Gibson USA Firebird 2016 High Performance Guitar, Vintage Sunburst with Chrome Hardware
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- Gibson USA's wider soloist dimensions and fast-access heel make this the fastest bird you've ever played. The titanium zero-fret nut drops action as low as you'll dare to go, and it's all perfected by a PLEK treatment and hand finished final set-up.
- With the neck-through-body construction with a nine-ply neck and body core and mahogany wings that are loaded with Gibson Firebird Mini-Humbucker pickups that present an outstanding blend of power and clarity.
- Thicker one-piece fingerboards with hand-rubbed oil finish, G-Force automated tuners and hand-applied nitrocellulose finish all add up to superior looks, feel and tone.
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From the manufacturer
This 21st Century Phoenix Flies Higher
The Firebird 2016 HP re-defines one of Gibson's most revolutionary electric guitars for a new generation of demanding players. It keeps its legendary neck-through-body construction, while adding an entire set of exclusive premium and high performance features. A new and exclusive fast-access heel, developed specifically for the Gibson USA High Performance lineup allows unprecedented access to the high notes - which, combined with our SlimTaper neck profile and new soloist neck width, effectively makes it the fastest-playing Firebird ever made. Titanium metal for the saddles and the adjustable zero-fret nut delivers a bright, crisp tone, while being virtually indestructible and ensuring total, personalized control over the action. A pair of mini-humbuckers deliver classic Firebird tones, blending clarity and bite with depth and richness. The guitar has a new thicker, one-piece rosewood fingerboard with hand-rubbed oil finish for a luxurious look and feel, with genuine mother of pearl inlays to enhance the Firebird V HP’s premium status. Gibson USA sets up your Flying V HP so it plays the way any truly great American-made guitar should, right out of the hard shell case.
Body and neck
The body of the 2016 Firebird V HP is crafted from solid mahogany in the radical 'reverse-body' style, with the classic nine-ply 'neck-through-body' center core. The neck has our wider soloist dimensions, and a fast-access heel for superb upper-fret reach. A thicker one-piece rosewood fingerboard with a hand-rubbed oil finish with mother-of-pearl dot inlays adds to this guitar’s premium status.
Pickups and electronics
Two Firebird mini-humbuckers retain the bright, biting tone of the originals. They are wired through individual volume and tone controls, and a three-way switch.
Our new and improved G-Force automated tuners give a smoother, quieter performance, while a Tune-o-matic bridge with titanium saddles and a titanium zero-fret nut combine for superb clarity, brightness and sustain.
The guitar comes protected in a hard shell case and includes an Owner’s Manual.
About Gibson USA
Gibson USA is inspired by a tradition of innovation that stretches back to the company’s origin in 1896. Since then, the contributions Gibson has made to the art of guitar making have been continuously impressive—the humbucking pickup, Tune-o-matic bridge, adjustable truss rod, triple-pickup guitar, semi-hollowbody guitar, P-90 pickup, cryogenically-treated frets, automatic tuning, the zero-fret adjustable nut and much more—including radical body shapes like the Flying V, Explorer and Thunderbird. Introduced in 1952, the Gibson Les Paul has become—and remains—the world’s most iconic guitar.
With every instrument proudly produced in Nashville, Tennessee, Gibson USA keeps two important traditions alive: the tradition of innovation, and the tradition of hand-crafted instruments that are “American Made, World Played.” The Gibson team is driven by a passion for perfection—even the process of selecting, grading, and sorting wood for each specific guitar requires considerable expertise, as does the engineering research behind pickup design and selecting materials that strike the ideal blend of style, tone and durability.
What may be most recognizable about a Gibson USA guitar isn’t the distinctive shape, technical sophistication, or exceptional playability—it’s the magic. When people play a Gibson USA guitar, they experience the result of hundreds of human hands working to make the best guitar possible. Just by picking one up and holding it in your hands, you can share in the rich heritage that reaches back to the 19th century, the visual appeal of a work of art and the connection to the world’s greatest artists who have chosen to express themselves with guitars from Gibson USA.
2016 Firebird V HP
- Reverse-body Firebird styling
- Thicker one-piece rosewood fingerboard with MoP inlays
- Wider soloist neck with Zero-fret titanium nut
- Improved G-Force tuners
- Firebird mini-humbucker pickups
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|Body Material Type||Mahogany||Mahogany||Mahogany||solid-wood||Mahogany;maple||solid-wood|
|Color||Vintage Sunburst||Pelham Blue||Satin Cherry||Arctic White||Translucent Blue||Inverness Green Vintage Gloss|
|Fretboard Material Type||—||—||—||Maple||Rosewood||—|
|Guitar Bridge System||Tune-O-Matic||Tune-O-Matic||Tune-O-Matic||Tremelo||Tune-O-Matic||Tune-O-Matic|
|Guitar Pickup Configuration||humbucker||humbucker||humbucker||single-coil||humbucker||combination|
|Item Dimensions||18 x 44 x 8 in||5 x 50 x 18 in||20 x 8 x 18 in||5 x 42 x 15 in||17 x 7 x 44 in||8 x 20 x 44 in|
|Neck Material Type||—||—||—||Maple||Mahogany||Maple|
|Number of Strings||6||6||6||6||6||6|
The Firebird V 2016 HP re-defines one of Gibson's most revolutionary electric guitars for a new generation of demanding players. It keeps its legendary neck-through-body construction, while adding an entire set of exclusive set of premium and high performance features.