The brainchild of legendary automotive designer and visionary Ray Dietrich (designer of classic Lincoln and Packard cars), the Firebird was a radical departure from guitar design of the day when introduced in 1963. Enlisted by Gibson to reinvigorate their solid body guitar offering, Dietrich looked to his Detroit roots for inspiration and based his unconventional design on 1950's automobile tailfins. The result is a true standout instrument in both style and sound. Experience super sustain from the Mahogany body and legendary Firebird "neck-through" construction. Choose from models with humbuckers or classic Firebird mini-humbuckers for a true, clear tone and keep it all in tune with Steinberger Gearless Tuners backing the "Hawk's Head" headstock.