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Gibson 2017 Firebird T Electric Guitar Pelham Blue

Item #: 
1500000027976
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The Gibson Firebird 2017 T is the original bird. Created by legendary automotive designer and visionary Ray Dietrich, the original 1963 Firebirds literally reversed conventional concepts for guitar bo... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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Overview

The Gibson Firebird 2017 T is the original bird. Created by legendary automotive designer and visionary Ray Dietrich, the original 1963 Firebirds literally reversed conventional concepts for guitar bodies and headstocks. Building on the famed Firebird Mini-Humbuckers, Steinberger gearless tuners, and neck-through-body construction, this year's Firebird also makes tremendous improvements in playability, thanks to polished frets and rolled binding. Delivered in a gig bag with a Gibson multi-tool, a premium leather strap and a polishing cloth.

Features

Body
  • Body shape: Firebird
  • Body type: Solid Body
  • Body material: Mahogany
  • Top wood: NA
  • Body wood: Mahogany
  • Body finish: Select finish
  • Orientation: Right Hand
Neck
  • Neck shape: Slim Taper
  • Neck wood: Mutli-ply (9 Mahogany/Walnut and 3 Mahogany)
  • Joint: Neck-Through-Body
  • Scale length: 24.75
  • Truss rod: Single Action
  • Neck finish: Select finish
Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 12"
  • Fret size: Medium
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Trapezoid
  • Nut width: 1.695"
Pickups
  • Configuration: Dual Humbuckers
  • Neck: Mini-humbucker 495R
  • Middle: N/A
  • Bridge: Mini-humbucker 495T
  • Brand: Gibson
  • Active or passive:
  • Series or parallel:
  • Piezo:
  • Active EQ:
  • Special electronics:
Controls
  • Control layout: 2 volumes, 2 tones
  • Pickup switch: 3-way switch
  • Coil tap or split:
  • Kill switch:
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Tune-o-matic
  • Bridge design:
  • Tailpiece: Stop Bar
  • Tuning machines: Steinberger Gearless Tuners
  • Color: Chrome
Other
  • Number of strings: 6
  • Special features:
  • Case: Gig bag
  • Accessories: Owners Manual, Truss Rod Wrench
  • Country of origin: USA
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Gibson2017 Firebird T Electric Guitar
 
4.4

(based on 7 reviews)

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Why did I wait so long?

By LAB

from Redmond, Washington

Comments about Gibson 2017 Firebird T Electric Guitar:

It comes with a case which was a bonus. Like the SG the price hike includes hard-shell case now.
Awesome guitar, sustain great. Classic with beautiful Gibson craftsmanship.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Classic Style & Design with Modern Amenities

By iDamaskus

from Pasadena, CA

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Great Tone
  • Lightweight
  • Solid Construction/Design

Cons

  • Typical Gibson G-String Tuning Issues

Best Uses

  • Light/Classic Rock

Comments about Gibson 2017 Firebird T Electric Guitar:

While I love all types of guitars and models, I have to say I think I've finally found "my" guitar. Primarily playing this through an Orange setup, it provides a smooth, warm and crunchy tone that could make a wolverine purr. Cleans sound crisp on the bridge as well as the neck, with a more sparkling low end feel on the bridge. Slap on some drive and gain and the bird pierces through. The body style isn't for everyone, but anyone looking for a truly standout instrument that has great tone needs to look no further.

My only complaint is the typical G-String tuning. Every Gibson I've owned (and it seems to be common) is the G-String has trouble staying in tune. After a proper setup the problem isn't nearly as prevalent, but it does happen. Not enough of an issue to send it back, but something to keep in mind for future shoppers. If you've played Gibsons, you'll be used to it.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Always wanted one, got it, keeping it!

By george

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Gibson 2017 Firebird T Electric Guitar:

Great deal on an iconic guitar. Sounds and plays great out of the box. Case is very heavy duty, and heavy. Action is a little high but that's how I like it. Intonation spot on. After close inspection I could find 0 flaws. She's a keeper!

(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Beautiful finish with great attention to detail

By The Steve

from LV, NV

Verified Buyer

Comments about Gibson 2017 Firebird T Electric Guitar:

It felt great unpacking a guitar that has never been on a showroom floor. Gibson's attention to detail shines as you go through the included inspection paperwork with an included photo of the guitar on the work bench. This model of Firebird not only came with all of the bells and whistles on the guitar, but all the accoutrements including a Gibson polishing cloth, a Gibson leather strap, and a full Gibson multitool. Les Pauls in this price range aren't as well polished as this incredible Firebird.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
2.0

Beautiful but weak

By Memo

from Guadalajara, Mexico

About Me Experienced

Pros

    Cons

    • Poor Pick Up

    Best Uses

      Comments about Gibson 2017 Firebird T Electric Guitar:

      Recently I got mine, an absolut beauty in vintage sunburst, beside the action is high wat really disapointed me is the bridge pickup, sadly the pourest I've ever had on a Gibson, if it was an Epiphone maibe I would'nt complain, I'd try to make both pickups sound at the same volume by lowering the other but, this is not the way it supose to be played a Standard Gibson Firebird, anyway I went to the store where I brought it and they offer me to replace the poor pickup, being in another country that is a big deal, but I remain a Gibson lover.

       
      5.0

      Excellent guitar

      By Emil

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Gibson 2017 Firebird T Electric Guitar:

      The guitar is a true gem. It plays like magic. Has an awesome tone. The best attribute is that it is light for a Gibson, 2nd is the awesome sounding pickups and the third is a smooth playing neck. I use it to play blues and classic rock.

      (0 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great Guitar But

      By Rogue 15

      from Fort Worth, Tx.

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Gibson 2017 Firebird T Electric Guitar:

      Personal use. I'm just a lover of great playin beautiful guitars.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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