The Gibson Custom Shop Firebird Custom Electric Guitar in Ebony bears all the hallmarks of the classic model, with sleek curves and a streamlined shape that makes it a dream to perform with. To hold one is to understand why so many greats have been drawn to the Firebird, and the Custom Shop team have gone to great lengths to make this an exemplary model.
Slim and lightweight body
The unique Firebird reverse-style body is crafted using mahogany, which establishes a hearty mid-range tonal foundation. The thunderous gallop produced by the Firebird is the stuff of legend, and once you start laying down some earth-shaking riffs, you'll never want to stop. The body has been treated to an ebony paint job, with multi-ply binding offering a striking visual contrast. Fitted along the upper bout is a Firebird Custom pickguard with gold stamp to match the gold finished hardware.
Single-piece mahogany neck
The single-piece mahogany neck has a generous 24.75-inch scale length, which creates superb sustain so that each note rings out with the utmost clarity. Shaped to the medium C-shape profile, the neck affords a manageable feel in the hand with a reassuringly sturdy hold. Thanks to the unique body shape, the highest reaches of the neck are within your grasp.
Married to the neck is a resilient richlite fingerboard, which is home to 22 frets that are adorned with pearl custom block position inlays to guide your way in style. Rolled-over-fret binding guarantees smooth transitions across each and every fret to enhance the fast playing feel.
Fitted in the neck and bridge position respectively are the 490R and 498T pickups, which channel the classic vibe of Gibson's coveted PAF pickups. With an emphasis on mid-range bite, these awesome humbuckers are perfect for laying down some thick and meaty tones with plenty of aggression. Control comes in the form of independent volume and tone knobs for each pickup, as well as a Switchcraft toggle switch.
The Firebird headstock is fitted with the exceptional mini Grover tuning keys. Their excellent design and precise ratio ensure consistency in tuning each string as well as improving the overall sustain. To further boost sustain and resonance there is a traditional chrome-plated aluminium Tune-o-Matic bridge and an aluminium Stop Bar tailpiece.
Gibson have included a brown Firebird hardshell case so that you can transport your guitar with you wherever your music takes you.
Manufacturer Gibson Model Custom Firebird Custom Electric Guitar Body Material Mahogany Neck Material Mahogany Fingerboard Material Richlite Pickup Configuration HH Neck Profile Medium C-Shape No. of Frets 22 Position Inlays Pearl Custom Block Bridge/Tailpiece Tune-o-matic / Stop Bar Active/Passive Passive Tuners Mini Grover Pickups Neck: 490R
Controls 2 500K CTS Volume Pots
500K CTS Tone Pots
Finish Ebony Included Accessories Gibson Custom Shop Black Hardshell Case
Gibson Custom Certificate of Authenticity
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