The Gibson Firebird is one of Gibson's more radical body shapes, designed in the early 60s by Ray Deitrich, it aimed to improve upon the company's Flying V and Explorer models. View all information
Often described as the 'curved Explorer', it has a reverse offset body, meaning the horn on the treble side is longer than on the bass side for greater reach and comfort, and the tuning keys are also on the opposite side of the headstock to most electric guitars.
The Firebird employs either two humbucker or mini-humbucker versions of Gibson's 496R/496T pickups. These provide high gain, excellent note definition and plenty of sustain. The guitar was also the first solid body from Gibson to use neck-through construction wherein neck extends right through to the tail end of the body. This delivers better sustain than other necks, and allows for easier access to the top frets as there's no need for a heel where it joins the body.
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