The Epiphone Firebird from the ‘Inspired by Gibson Collection’ recreates the classic Firebird as it was first produced in 1963. Featuring a Mahogany body in a Vintage Sunburst finish, Grover 18:1 ratio mini tuners, and powered by Epiphone ProBucker humbuckers with CTS electronics.
Epiphone Firebird Electric Guitar Features
- Solid Mahogany ‘Firebird’ body
- Slim-Taper Neck with Indian Laurel fingerboard
- ProBucker FB720 humbucking pickups modeled after vintage ‘60s Firebird sound.
- ProBucker FB720 pickups in both the neck and bridge position
- LockTone Tune-o-matic Bridge
With its smooth, sleek mahogany body, the slim-taper neck, and comfortable feel, the Epiphone Firebird is ready to take charge. It is equipped with a pair of ProBucker FB720 pickups for that vintage ‘60s Firebird sound and can adapt to a number of different musical styles.
With a ProBucker FB720 in both the neck position and the bridge position, you’re going to notice a clean, bright output with a warm, round low-end. The incredible thing about these humbuckers is that they’re straightforward and no-nonsense – dialing in a clean chime, an earthy, dark Les Paul-style offering, or a confident, more direct tone that lets you really dig in, it’s all possible! This layout is a bit of contrast to the mini humbuckers that have made appearance in previous Firebird reissues.
The engineers at Epiphone really put in tons of work researching and experimenting with these pickups, so they could achieve an accurate vintage tone worthy of the originals. The fine details have all been taken into account.
It has been over 50 years since its introduction and the Firebird design is still in a class of its own! This Epiphone Firebird is a beacon of consistency, looks great, plays great, and is an incredible value, checking all necessary boxes required for a trusty guitar that’s needed for the journey!