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Gibson 2017 Firebird Zero Electric Guitar Blackberry

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Firebird Zero is new for 2017, this stunning Firebird Zero was designed around Gibson's S Series, with rigorous standards of quality and innovation. It is Made in USA, with American craftsmanship that... 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.
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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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Overview

Firebird Zero is new for 2017, this stunning Firebird Zero was designed around Gibson's S Series, with rigorous standards of quality and innovation. It is Made in USA, with American craftsmanship that is second to none, featuring superior quality, tone, and playability, and a unique design that will make heads turn.The Firebird Zero features a nitrocellulose finish, with our new Nitro Light Gloss for the body and a Nitro satin finish for the neck. It employs a glued-in neck which is made of one piece of solid maple with a slim taper profile, topped with a one-piece solid rosewood fingerboard. Solid wood for the body and completely new, modern, Made in USA, Double Slug DS-C humbuckers complete the picture for a guitar that delivers the absolute best value out there and amazing quality, tone and playability. 

FEATURES

Body 
Body shape: Firebird
Body type: Solid Body
Body material: Solid Poplar
Top wood: Solid Poplar
Body wood: Solid Poplar
Body finish: Select finish
Orientation: Right Hand
Neck
Neck shape: Slim Taper
Neck wood: Maple
Joint: Set Neck
Scale length: 24.75
Truss rod: Single Action
Neck finish: Select finish
Fretboard
Material: Rosewood
Radius: Slim Taper
Fret size: Medium
Number of frets: 22
Inlays: Dot
Nut width: 1.695"
Pickups
Configuration: Dual Humbuckers
Neck: Made in USA double slugs DS-C Rhythm
Middle: N/A
Bridge: Made in USA double slugs DS-C Lead
Brand:
Active or passive: Passive
Series or parallel:
Piezo:
Active EQ:
Special electronics:
Controls
Control layout: 1 tone, 1 volume
Pickup switch: 3-way switch
Coil tap or split: No
Kill switch: No
Hardware
Bridge type: Adjustable Wraparound
Bridge design:
Tailpiece:
Tuning machines: Mini-buttons
Color: Chrome
Other
Number of strings: 6
Special features: None
Case: Gigbag
Accessories: Owners Manual, Truss Rod Wrench
Country of origin: USA
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Gibson2017 Firebird Zero Electric Guitar
 
3.1

(based on 8 reviews)

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57%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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Cons

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Best Uses

  • Practicing (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

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(11 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

This Guitar Showed Me How Little Most People...

By Jordan

from Milwaukee, WI

Pros

  • Light Weight
  • Performing
  • Poplar Body
  • Price Value
  • Recording
  • Rehersal

Cons

  • Stripped Down

Best Uses

  • Performing
  • Recording
  • Rehersal

Comments about Gibson 2017 Firebird Zero Electric Guitar:

This guitar showed me how little some people know about guitars. First off, i keep seeing people write "it feels cheap". It's a poplar body which is a very light weight wood, with excellent tonal qualities! Secondly, there is glued on neck with no bolts or plate on the neck joint, which aides in its light weight. Thirdly, the hardware is bare minimal. Tuners, bridge, knobs, input jack, and toggle switch-that's it! Not much metal to deal with on this, but these are the reasons it's light weight.
Playability: truthfully, I was very intrigued with the "Gibson double slug pickups" addition. Gibson factory pups which supposedly were to offer a chunky heavy rock tone, which I am witnessing right now as I'm playing. No feedback, no buzz, no electronics issues!
Lastly, this guitar is visually stunning! You can chose between Pelham blue or black. I bought black, but under the simple black finish, you can still see the wood grain, which is gorgeous!
All in all, this guitar is a fantastic deal! Please do your homework on your guitars inside and out to ensure complete knowledgeability of the product before you type a review and have no reasons to back your accusations up. Thanks.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(11 of 32 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

stay away

By hotrazor

from pittsburgh, pa

Pros

  • it's light

Cons

  • poor quality in every aspect

Best Uses

  • paper weight

Comments about Gibson 2017 Firebird Zero Electric Guitar:

please don't buy this guitar even if youre a beginner. There are lots of companies making better guitars for this price.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(9 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Save your money.

By richard

from undisclosed

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Comments about Gibson 2017 Firebird Zero Electric Guitar:

Very disappointed in hardware & electronics (korean/china). Cool body design. Pickups sound great. Neck heavy . Amateur finish work .Could have been a great axe !

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Coolest looking Melody Maker around

By Scott

from NY

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone

Cons

  • Poor Tailpiece

Best Uses

  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Small Venues

Comments about Gibson 2017 Firebird Zero Electric Guitar:

I love the Zero. I think most people check it out expecting a Firebird Studio type guitar and are disappointed. This is most definitely Melody Maker DNA here. Really fun n' funky guitar that isn't too precious to take anywhere. The pickups are OK, take a little dialing in for the sweet spot but it's in there. Everything on the guitar works well except for the odd tailpiece choice. An import adjustable stoptail that doesn't sit right and can't be set low enough to take advantage of the great neck on this guitar. A quick swap for an aftermarket "lightning bolt" stoptail and the guitar is a killer. Really light and a blast to gig with!

(3 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Can you say "garbage"?

By Rick Rice

from Sierra Vista, AZ

Comments about Gibson 2017 Firebird Zero Electric Guitar:

I had high hopes for this product. Those hopes were dashed after only a cursory inspection. The action was high. The intonation was way off. Pickups are just so-so. The gigbag was the nicest thing about this order. Do yourself a favor and avoid this "instrument". I have a bottom line Squier Tele that blows this piece of garbage away.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

I was this close...

By Ben

from Los Angeles

Comments about Gibson 2017 Firebird Zero Electric Guitar:

I was really hot on getting one of these when I first saw them... I went to a couple of GCs looking to see them in person before buying one.

First, the body is smaller and thinner than a normal Firebird. That was kind of a deal breaker for me. While I commend Gibson for taking a chance on making a "budget" line of USA-made guitars, this one just falls short. For almost the same money, you can find used Gibson Les Paul Studios.

The hardware is not great, but I will say this, the pickups do sound good and it plays good enough.

This is definitely a "beginner" Gibson model (which is what Epiphone is supposed to be). I would think that a young player looking for their first or second "real" guitar (upgrading from a sub-$300 guitar), would love one of these. This is probably what Gibson had in mind for these. Also, they score some bonus points for going with an unusual body style that you don't see every day.

Overall, the guitar is not horrible. I hope that Gibson learns from these and makes some tweaks based on customer feedback

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Its okay in my opinion

By dankwell

from New York City

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Gibson 2017 Firebird Zero Electric Guitar:

    This guitar is sounds good and everything, but its the only reason I would buy it. Its uncomfortable to sit down with, I recommend performing standing up. I do want to include that the tone is great, I tried many guitars and this guitar sounds better than a prs se custom which are like around $750, but those can come with 24 frets and a tremolo system, which too bad many gibsons like this are just 22 frets with no trem. My point is the way it sounds is the only reason I would buy it.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome guitar for smaller guitar players

    By MK

    from Southern California

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Pick Up
    • Lightweight
    • Neck size

    Cons

    • High action
    • Requires frequent tuning

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Gibson 2017 Firebird Zero Electric Guitar:

    This guitar is very comfortable for me to play. I'm a petite female guitarist with very small hands. I've had a baby Taylor acoustic for years and a Squire Tele, but I've struggled to be able to play barre chords on an electric - until now. The Firebird Zero is very comfortable for me to play and it fits my fretting hand perfectly. It sounds fantastic, even with my cheap practice amp.

    On the downside, the action was very high and some set-up was required. The overall feel of the guitar is great for me, so I'll probably end up doing some upgrades and may replace the bridge with a better quality one. I adjusted the intonation, but it still goes out of tune too often.

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