaterialRosewood
Pickup ConfigurationHH
Neck ProfileSlim Taper
No. of Frets22
Position InlaysDot
Bridge/TailpieceTune-o-matic / Stop Bar tailpiece
Pickups Neck: 496R
Bridge: 496T
Controls 2x Volume (Lead, Rhythm)
2x Tone (Lead, Rhythm)
Pickup Switching 3-Position Blade:
Position 1. Bridge Pickup,
Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups,
Position 3. Neck Pickup
Included Accessories Gibson Padded Gigbag - EVF - Black with White Logo
Truss Rod Wrench, Gibson USA Guitar Strap, Gibson USA Polishing Cloth, 2.5mm adjustment wrench
Gibson USA Owner's Manual
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