The Epiphone Firebird Electric Guitar in Vintage Sunburst comes from the 'Inspired by Gibson' Collection, bringing the first-ever Firebird as it was produced in 1963 to the modern age at a price that is simply incredible value for money. The 'reverse' design of the body and upside-down headstock were revolutionary at the time of their inception, bringing some much-needed revitalisation to a saturated guitar scene. The guitar found a place with legendary guitarists, from Eric Clapton to Joe Bonamassa, thanks to its good looks and incredible tone.
Unique Reverse Body
The Epiphone Firebird has a unique 'reverse' body design composed of solid Mahogany to ensure classic rock tone that mixes warmth with plenty of bite. The idea for the Firebird came about when Ted McCarty, then President of Gibson, asked the famous US car designer Ray Dietrich to design a guitar resulting in an all-time rock classic.
Mahogany / Walnut Neck
The neck is crafted from a Mahogany/Walnut, ensuring parity with the body tonewood. Shaped to the Slim Taper C-profile, you can be sure of a comfortable playing feel no matter whether you're fretting chords or letting rip with a searing lead lick. Married to the neck is an Indian Laurel fretboard which ensures a sumptuous playing feel, marked by white dot inlays to ensure you never lose your way.
ProBucker FB720 Pickups
The Epiphone Firebird has two ProBucker FB720 mini humbuckers which are constructed around the original specifications of pickups from the mid-60s. These pickups produce a clean, bright output with amazing touch sensitivity and a warm low end, ensuring that amazing guitar tone is always at your fingertips. Two volume and tone controls alongside a three-way pickup selector ensure you have plenty of options for sonic sculpting with CTS electronics to ensure vintage tone abounds.
The Explorer has a LockTone Tune-o-Matic bridge with a Stopbar tailpiece to ensure fantastic intonation and an easily adjustable action. Working in conjunction alongside the Grover Mini tuners with an 18:1 ratio, you get tuning stability that won't let you down no matter how hard the power chords.
The Epiphone Firebird Electric Guitar in Vintage Sunburst is an unusual looking guitar that is sure to turn heads whether you're at a gig or at the studio. Melding vintage aesthetic with a modern build quality you're getting an incredible piece of kit here at a more than reasonable price.
Manufacturer Epiphone Model Firebird Body Mahogany Neck Material Mahogany/Walnut Profile SlimTaper C-profile Nut width 1.693-inch / 43mm Scale length 24.75-inch (628.65mm) Number of frets 22 Nut Graph Tech Inlays Trapezoid Bridge LockTone Tune-o-matic Tailpiece Stopbar Tuners Grover Mini 18:1 Ratio machine heads Plating Nickel Neck pickup ProBucker FB720 Bridge pickup ProBucker FB720 Controls 1 - Neck Volume, 1 - Bridge Volume, 1 - Neck Tone, 1 - Bridge Tone, 1 - CTS Electronics
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