Gibson's innovation was flying high during the late '50s and early '60s, and the Firebird was definitely one of their most imaginative creations. First introduced in 1963, this axe was the first Gibson solid body to use neck-through construction. Other cool aspects of the Firebird were its reverse headstock, mini-humbucking pickups and planetary geared "banjo style" tuning keys. Today, Gibson specializes in a wide range of Firebird reissues that combines modern enhancements with everything that made the guitar so unique in its early days.
From Custom Firebird Vs to 50th Anniversary specials and even signature models from legendary guitarists, you'll have no problem finding the perfect Gibson Firebird for you in this section. For those who prefer a classic Sunburst look, check out the 2015 Firebird Electric Guitar. Featuring mahogany wings spread across its expanded 9-ply laminated neck-through construction, mini-humbucker pickups with new barrel jacks and Steinberger tuners, the 2015 Firebird in Vintage Sunburst is a real stunner. Of course, this guitar benefits from a bunch of other upgrades as well, including a zero fret nut, wider neck and fingerboard and an improved jack design.
As mentioned, Gibson also has Firebird signature models, and the Elliot Easton "Tikibird" Firebird is ideal for anyone who wants a similar tone to a legend who played on many classic rock hits. Elliot's distinct lead guitar style came to prominence on early Cars singles like "Just What I needed" and "My Best Friend's Girl", and his frenzied riffs were quite often delivered on a Gibson Firebird. Boasting a pair of '57 Classic humbuckers, versatile coil-splitting and a slim, fast neck carved to Elliot's specifications, the Elliot Easton "Tikibird" is, pun intended, just what you need.
And these two Firebird options are only the tip of the iceberg. In fact, our selection is loaded with many vintage previously owned models as well - you never know what might show up, so be sure to check back often. The amount of influential players who've hit stages and studios with Firebirds includes Dave Grohl, Neil Young and even all four Rolling Stones six-string masters. When you're ready to add your name to that impressive roster, the Firebird for you can be found here.