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Gibson 2016 Firebird T Electric Guitar

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Since 1963 the Firebird has drawn the admiration of a who's-who list of great guitarists. The 2016 Firebird T brings together everything that has mad...Click To Read More About This Product

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The Re-Birth of the legendary 'Bird.

Since 1963 the Firebird has drawn the admiration of a who's-who list of great guitarists. The 2016 Firebird T brings together everything that has made the Firebird such a desirable guitar. The stylized body features neck-through construction with a nine-ply mahogany neck, producing the familiar playing experience of vintage Firebirds with unbelievable sustain, all with a hand-sprayed nitrocellulose finish that lets every bit of tone ooze through.

The neck respects Gibson's traditional width and includes a self-lubricating Graph Tech nut that improves sustain and intonation whether you'e bending strings or not. The fretboard inlays faithfully reproduce the original design the 1963 Firebird V. A pair of traditional Firebird mini-humbuckers dish up the rich and biting tone of yesterday and today, along with great looks to match.

Hardware includes a tune-o-matic bridge and Steinberger gearless tuning keys. The 2016 Firebird T comes complete with a gig bag. Pick one up and see how far this bird can fly.

Key features
The familiar, time-proven playing feel of classic Firebirds
Density for solid sustain, self-lubrication for accurate return-to-pitch after bending - without string stick
World-class tuners provide exceptional efficiency while preserving the distinctive reverse headstock shape
Renowned for a rich, clear, biting tone - yesterday and today
There's no other way to obtain this kind of sustain
Outstanding stability, excellent intonation, and time-tested performance
The hand-sprayed, nitrocellulose lacquer helps your guitar look, feel, and sound its best
The unique body design is rock solid, from the headstock to the strap pin
Faithfully reproduced inlay design from the 1963 Firebird V
Right out of the case, your handcrafted, American-made guitar is ready for immediate action

FEATURES
  • Neck width: Historic 1-11/16" neck width
  • Nut: Graph Tech nut
  • Tuners: Steinberger Gearless tuning keys
  • Pickups: Traditional Firebird mini-humbuckers
  • Body: Original neck-through-body construction
  • Bridge: Tune-o-matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece
  • Finish: Nitro Vintage Sunburst finish
  • Classic nine-ply mahogany-walnut neck construction
  • Inlays: Traditional trapezoid inlays
  • Setup: Comprehensive hand-finished setup
  • Gig bag included

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Gibson2016 Firebird T Electric Guitar
 
4.3

(based on 29 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (22)
  • Fun to play (21)
  • Good pick up (21)
  • Good tone (21)
  • Solid electronics (19)

Cons

  • Fret buzz (6)
  • Craftsmanship (3)

Best Uses

  • Jamming (20)
  • Practicing (20)
  • Recording (17)
  • Rock concerts (15)
  • Small venues (15)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (17), Professional musician (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Won't You Fly High...Firebird Yeah!

I have always loved the Firebird shape, and I have a vintage LP with the mini humbuckers. This Firebird is incredible. It's great for all kinds of music, my band plays classic...Read complete review

I have always loved the Firebird shape, and I have a vintage LP with the mini humbuckers. This Firebird is incredible. It's great for all kinds of music, my band plays classic rock, 80's metal, 90's alternative, and modern rock and it fits. I was surprised how great it is with high gain, you can get harmonic squeals! But back off the volume a bit and it's perfect for more laid back rock. Sounds wonderful clean too. Extremely versatile. The Steinberger tuners took a bit to figure out (especially for string changes) but they hold tuning very well. It usually is still in tune even after being in the case or gig bag. Get one when you can, they are in high demand and wait times are often a month or more.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Same Inconsistent Gibson Quality Control...

Inexcusable Binding Issue that is Cosmetically Inept.
- I bought a SDOTD G&L Tribute Made in Indonesia that had better build quality.
- If you can live with the binding...Read complete review

Inexcusable Binding Issue that is Cosmetically Inept.
- I bought a SDOTD G&L Tribute Made in Indonesia that had better build quality.
- If you can live with the binding pictured below, it's not a bad playing guitar, but I have Chinese made Epiphones that don't look this BAD, so why would I live with that after paying $1000+ for a guitar?

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(13 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Same Inconsistent Gibson Quality Control...

By Nedbaneezer

from Indy, IN

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Gibson 2016 Firebird T Electric Guitar:

    Inexcusable Binding Issue that is Cosmetically Inept.
    - I bought a SDOTD G&L Tribute Made in Indonesia that had better build quality.
    - If you can live with the binding pictured below, it's not a bad playing guitar, but I have Chinese made Epiphones that don't look this BAD, so why would I live with that after paying $1000+ for a guitar?

    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Great guitar with some help

    By Uncle Remus

    from Paducah, KY

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • Gibson Quality Control

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Gibson 2016 Firebird T Electric Guitar:

    Musicians friend did their part. It was an easy transaction and arrived early. However, it got here with a toggle switch about to fall out, a very dry fretboard, buzzing everywhere, and intonation was horrible. After a trip to my luthier who adjusted the neck, polished, the frets, oiled the fretboard, fixed intonation, and tightened several loose things it plays great. Tone is perfect, that classic gibson growl with a lot more bite.

    (7 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Poor experience

    By JG

    from Virginia

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Fret Buzz

      Best Uses

        Comments about Gibson 2016 Firebird T Electric Guitar:

        The guitar was supposed to be a new condition open box. It was obviously not inspected. The nut was altered, the fretboard was pulling away from the neck up near the nut and the guitar was impossible to tune with high e buzzing. could be a nice guitar but can't tell from this one.

        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Beautiful Classic!

        By Bluesraker

        from Las Vegas, NV

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • School Bands
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Gibson 2016 Firebird T Electric Guitar:

          This guitar is a faithful reissue of the iconic '63 Firebird with updated Steinberger tuners a modern Tune-a-Matic bridge and stop tailpiece. The finish is gorgeous and fitment is impeccable. The Plek'd fingerboard has a super low, buzz-free action. The slim tapered neck has easy access to the 22nd fret. The mini humbuckers sound great and are very quiet. They produce a clear gutsy and low noise tone. I own many Gibson's. This has quickly become one of my favorites. I've been playing professionally over 45 years. I play over 475 shows a year. (no, it's not a typo). In fact, I currently hold a Guinness world record for most theatrical performances by a musician (male) for playing over 10,000 shows for a world renowned show in Las Vegas. So, I think I know a little about guitars and in my humble opinion, this one is a gem!

          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Worth the wait!

          By GTB

          from Twin Cities

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          Pros

          • Beautiful finish
          • Feels Balanced and Stable
          • Great Alternative For Stratocaster Players
          • Unique! Not everyone Has One

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Jazz / Blues / Rock / Country - You Name It!
            • Practicing
            • Recording

            Comments about Gibson 2016 Firebird T Electric Guitar:

            Most of my guitars are Stratocasters. I've always wanted to own a Firebird but couldn't deal with the high price. When the price came down I pre-ordered one right away. It was worth the wait. It is a sweet guitar.
            I wanted to add to my library of sounds but was never a Les Paul person. The 2016 Firebird has unique Gibson sounds and the adjustment from a Fender is pretty easy. I'm glad I bought it.

            (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            i would buy this guitar again.

            By denie

            from roeland park kansas

            About Me Child

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing

              Comments about Gibson 2016 Firebird T Electric Guitar:

              I use to have firebird 3 in 1963 so i didn't know what to expect with this Firebird T. i have had it for more than a week now and i love this guitar. The intonation is right on. the neck is straight and the action is good. i might
              put different strings on it but thats my preference. I like the tuners on this guitar better than the tuners on the firebird 3. There are no scratches or dents. i have other guitairs but i have been playing this one all week. i can not think of anything bad to say about this guitar. Gibson did it right on this guitar and i still canot believe the price.

              (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Should have been inspected.

              By Bob110

              from Central Pa.

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Looks good

              Cons

              • Defective volume pot
              • Poor Pick Up
              • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

              Best Uses

                Comments about Gibson 2016 Firebird T Electric Guitar:

                I think Gibson dropped the ball on this one. Looked great out of the gig bag. Once I plugged it in it was downhill from there. Something with the neck volume pot was way funky. Wide open it was fine but once you start to reduce the volume by turning the knob down things got weird! About 1/4 the way down the tone became very thin and sharp, (without touching the tone control), Too much treble. if you keep turning it down it will eventually reduce the volume for that pick-up. The bridge volume control works fine as it should. If you put the 3-way switch in the middle position it did it for both pick-ups. ?????.
                They could not have done an inspection on this Firebird. It looks great but sounds very freaky. Something is defective for sure. Vol Pot??? 3 way switch??? tone control???
                I had to send it back. The QC dept. was sleeping when this one went by. Shame on you Gibson!

                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Won't You Fly High...Firebird Yeah!

                By Charvel750

                from Jacksonville, FL

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Good Pick Up
                • Good Tone
                • Solid Electronics

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Gibson 2016 Firebird T Electric Guitar:

                    I have always loved the Firebird shape, and I have a vintage LP with the mini humbuckers. This Firebird is incredible. It's great for all kinds of music, my band plays classic rock, 80's metal, 90's alternative, and modern rock and it fits. I was surprised how great it is with high gain, you can get harmonic squeals! But back off the volume a bit and it's perfect for more laid back rock. Sounds wonderful clean too. Extremely versatile. The Steinberger tuners took a bit to figure out (especially for string changes) but they hold tuning very well. It usually is still in tune even after being in the case or gig bag. Get one when you can, they are in high demand and wait times are often a month or more.

                    (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Best Deal coming out of Gibson these days.

                    By Buddy

                    from Lakeland, FL

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                    Comments about Gibson 2016 Firebird T Electric Guitar:

                    I purchased mine from MF in mid April. It was a blemished model level 2 at 20% off. Honestly, I can't tell why it was a blemished model from its appearance. I would have never known. The one issue I have had with it; however, is static electricity. I don't know if it's just me but I just seem to have problems with Gibson's built in the last 15 years with static when I rub my hands on the back of the neck and parts of the back. My older Gibsons' don't have problems like this. I used dryer sheets on it and the more I play it the less static it seems to have so I am going to keep it. Already bought a real hardshell case for it. I live in Florida so humidity is plentiful so I don't know what the issue is with the static other than I have heard that Gibson electro statically charges their guitars when they apply the finish to save on paint/stain. It has led to problems with some people with static with their guitars. Overall though, I have to say it's the best deal going from Gibson right now though.

                    Sounds good but the pickups are week so its not a heavy metal guitar at all so keep that in mind. Classic Rock and blues would be it's forte.

                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Excellent Value, Great Player

                    By thunda

                    from Columbia TN

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                    Pros

                    • Fun To Play
                    • Good Feel
                    • Good Pick Up
                    • Good Tone
                    • Solid Electronics

                    Cons

                    • Needs Strap Locks
                    • Nitro finish a bit delicate
                    • No hardshell case
                    • Pickup switch a little awkward
                    • Tuners take a bit of getting used to

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Rock Concerts
                    • Small Venues

                    Comments about Gibson 2016 Firebird T Electric Guitar:

                    Always wanted one. Was always a bit expensive. Already have a '96 Les Paul Classic, I have put a lot of miles on it and it looks the part. Also have 2001 Faded Flying V with crescent moon inlays. It and the Paul have the 60's slim taper neck which I love. Also have a 2006 Faded SG Special. The neck on this one is a little wide. So when I saw the price drop on this Firebird, I could not resist and pulled the trigger. It has the slim taper neck as well! Cool Beans!

                    At any rate, the guitar arrived safely. Was perfectly intonated right out of the box. This has never happened to me before. Had to raise the bass side of the bridge just a smidge (maybe 1/2 turn). The new hex posts make bridge adjustments super simple. No more ruining the finish on the thumbwheels with a pair of pliers...

                    The finish is stunning, but the nitro seems a little fragile. I would not wear a shirt with buttons whilst playing this guitar because I believe it will scratch easily. I actually prefer the poly finishes to nitro because poly is tough and will last a lifetime and would look just as good.

                    The pickups are bright, almost single coil like in tone. While hot, they are not as over the top as the 498R and 500T in my Paul nor is the bridge as crunchy as the DiMarzio Super Distortions I put into the V and SG. The bridge is quite louder than the neck pickup and has a nice midrange voice that cuts. I probably need to raise the neck pickup a little to balance out the volume, but I do like the bridge to be a bit louder when soloing.

                    The pickup switch is a little awkward due to it's placement distally on the lower horn. I have not gotten used to reaching that far to switch between pickups when playing live but hopefully I will get better at it in time.

                    I am not a fan of standard strap buttons (have had the strap come off a couple of times) so Schaller strap locks were installed immediately.

                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Great value, if you are comfortable with guitar set up.

                    By gUiTaR sPaZ

                    from Tennessee

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                    Pros

                    • Fun To Play
                    • Good Feel
                    • Great Looking

                    Cons

                    • Desperately needed a setup
                    • Pickups are adequate, but not great.

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing
                    • Recording

                    Comments about Gibson 2016 Firebird T Electric Guitar:

                    This guitar is a great value, stunning looker, and once setup, a decent player. It has the taller frets like all of the new Gibsons, which I personally like. Pickups are decent, but vintage purists might want to change them. They are fairly high output and slightly compressed to my ears. I had to adjust the neck pick up very far away from the strings as compared to the bridge to get the output to be about even take some of the bass mud out.

                    I always expect to have to tweak my guitars a little bit when new, but the set up on this guitar was absolutely inexcusable. If it had been in a store like that, there's no way anyone would have ever picked it up and walked out with it.

                    The guitar would not hold tune at all. Upon closer inspection, I discovered that several of the Steinberger tuners were loose in the headstock, requiring me to remove the back knob and tighten the nut on the backside to secure them in the headstock. In doing so, I discovered that one of them did not even have the nylon spacer washer installed required to make the tuner adjust smoothly. I had to go to my local hardware store and purchase the closest matching one I could find. It seemed to do the trick. Once the tuners were installed properly and all of them had all their parts, they worked like a champ.

                    The neck did not appear to have been adjusted at all. There was a tremendous bow in it, and the truss rod nut was completely loose. This was remedied easily enough, but you would've thought someone would at least made an effort initially.

                    Once I took care of those items, I oiled up the fretboard, put a decent set of strings on it, adjusted the intonation and action, and finally got it playing like a decent solid instrument. There is a nice little picture of it that came with it, with a signed check off sheet from the guy that set it up at the Gibson factory. I hope he doesn't set up yours, and I certainly wouldn't let him set up any more of mine.

                    (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    great guitar but...

                    By fitz

                    from parkersburg wv

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Pros

                    • Fun To Play
                    • Good Feel
                    • Good Tone

                    Cons

                    • Poor Pick Up
                    • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing
                    • Rock Concerts
                    • Small Venues

                    Comments about Gibson 2016 Firebird T Electric Guitar:

                    at certain settings electronics make weird noises at rest. BAD static electricity noise and popping when moving about guitar,especially neck and pickguard.have tried dryer sheets to no avail. apparently,Gibson does not want to offer any suggestions as I have received no response from customer service dept. on two emails

                    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Simply AWESOME

                    By Fokomoto

                    from Mexico City, Mex.

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Fun To Play
                    • Good Feel
                    • Good Pick Up
                    • Good Tone
                    • Great Lookings
                    • Solid Electronics
                    • Unique

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everything
                      • Jamming
                      • Practicing
                      • Recording
                      • Rock Concerts
                      • School Bands
                      • Small Venues

                      Comments about Gibson 2016 Firebird T Electric Guitar:

                      The instant i saw it I immediatly fell in love with it, it's an undescriptable feeling just playing it and enjoying the neat and unique sound of this Bird....The relation between price and quality is simply excellent... This is THE GUITAR!!!

                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Buy One of These Before They Raise the Price!!

                      By SlimJimPickens

                      from Tallahassee, Florida

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                      Pros

                      • Fun To Play
                      • Good Feel
                      • Good Pick Up
                      • Good Tone
                      • Solid Electronics

                      Cons

                      • Fret Buzz

                      Best Uses

                      • Jamming
                      • Practicing
                      • Recording
                      • Rock Concerts
                      • School Bands
                      • Small Venues

                      Comments about Gibson 2016 Firebird T Electric Guitar:

                      I have been playing guitar for 35 years or so. I've owned some great guitars: Fender Stratocasters, Gibson Custom Shop Historic 58 Reissue Les Paul, a Gibson Custom Shop Reissue SG, and now this guitar, the Gibson 2016 Firebird.
                      This guitar has a great sound that my other guitars do not come close to getting. I can't explain it really, I guess it is the mini-humbuckers. They are sort of between the twang of the stratocaster single coil sound and the fatness of the PAF humbucker sounds of my Les Paul and SG guitars.
                      The tone is really good thru pedals too (i.e. Boss Distortion). I can nail Billy Gibbons sound on the "La Futura" album dead on. I also play some Johnny Winter and I can get a really close to his tone with this guitar. The pickups are a little bit hot, but you may need that for the heavy stuff, and for the blues, just roll back on the volume and tone knobs a little bit to your liking.
                      The guitar looks great, nice finish, but it does seem to scratch easy, so don't wear buttons, zippers or beltbuckles when playing, and even take it easy when polishing....even a polish rag could put a mark on this thing if your aren't careful.
                      This guitar just sings, it has a great tone, and it is fun to play because it just looks so cool and sounds so cool. I really do like the tuners, they keep the thing in tune once the new strings quit stretching.
                      The only downside to this guitar is that the heavier strings buzz a little bit. I took it to get it set up, and the guy told me that the bridge is set high to keep the thing from buzzing so bad, but can't go lower because the buzz would be worse. So the action on mine isn't as low as I would like to have it set up, but it would cause buzzing problems if I lowered the action more. I don't know if all of the Firebirds are this way, or I just got a dud. I called MusiciansFriend about it, and they said they would be glad to replace it. I just decided to keep it. It plays great, I love it!

                      (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great guitar!

                      By Mike R

                      from Rhode Island

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                      Pros

                      • Fun To Play
                      • Good Feel
                      • Good Pick Up
                      • Good Tone
                      • Solid Electronics

                      Cons

                      • Fret Buzz

                      Best Uses

                      • Jamming
                      • Practicing
                      • Recording
                      • Rock Concerts
                      • Small Venues

                      Comments about Gibson 2016 Firebird T Electric Guitar:

                      This got this guitar in the mail today, so I'm basing this review off first impressions, but so far so good. The bag is excellent quality. People are whining about the lack of case. Whatever. We whined last year when the prices were to high. Now the prices are lower and you still get a quality carrying case. Can't have it both ways.

                      I really like the pickups. Great string and note definition. Can handle power chords, barre chords, single notes and what not really well. Don't get farty when cleaned up. Great balance and brightness. Tone knobs work to reign in any unwanted treble. The finish is great, fretwork is top notch, and the headstock is killer. Tuners are cool. Probably be a learning curve when changing strings, but keeps us on our toes.

                      Overall I think the Firebird is an excellent value. I play garage/blues/rock and this will work just fine in many different situations. It's not for everyone, but if you're looking for a cool guitar this is the one. It'll take time adjusting to the offset body and the thicker-ish neck, but that's nothing.

                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great Firebird!

                      By Scotio

                      from TX

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                      Pros

                      • Good Pick Up
                      • Good Tone

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Practicing
                        • Recording
                        • Rock Concerts
                        • Small Venues

                        Comments about Gibson 2016 Firebird T Electric Guitar:

                        Received this Firebird V today. The setup and finish are very good, had to adjust very little before playing.
                        Tuners are functional and easy to use, pickups sound authentic. Was concerned by negative comments about Gibson quality on some sites, but this guitar is built right. I have purchased five brand new guitars in my life, and four of them have been Gibsons. I have had no problems with those models (1970 Les Paul Standard, 1970's L6-S, and 1976 Explorer), although they are older models. This guitar matches their quality in all aspects. I'm actually a strat player mostly, but I have wanted a Firebird for a long time, and the price match from Musicians Friend was FANTASTIC! They have been great to work with, and I will do so again in the future.

                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        No regrets... GREAT guitar!

                        By robert

                        from undisclosed

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                        Comments about Gibson 2016 Firebird T Electric Guitar:

                        using this as my every day guitar. plays easy, sounds great. versatile w/ great sustain.

                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        get you wings

                        By Terry

                        from Martinsville Va

                        About Me Experienced

                        Pros

                        • Fun To Play
                        • Good Feel
                        • Good Pick Up
                        • Good Tone
                        • Solid Electronics

                        Cons

                        • Fret Buzz

                        Best Uses

                        • Jamming
                        • Recording

                        Comments about Gibson 2016 Firebird T Electric Guitar:

                        My firebird arrived in about 4 days. The first thing I noticed was how great it looked. The wood grain and finish is beautiful. The neck has a nice tapered profile and is very comfortable. The mini humbucker pickups produce a warm bright tone with bite, they sound great clean or driven. producing a variety of tones, The only reason I did not give it 5 stars was it had lot of fret buzz. Not what I would expect from Gibson. I had it corrected at my local shop. Overall a great guitar. Turn it up !

                        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Nice Guitar - Plek Set-Up Leaves Much To Be Desired

                        By G-Man

                        from Mount Laurel, NJ

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                        Pros

                        • Good Feel
                        • Good Pick Up
                        • Good Tone
                        • Solid Electronics

                        Cons

                        • Fret Buzz
                        • Plek Set-Up Dismal

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Gibson 2016 Firebird T Electric Guitar:

                          First let me say that I like this guitar and the overall quality is very nice. The fit and finish are both solid and the pick-ups give a nice range of tone options. But this is the second Plek-ed Gibson guitar that I have bought new and have to pay to have properly set up. The action is just OK and there is a considerable amount of fret buzz from multiple strings at different locations on the neck. I can deal with a small amount of fret buzz within limits but there is just too much for me. I have had mixed results from the Plek set up process from Gibson and this is the second time in a row I've had issues. But I'm sure after I have this Firebird set up properly it will be a quality playing and sounding guitar. If the set up was better and didn't have all the fret buzz I would have bumped this axes' rating to five stars.

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Great Guitar. Love it.

                          By Beatles Fan

                          from Edison, NJ

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                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Fun To Play
                          • Good Feel
                          • Good Pick Up
                          • Good Tone
                          • Solid Electronics

                          Cons

                          • Fret Buzz

                          Best Uses

                          • Jamming
                          • Practicing

                          Comments about Gibson 2016 Firebird T Electric Guitar:

                          Besides having the old traditional look, it feels and sounds great. The neck is very comfortable and the action is low. I have very minor fret buzz on a couple of strings but I think it just needs a minor neck adjustment or adjusting the string height. But over all it is a great quality guitar.

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