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Gibson 2017 Firebird Zero Electric Guitar Pelham Blue

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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's Made in USA, with American craftsmanship ... Read More

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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's 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 a 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:Gibson
  • Active or passive: Passive
  • Series or parallel:
  • Piezo: No
  • 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
 
3.4

(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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    • Was this a gift?:
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1.0

Feels Very Cheap

By Mike the Mover

from Pittsburgh, PA

Comments about Gibson 2017 Firebird Zero Electric Guitar:

This thing feels very cheap as soon as you pick it up. I honestly cant believe that Gibson put its name on this thing. It feels like a $100 no-name guitar. If you are looking for a guitar in this price range, that is decent, and you like Gibson style, go for an Epiphone Les Paul Trad Pro or something like that instead of this thing.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

yes but i do have one already

By White Wolf

from Phx AZ

Comments about Gibson 2017 Firebird Zero Electric Guitar:

Every day Great would buy

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

It was great but this what it needs to be off the chain

By White Wolf

from phx.A.Z

Comments about Gibson 2017 Firebird Zero Electric Guitar:

But did get restrung with Ernie ball.10's adjusted neck Relief, Reset Saddle heights ,Adjusted intonation, Recut not slots Adjusted pickup Heights, tuned this is one of a kind with the right set up off the chain would tell buy do all this.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
 
5.0

Firebird Zero is the new Melody Maker

By Megafrog

from York, PA

Pros

  • Good pickups for the price
  • Price

Cons

  • The guitar is small

Best Uses

  • Decoration
  • Jamming
  • Playing Out

Comments about Gibson 2017 Firebird Zero Electric Guitar:

I picked one of these up in store and I honestly am pretty satisfied with it. The size of the guitar is small, very small. The weight of the guitar is very light as well. The finish of the guitar is comparable to a similarly priced Fender IMO.

I had to do a setup on mine when I got it home and it plays like a champ. I like the tone on the Dual Slugs, especially the neck pickup. I play this through a Laney Cub with a Cub 2x12 under it and this does quite well. I have compared the tone on this guitar with some of my other guitars, (2016 Gibson SG Faded, 2017 Gibson M2, 2014 Gibson SGM, 2015 Gibson SG Special, 2004 Fender Showmaster, 2014 Fender Jazzmaster Blacktop HH and a 2015 Gibson Les Paul Studio) and the tone was right in the middle of the pack (Les Paul was tops, Gibson M2 and SGM were the bottom). I do find that it is a bit on the bright side due to the Poplar wood but rolling the tone off slightly on the guitar cures that.

I love the light weight of this guitar as it is very easy on my back. I can easily play this through an hour set with no pain at all.

I like this enough that I am aiming to get one in each of the 8 colors it is being released in. Definitely worth the money but I would encourage you to try one in store before buying one online as it is small and some people will have a big issue with that.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Gibson let down

By Geo

from Wisconsin

Comments about Gibson 2017 Firebird Zero Electric Guitar:

plays great, pickups very bright for humbuckers. cheap pots and switch ( imports). Finish is not the best. Tuners are no name, but good.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(3 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Smaller than usual

By N/A

from Richmond ,Va

Verified Buyer

Comments about Gibson 2017 Firebird Zero Electric Guitar:

A bit disappointed that the Firebird Zero is smaller overall that a Firebird. It is shorter and the body is smaller. There was not one on display to look at, I ordered it sight unseen.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(13 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent tone and feel and a great price!

By Sullyman

from Leon Springs, TX

Pros

  • Balanced
  • Excellent Fit and Finish
  • Light
  • Price
  • Tone for Days

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Performing
  • Practicing

Comments about Gibson 2017 Firebird Zero Electric Guitar:

Excellent guitar. Perfectly setup right out of the box. The new pickups sound fantastic! The maple neck and poplar body make for a light but well balanced guitar. Has serious sustain and tone isn't overly bright, but very well balanced, despite the maple neck and lightweight body.

Neck has just the right bite to it. Great for blues, dirty blues and classic rock. Gets a bit muddy under high gain, but this isn't a guitar designed for metal. Neck has a great, creamy tone for jazz cleans too. Does a good job of hitting Slash tones through my Blackstar.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(13 of 31 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Poor Quality As Per Usual Gibson...

By Steve

from Pittsburgh, PA

Pros

  • Return Policy

Cons

  • Poor Quality

Best Uses

  • An Excuse To Drive Back To The Music Store

Comments about Gibson 2017 Firebird Zero Electric Guitar:

Gibson has not even tried to fix their QC issues. Even the one in the website photos has a crack at the neck joint!!!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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