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About Gibson Firebird
The Gibson Firebird is an original design solid body electric guitar. It was created in 1963 after Gibson hired a car designer for a fresh approach. The hot-rod inspired Firebird featured a bold design with a backwards headstock and a 'softened Explorer' body. Normally made with a through body neck, the Firebird is a smooth and sustaining instrument.
The Firebird is typically made with mahogany and has two humbuckers, usually the 'mini' versions. It also normally features a hard tail bridge and has a 24.75" scale length. This gives it the familiar Gibson feel, meaning it is very easy to play both lead and rhythm parts on. It has been very popular with inventive artists such as Roxy Music's Phil Manzanera and Blues soloist Johnny Winter.
A number of variations have been created, such as the 'non-reverse' Firebird, the Studio (featuring humbuckers) and Gibson Custom Shop reissue models. This is a guitar for those who value individuality and creative freedom.