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Gibson 2016 Firebird T Electric Guitar  Vintage Sunburst 

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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...Read More

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OVERVIEW

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
 
4.4

(based on 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (21)
  • Good pick up (21)
  • Good tone (21)
  • Fun to play (20)
  • Solid electronics (19)

Cons

  • Fret buzz (6)
  • Craftsmanship (3)

Best Uses

  • Jamming (19)
  • Practicing (19)
  • Recording (16)
  • Rock concerts (15)
  • Small venues (15)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (16), 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?

Reviewed by 28 customers

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5.0

Great Guitar. Love it.

By Beatles Fan

from Edison, NJ

About Me Experienced

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.

(5 of 5 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?

     
    5.0

    A great value

    By Collector and sideman

    from Nashville

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Gibson 2016 Firebird T Electric Guitar:

        The guitar is beautiful. I bought it as a blemished item --I can't find the blemish
        Plays great out of the box. I didn't think I'd like the steinberger tuners, but they are an appropriate replacement for the banjo keys.
        I'm happy with this purchase.

         
        5.0

        wow awesme guitar

        By the capt

        from oakdale ct

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Gibson 2016 Firebird T Electric Guitar:

          wow awesome guitar. just unpacked it and wow. what a beautiful guitar. plugged into a 74 plexi stack then an ac30 what a machine this is. was afraid mini humbuckers would be thin but no way what an animal this guitar is. always wanted a firebird but a les paul fanatic. not disappointed in the least. ok I'm still new to the firebird world so I have to tune to harmonics or a tuner because of the tuners but what a small price to pay for such a beautifulkicking guitar . Gibson lowered the price on this beast this year? don't wait . a les paul or this you cant go wrong.

          (2 of 2 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!

             
            5.0

            No regrets... GREAT guitar!

            By robert

            from undisclosed

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Gibson 2016 Firebird T Electric Guitar:

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

            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Best Deal coming out of Gibson these days.

            By Buddy

            from Lakeland, FL

            Verified Buyer

            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.

            (1 of 1 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)

             
            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

            (5 of 5 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.

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