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Gibson Firebird Studio 70s Tribute Electric Guitar with Gig Bag

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Product Description

Offering the quality and performance of Gibson's popular Studio range of 6-Sting instruments, the Gibson Firebird Studio ’70s Tribute Electric Guitar offers 1970s style updates for an upgraded Studio Firebird for the hard-gigging guitarist. Featuring a unique profile that starts out slim at the lower frets and becomes increasingly chunky as you slide toward the joint, the Gibson Firebird Studio '70s Tribute Electric Guitar utilizes a pair of Dual Blade Alnico Mini Humbuckers, with vintage-edged tones and a visual nod toward the original Firebird guitars.

Gibson Firebird Studio '70s Tribute Electric Guitar Features

  • Solid Mahogany Slim Body
  • 70s Neck with Thin-to-Thick Neck Carve
  • Baked Maple Fingerboard
  • Gibson USA Dual Blade Alnico Mini Humbuckers
  • Gibson's Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Includes Gibson Padded Gig Bag
Body
Like the most revered vintage Firebirds, the Firebird Studio ’70s Tribute starts with a solid mahogany body. This classic tonewood offers superb depth and balance, and is extremely light for optimum playing comfort. This set-neck Firebird is crafted to the original slim-bodied lines of the radical Reverse-Bodied Firebirds of the early-to-mid-'60s, so the Firebird Studio '70s Tribute also captures the visual style of one of the most revolutionary guitar designs ever to hit the scene.

70s Neck Neck
Like many great Gibsons of the '70s, the neck is made from maple and carved to a profile unique to the era, which measures .800 inches deep at the 1st fret and increases to .963 inches at the 12th, with a volute behind the nut to both strengthen the headstock joint and enhance neck resonance.

Baked Maple Fingerboard
A chocolate-brown baked maple fingerboard carries modest pearloid dot inlays, and terminates in a PLEK-cut Corian nut with a width of 1-11/16 inch. As with many Studio models, the Firebird Studio ’70s Tribute keeps it all down to basics—and saves you money—by omitting fingerboard binding.

Gibson USA Dual Blade Alnico Mini Humbuckers
To help the Firebird Studio ’70s Tribute rock with unparalleled character and articulation, Gibson USA loads it with a pair of Dual Blade Alnico Mini Humbuckers. Entirely new pickups from Gibson USA, these units improve upon the best attributes of the former Mini Humbuckers seen in the Les Paul Deluxe in the ’70s, and the different Firebird Mini Humbuckers of the early ’60s, in an efficient design that uses dual steel blades and an Alnico magnet for a vintage voice that still retains plenty of chime.

These pickups are calibrated for balanced output between the neck and bridge positions, yielding everything from singing bluesy neck tones to crunchy and wailing leads, and are dressed in solid chrome covers. They are routed through the traditional four-knob and three-way switch wiring set up, and partnered with a Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece for optimum sustain and precise intonation. A set of vintage-style TonePros tuners with chrome keys graces the reversed six-in-line headstock.

Each guitar includes a Gibson Gig Bag and owner’s manual, and is covered by Gibson’s Limited Lifetime Warranty and 24/7/365 Customer Service.

Product Specifications
Gibson Firebird Studio 70s Tribute Electric Guitar Specifications
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Neck: Maple with Volute and 70's Profile
  • Fingerboard: Backed Maple
  • Inlays: Dot Inlays
  • Pickups: 70's Dual Blade Alnico Mini Humbuckers
  • Bridge: Tune-o-Matic
  • Tuners: Mini Grover Machine Heads
  • Hardware: Chrome with Black plastics
  • Pickguard: Silver Bird Pickguard Logo
  • Truss Rod Cover: Silver Gibson Logo
  • Includes: Gig Bag, Warranty Card and User Manual
Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  800-444-2766 Warranty:  Limited Lifetime
Bluesman Sammy Guy from NE Pennsylvania
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Quality
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
The woodwork and finish are good. Not great, but pretty good. I like satin finishes and this one is not too bad. I can see the seems where the wood was glued together. Pickup holes seem to be routed too large. Pickups wobble in the holes.
General
Your general opinion of this product.
I was a bit disappointed when I received this guitar. I had a 1976 Firebird purchased new in '76. It got run over by my bass player and I wanted to get something to replace it that did not cost thousands of bucks. This is a far cry from that one. The finish is good, I like the satin and the feel of the wood grain under the finish. But regardless of other reviewers, it is top heavy and not balanced well. The pickups are mini humbuckers set into the body with plastic rings. THEY WOBBLE. I mean, they are so loose that they hit the wood when you move around. Totally unacceptable as is. I called Gibson, and they said it must have loosened and wanted me to send it to them. I took the pickups out and looked myself first. There was nothing loose. The screws that hold the pickups in were securely screwed into the metal thing that sets inside the pickup hole. It is a bad design, as there is nothing that can be done to tighten up the pickups. I put a piece of foam in hole to keep from moving.
Tone
Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin?
Here is the reason I did not send it back. Sounds great! Like a Firebird should. I took the whole thing apart before I even tried playing it, to address the loose pickup issue. Before I went to the trouble to send it back, I plugged it in. Sounds incredible! The tone saved the deal. Like an old friend, sounds as good as my original.
Finish
How did the stain or paint job look?
Satin finish is nice. Tuners are too close together. Chrome is flawless. Pick guard well made, but wood could have been sanded better in some places. Some frets were sharp where they meet the edge of the fingerboard. I needed to use a dremel tool and rubber point to smooth them.
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