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Gibson Firebird VII Electric Guitar

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Performance, playability, and styling are the hallmarks of the Firebird VII. When first introduced in 1965, the Firebird VII was celebrated for its natural feel, fast action, and wide range of tone. W... Click To Read More About This Product

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Performance, playability, and styling are the hallmarks of the Firebird VII. When first introduced in 1965, the Firebird VII was celebrated for its natural feel, fast action, and wide range of tone. With its 9-ply mahogany and walnut neck-thru-body design, 6-in-a-line banjo-style machine heads and adjustable ABR bridge with Vibrola tailpiece, this guitar became the rage.
The new Firebird VII also features replicas of Gibson's high-output mini humbucker producing bright and focused output, while retaining the famous Gibson humbucker performance. The ebony fingerboard and Lyre Vibrola add to its expressive range.


  • 9-ply mahogany and walnut neck-through-body with mahogany wings
  • Ebony fingerboard with pearl block inlays
  • 24-3/4" scale
  • 1-11/16" nut width
  • ABR bridge with Vibrola tailpiece
  • Chrome or gold (depending on color) Lyre Vibrola
  • 3 high-output mini humbucker pickups
  • Controls: 2 volume, 2 tone, 3-way switching
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(13 of 18 customers found this review helpful)


The best guitar I own

By Jack Attack

from Memphis, TN

I got this guitar for my graduation present. I have to say, this is by far the best guitar I own so far. The mini humbuckers on the guitar sound so good. It gives you a good clean sound. The tuners work great, the guitar strings never go out of tune. I can't forget to mention the beautiful golden hardware. I brought it back to Guitar Center to get the guitar restrung, and I am now known as the guy who bought the Firebird. Anyways, the guitar is so beautiful, and plays wonderfully. I think that you shold buy this guitar.

(5 of 16 customers found this review helpful)


an expensive beast

By Westogmoney

from California

I currently own the Epiphone version of this guitar and have tried the Gibson. The Gibson, as you may expect, is nicer than the Epiphone. This baby can sing or scream depending on what you want. You can trust Gibson's quality on this guitar because it will never fail you. My epiphone is awesome and at $1500 cheaper, you can bet your life that the Gibson version is going to blow you away. It has three volume controls and one tone control. If you're looking for any sound relevant to Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix, or Robert Gilmour; you've got it here.

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)


Great all around Bird

By JimJN

from CT

I recently bought the Firebird 7 in red metallic. The combination of that colour / finish with the gold hardware is just downright beautiful. Combine that with the distinctive design and it's a true piece of art.... It plays and sounds as good as it looks too. With the 3 minis, I can get this baby to be thin, smooth, fat or crunchy. It even sounds nice if you finger pick it like an acoustic too. The guitar is comfortable and the neck is great. The fit and finish are top of the line. It did need a set up right off though. But I have had to do that that with every guitar I bought in a big store. It's not cheap but you do get what you pay for. It's a keeper.

(5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)


Firebird VII

By NitePanda

from Portland, CT

I got to play this at Guitar Center today. Loved it! I was playing it through a very large Marshall Amp without any pedals or such things. Sound was great. I was able to get exactly the sound I was looking for after a pair of Epiphones and a Dean failed to provide. Guitar was very solid with a lot of weight. This guitar was not designed for a small body. Luckily, I'm pretty tall and could handel this with ease. The weight felt good and reassuring, but it was a little more awkward than a Strat or an SG. It's quite pricy, but from what I saw today, it would deffinately be worth it! It looks great, which is why it caught my eye. The pickups functioned perfectly. If you can afford it, buy this guitar now!

(1 of 10 customers found this review helpful)


The one and only firebird

By JustForFun

from Murfreesboro, TN

I tried the Epiphone version of this guitar, and I was very impressed. I didn't know Epiphone could make such a great guitar. The Gibson version is , I'm pretty sure, even better, so if you have the money, buy this guitar!

(0 of 24 customers found this review helpful)


Don't imitate the original

By MetalAddict

from Dayton,OH

Gibbson is a great guitar and bass company but this has to be my least favorite guitar. This guitar coppies the great thunderbird bass with a little more features. There are better gibbson modles. What is wrong with the flying V, Les Paul, or SG. If you like this body design go see the four or five string thunderbird(which is a dream bass).

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