The 2019 Gibson Firebird is the company’s boldest take on the historic model to date! All of the unforgettable elements of the iconic “Reverse” shape are there – that means the treble side of the body is higher and headstock is flipped. The solid Mahogany body and Slim Taper neck with Neck-Through construction complement the distinct contoured body design. The bright, snappy sound of Firebird Mini Humbuckers kick this electric guitar into high gear and offer a tonal character that is in a class of its very own!
Gibson 2019 Firebird Electric Guitar Features
- 2019 USA Firebird, painstakingly crafted and built to exacting specifications
- Mahogany body
- 9-ply Mahogany/Walnut, Slim Taper neck (Neck-Through Construction)
- Acrylic Trapezoid Inlay on a Rosewood Fingerboard
- Grover Mini Rotomatic tuners
- Aluminum Nashville Tune-O-Matic bridge and aluminum stopbar tailpiece provides stability
- Fitted with Gibson Humbuckers – Firebird Mini Humbucker rhythm neck pickup and Firebird Mini Humbucker lead bridge pickup
- Controls - 2 Volume knobs, 2 Tone knob, Toggle Switch
- Eye-catching finishes – Cardinal Red, Vintage Sunburst
Back in 1963 Ray Dietrich, the famed automotive designer, was the owner of an impressive portfolio that included projects for Ford, Lincoln, Packard, and Studebaker. He was approached by Gibson president Ted McCarty and was asked to go “bold” in designing a new guitar for the company. The smooth, streamlined Firebird was the result – it was a groundbreaking offering that inspired a generation of players and catapulted itself into the upper echelons of guitar history!
Building the Gibson Firebird from the ground up takes steady hands and a firm knowledge of the original schematics. Gibson luthiers put in tons of time and preparation before carefully sculpting the body out of solid mahogany and building the neck out of a 9-ply Mahogany/Walnut blend in the ‘Neck-Through’ construction style. Both the Slim Taper neck and the graceful, rounded body are all about speed and stability – the 2019 Firebird is sleek and handles beautifully. You’ll totally love the combination of grace and assertive presence when you play this instrument! You’ll also enjoy a number of key Gibson appointments, including the black top-hat knobs with silver reflectors and Grover Mini Rotomatic tuners. The hardware has been chosen to ensure a reliable performance each and every time you pull it out to play – the Aluminum Nashville Tune-O-Matic bridge and Aluminum stopbar tailpiece anchor the instrument, and the chrome plating really looks cool!
The 2019 Gibson Firebird is outfitted with two special pickups that were specifically created for the Firebird itself - the Firebird Mini Humbucker Rhythm neck pickup and the Firebird Mini Humbucker Lead bridge pickup. Compared to your more standard full-sized humbuckers, these particular pickups are lower output varieties and their smaller size leads to a tighter, slightly brighter, and noticeably more focused tone. These characteristics also tend to remain even as you turn up your amp. That means you’re always in control of your tone with the 2019 Gibson Firebird, and you’ll be able to tailor it to your exact performance situation!
The Gibson 2019 Firebird Electric Guitar includes a hardshell case.