This modern interpretation of the mid-60's classic gives the same head turning design of the originals with even greater tonal power. The limited run Gibson 2011 Firebird Studio Non Reverse Electric Guitar has been enhanced with added sonic versatility to bolster its vintage-certified tones, giving rock, blues and fusion players loads of sounds at their fingertips.
Crafted from Grade-A tonewoods, loaded with three of Gibson's amazing Tapped P-90 pickups (for both original fat P-90 tones and brighter, snappier 'narrow single-coil' tones), and upgraded with stunning new five-way pickup switching, push-pull tap and phase switching, and a Tune-o-matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece, the Firebird Studio Non Reverse is arguably the fiercest Firebird ever created.
Gibson Firebird Studio Non Reverse Features
- Solid Grade-A Mahogany, with high-gloss nitrocellulose finish
- Ultra thin (.800-.850) neck profile
- Three revolutionary coil-tapped P-90 pickups
- Legendary Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece
- High-quality Mini Grover kidney button tuners
- Limited edition run, get yours while they're still available
Mahogany has a long and storied history as a Gibson tonewood, and it forms the core of the Firebird Studio Non Reverse from Gibson USA. The guitar's body is crafted from solid Grade-A mahogany, and dressed in an authentic high-gloss nitrocellulose finish.
Neck and Fingerboard
The Firebird Studio Non Reverse's quarter-sawn, Grade-A mahogany neck is carved to an ultra thin (.800-.850) profile, glued in and topped with a baked maple fingerboard with 22 medium-jumbo frets and a 12 inch radius for smooth, choke-free bending. Beyond the PLEK-cut Corian nut, the Gibson Firebird Studio Non Reverse carries a traditional 'hawk's head' six-in-line headstock with high-quality Mini Grover kidney button tuners, while down at the body end a Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece, considerable upgrades from original components, help to ensure optimum resonance and sustain, while facilitating pinpoint intonation adjustments.
With such a solid foundation beneath it, the piece de resistance of the Firebird Studio Non Reverse's tonal arsenal lies in its complement of three great Gibson pickups and hotrodded electronics to make the most of their sonic potential. A trio of Gibson USA's revolutionary Tapped P-90 pickups provides all the fat snarl, crunch and bite that vintage P-90s are known for, with the option of a the brighter, twangier sound of a thinner single-coil pickup accessed via the push-pull switch on each pickup's independent volume control.
The Gibson pickups don't feature 'split coil' switching, as used on humbucking pickups. The switch on each of these single-coil Tap P-90 pickups accesses a genuine tap wired into the coil windings of each unit, grounding off part of its output to produce a brighter, more focused tone when the switch is pulled. Combine this with the push-pull switch on the master tone pot, which puts the middle pickup out of phase when combined with either the bridge or neck unit, and five-way switching to access bridge/bridge+middle/middle/neck+middle/neck pickup selections (either tapped or full), the Gibson Firebird Studio Non Reverse offers an unprecedented tonal range.
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