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Gibson 2017 Firebird Zero Electric Guitar Pelham Blue

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Firebird Zero is new for 2017. This stunning Firebird Zero was designed around Gibson's S Series, with rigorous standards of quality and innovation. ...Click To Read More About This Product

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A great value for an American-made tonal titan.

Firebird Zero is new for 2017. This stunning Firebird Zero was designed around Gibson's S Series, with rigorous standards of quality and innovation. It's Made in USA, with American craftsmanship that is second to none, featuring superior quality, tone, and playability, and a unique design that will make heads turn.

The Firebird Zero features a nitrocellulose finish, with a new Nitro Light Gloss for the body and a Nitro satin finish for the neck. It employs a glued-in neck, which is made of one piece of solid maple with a slim taper profile, topped with a one-piece solid rosewood fingerboard. Solid wood for the body and completely new, modern, Made in USA, Double Slug DS-C humbuckers complete the picture for a guitar that delivers the absolute best value out there and amazing quality, tone and playability.


FEATURES
Body
  • Body shape: Firebird
  • Body type: Solid Body
  • Body material: Solid Poplar
  • Top wood: Solid Poplar
  • Body wood: Solid Poplar
  • Body finish: Select finish
  • Orientation: Right Hand
Neck
  • Neck shape: Slim Taper
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Set Neck
  • Scale length: 24.75
  • Truss rod: Single Action
  • Neck finish: Select finish
Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: Slim Taper
  • Fret size: Medium
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: 1.695"
Pickups
  • Configuration: Dual Humbuckers
  • Neck: Made in USA double slugs DS-C Rhythm
  • Middle: N/A
  • Bridge: Made in USA double slugs DS-C Lead
  • Brand:Gibson
  • Active or passive: Passive
  • Series or parallel:
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ:
  • Special electronics:
Controls
  • Control layout: 1 tone, 1 volume
  • Pickup switch: 3-way switch
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Adjustable Wraparound
  • Bridge design:
  • Tailpiece:
  • Tuning machines: Mini-buttons
  • Color: Chrome
Other
  • Number of strings: 6
  • Special features: None
  • Case: Gigbag
  • Accessories: Owners Manual, Truss Rod Wrench
  • Country of origin: USA

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Gibson2017 Firebird Zero Electric Guitar
 
3.9

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

74%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

No Pros

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (16)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

LOVE it! A gift to Gibson fans!

I absolutely love everything about this thing! Every single one I have seen, including mine, has a quarter sawn hard maple neck; this is never found on affordable guitars. It is lightweight...Read complete review

I absolutely love everything about this thing! Every single one I have seen, including mine, has a quarter sawn hard maple neck; this is never found on affordable guitars. It is lightweight and has excellent balance. I consider it a great long term investment, and awesome guitar in every way.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Perplexed

I am a guitar repairman and had a customer bring one to me to set up. I was really surprised, first of all at the finish and the parts. I then decided to...Read complete review

I am a guitar repairman and had a customer bring one to me to set up. I was really surprised, first of all at the finish and the parts. I then decided to look the guitar up and look for specs. I also looked in YouTube and found where a guy spent more money for a bridge because he couldn't adjust the stock bridge down to improve the action. I looked at the low cost Epiphone SG's for comparison and realized that the tuners, bridge, pots, jack etc. were imported and the same on each guitar. The fret edges were as bad as any guitar I've every worked on. Please don't take this all wrong because I have worked on MANY quality Gibsons.....this model, at the price listed, is over priced.

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(14 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Perplexed

By axefixxer

from Marion NC

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Pros

  • Really tried to find one.

Cons

  • substandard quality.

Best Uses

  • Kinda pretty to look at.

Comments about Gibson 2017 Firebird Zero Electric Guitar:

I am a guitar repairman and had a customer bring one to me to set up. I was really surprised, first of all at the finish and the parts. I then decided to look the guitar up and look for specs. I also looked in YouTube and found where a guy spent more money for a bridge because he couldn't adjust the stock bridge down to improve the action. I looked at the low cost Epiphone SG's for comparison and realized that the tuners, bridge, pots, jack etc. were imported and the same on each guitar. The fret edges were as bad as any guitar I've every worked on. Please don't take this all wrong because I have worked on MANY quality Gibsons.....this model, at the price listed, is over priced.

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  • No

(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

LOVE it! A gift to Gibson fans!

By JM

from Bellingham, WA

Pros

  • Incredible price
  • Unique, fun style
  • world class quarter sawn eastern maple neck

Cons

  • none

Best Uses

  • amazing value
  • collection
  • lightweight stage guitar

Comments about Gibson 2017 Firebird Zero Electric Guitar:

I absolutely love everything about this thing! Every single one I have seen, including mine, has a quarter sawn hard maple neck; this is never found on affordable guitars. It is lightweight and has excellent balance. I consider it a great long term investment, and awesome guitar in every way.

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  • No

(7 of 31 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Plain Mary Jane

By A ColumnOfFilesFromThe Right!

from Seattle, WA

Comments about Gibson 2017 Firebird Zero Electric Guitar:

I dunno! I saw it at my local store and was attracted to the price tag, and that it was a Gibson. It sounded good, but looked unattractive and plain. I don't get why Gibson neglected to paint the neck; did it really make it cheaper by not painting the neck? Don't get me wrong, it feels fine and sounds okay; but I want to get excited by playing a Gibson, and this guitar is not exciting. It's just like owning a Gibson just because it's a Gibson. There are much better and more exciting guitars from G&L, ESP LTD, Dean, and even Epiphone at this price tag that are made overseas.

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  • No

(5 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Lil' US Built Axe for the Money

By Joe

from Maryland's lower Eastern Shore.

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Comments about Gibson 2017 Firebird Zero Electric Guitar:

Where to start. Loved this axe right off the wall. Great acoustic qualities. Easy on the shoulder with very good strap balance. 3 days later realized it needed some upgrades to truly live up to the Gibson logo on the headstock. I use a '65 Blackface Deluxe at low volumes, no pedals, and let the gear do their thing... This Bird fell short of what I expect. After a set of Gotoh nickle tuners, lightening bar bridge w/lags & studs, DR Pure Blues 11s, nickle covered P94 (neck), nickle covered 498 (bridge), CTS 300K linear pots, .002 Panasonic poly film cap as a treble bleed, .022 Orange Drop 100v cap for tone, vintage shielded wiring, Schaller mushroom head strap buttons, fret ends groomed, enlarge the side markers, shellac soak & buff the fret board, wet sand & buff the satin neck finish, wet sand & buff that stupid looking gloss from the body finish, Top hat knobs with pointers... This axe has the look & snap you'd expect from a neck thru Bird. Very sweet voice. Solid & stable on stage. I still want to knock some height & put a shoulder only crown on the frets. I'll put an amber toner on the neck at the same time. That can wait until a bit more of a break-in period. Still have less then 750. in it & it sounds, looks & plays like a million. How great a deal is that?

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Pure Americana!

By Johnny B.

from Fort Stockton, TX

Comments about Gibson 2017 Firebird Zero Electric Guitar:

What a find! I've receive Musician's Friend catalog for years! And I always flip pass the Gibson page, for the fact I can never afford one. This previous issue featured the Gibson Firebird Zero at a very affordable price! I ordered one, and received it rather quickly, and right out of the box it's amazing! The action is incredible, the intonation is already set, ready to go! The folks at Gibson did not miss a thing! Just to own a piece of pure Americana at an affordable price is priceless!

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Well worth the price Great Value, Sounds unbelievable!!!!!!!

By Bubba..... Gatorblues

from Sebastian, Florida

Pros

  • Factory strings and action,needs tweaking.
  • Great value for a great sounding, light guitar

Cons

  • and had fallen apart in shipping; NOT typical of
  • Gibson.... But, for that price...GREAT.
  • the toggle switch, and input jack weren't tight

Best Uses

  • All genres....plays great, with a little work.

Comments about Gibson 2017 Firebird Zero Electric Guitar:

Price ...Outstanding, I never expected the sound or playability, for that price...I just had to take a chance, GREAT MOVE, I'll actually gig with it!!!!

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  • No

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Excellent guitar!

By Sabrejack

from Wilmington, DE

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Comments about Gibson 2017 Firebird Zero Electric Guitar:

This is a beautiful guitar, and it was rarin' to go right out of the box. Need nothing but a slight tuning. Killer sound from the excellent pickups and with a little experimentation, you will enjoy rock, heavy metal... even country and jazz sounds are easy to evoke from the Zero. My only disappointment was that the color is less blue than it appeared on my computer screen, and frankly, the finish is not nearly up to Gibson standards. That's the only reason for 4 stars instead of 5. But take it out for a few good gigs and none of that will matter at all.

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(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great value

By marxtone

from Lakewood, OH

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Comments about Gibson 2017 Firebird Zero Electric Guitar:

Really nice to have American made goods because... they're GOOD. The Firebird Zero especially. Had to tweak the neck and install some Les Paul strings, but that was expected. Feels a little light, but I'm comparing it to my Les Paul. Love the color and quality of finish. All the joints are TIGHT and crisp looking. Thank you Gibson, for keeping it in the states!

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  • No

(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Zero is a good name for this guitar

By Uncleknubs

from Pacific N.W.

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Pros

    Cons

    • bridge is not very good
    • no resonance due to light poplar body
    • Tuners are hard to turn

    Best Uses

      Comments about Gibson 2017 Firebird Zero Electric Guitar:

      I have purchased many guitars, most are good and some not so good, this one is one that Gibson should be ashamed to have their name on, imo.
      At least they chose the right name for it; ZERO!

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      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Good guitar, needs tweaking

      By Nathan

      from RKansas

      Comments about Gibson 2017 Firebird Zero Electric Guitar:

      Have owned Gibsons from nearly every era, starting with a 1938 L-00, 1950's ES's, 1960's L-0s, 1970's (SGs, LPs, LP Customs, L-5s), 1980's LPs, 1990s (LPs, SGs, ES), and All sorts from the last 2 decades, including custom shop. That beings said, this is my first "Firebird". The bridge is horrible. You need to have it lower to the body for the action to be low. Because it is not a tight fit on the posts, the bridge is slightly angled. This combination causes the bridge to dig into the finish and wood if you want low, smooth action. I thought about a replacement bridge, but came up with a cheap solution. I put a thin, plastic sheet shim under the front of the bridge. Lowered the action, prevents damage. Nevertheless, this is a HUGE mistake for a brand new model. The pickups sound good and crisp. The balance and feel are great. I like the Gold Mist finish. Would like it if the pickguard was black and had the Firebird on it, but you know. That all being said. For the price, you can't really go wrong for a full size USA made Gibson. You just can't. I hope they fix the bridge issue.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      I'm very happy with mine!....

      By Jerry

      from Virginia Beach, Virginia

      Pros

      • I love the weight of this guitar.

      Cons

      • It was hard to fit into the supplied gig bag...
      • Maybe better tuners?

      Best Uses

      • As a second guitar mostly........

      Comments about Gibson 2017 Firebird Zero Electric Guitar:

      I saw mine hanging behind the counter at my local GC and the price attracted me to try it out. I plugged it into a '65 Deluxe reissue as that's what I gig with and was instantly impressed. It played great right out of the box and the tone was clear and even... I'm mainly a Tele player but feel the need for a humbucker equipped guitar for some tunes as I gig three nights a week and my Tele sounds a little think on some rock, western swing or jazzy things. I've been taking my Les Paul along for those tunes but since I've had this guitar it's been filling that need just fine. My gigs are probably more country orientated than anything else and this guitar actually has the twang factor going for it. I've had it modified with two mini toggle switches activating a phase switch and a coil tap on the bridge pickup.... I took it to my Monday night gig this week as my only guitar and it never let me down on any style we played even the Bluegrass tunes........ I don't see anything wrong with the bridge either, works fine for me.....JH in Va.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      I would buy it again but please..fret the details

      By Marcus

      from Utah

      Comments about Gibson 2017 Firebird Zero Electric Guitar:

      When I played it initially it wasn't set up too bad. The fret ends were sharp but that's something that can be fixed. The reason I purchased it was because of the sound. It's got a mid woody "sg" kind of tone. Not exactly sg but still sounds great. The frets though.. are you sitting down? The overall surface of the frets are great, it's the cheese grater/lawn mower blade ends that are bad. Otherwise an amazing buy for a great sounding guitar. Get it now for the price, then get the fret ends worked on. Use a 15 or 20 percent of coupon, then use the remainder for set up and you've got an awesome guitar.

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      • No
       
      5.0

      2017 Firebird Zero Electric Guitar - pelham blue

      By CheapUsaGibsonYaMan

      from Florida

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      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Great bang for you buck USA made Gibson
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • Bridge profile could be a hair shorter

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Pretty much anywhere you want to use a guitar
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Gibson 2017 Firebird Zero Electric Guitar:

      I think this is a great bang for you buck USA Gibson guitar. The only 'con', if you can call it a 'con' is the profile of the bridge could be a hair shorter. I got mine all set up nice action wise, intonation, etc, but, ya, the bridge profile could be a little shorter. However, keep in mind many people pay far more money for guitars and they still swap out the bridges, tuners, pickups, etc...

       
      3.0

      Doesn't play like a Gibson USA

      By C.K.

      from Florida

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      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Gibson 2017 Firebird Zero Electric Guitar:

      I bought this guitar because I love odd guitars that are different plus it had a good price. I had played one at a store and it sounded and played great. Unfortunately when I got mine, It did not. The intonation has been off since I bought it and when I got it fixed, it unfixed itself later that same day. I almost barely play it until I can get it fixed just because I am that disappointed with the sound.

       
      5.0

      Great guitar and looks killer!

      By rubenr78

      from San Antonio, TX

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      Pros

      • Good Quality
      • Looks Great
      • Plays Great
      • Sounds Great

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gigs
        • Jamming
        • Practice

        Comments about Gibson 2017 Firebird Zero Electric Guitar:

        I really like this guitar. It looks and feels great, which is expected from Gibson. One of its selling points for me is its thin body that feels really good when playing live.

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        • No
         
        5.0

        Yes

        By Nightrider60

        from Philadelphia pa

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        Comments about Gibson 2017 Firebird Zero Electric Guitar:

        Everything

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        • No
         
        5.0

        Way to go Gibson

        By luckybighead

        from North Tx.

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        Comments about Gibson 2017 Firebird Zero Electric Guitar:

        Back-ordered this Firebird about 2 weeks ago and it came in 3 days ago. Exactly what I expected, as I got the LP m2 about 6 weeks ago. To me, this is a Melody Maker, except it has 2 pick ups and a tone knob. It's very light, seems a little smaller, and sounds fine. I love it, and to get a Gibson made in the USA at this price is wonderful. I was expecting the color to be a little faded compared to the picture it shows, but very happy, it looked very close to what was shown. Thanks Gibson and MF for another great deal.

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        • No
         
        3.0

        Zero Firebird

        By Mitch

        from FL

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        Pros

        • Extremely light

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • small venues

          Comments about Gibson 2017 Firebird Zero Electric Guitar:

          When the guitar arrived I was not sure there was one in the box as it was so light. The guitar is the lightest I have ever played over 5o years. Out of the box the neck needed to be adjusted to improve playability and reduce a nasty buzz. Once done the guitar plays nice and is worth the price. However, Gibson has cut a lot of corners here especially on the finish. Sure this is to compete with the overseas markets.
          Not a bad guitar if you want a USA guitar but it is far from the high Gibson standards of the past.

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          • No

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          AMERICAN innovation at its finest

          By Crash

          from Texting and Driving

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          Comments about Gibson 2017 Firebird Zero Electric Guitar:

          An American made high quality Gibson Firebird for the cost of a mediocre import. Gibson hits this one outta the park for maintaining high build standards that prove they're at the forefront of innovation.

          (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Love the sound weight

          By Phil

          from Browning MO

          Comments about Gibson 2017 Firebird Zero Electric Guitar:

          I bought this guitar because I play at alot of clubs and small outdoor shows you know a working band always broke lol. This guitar sounds good through my tube head and 2 -12 cab not name dropping because they dont pay me to play there stuff,I know I will change to speed nobs and locking tuners and a different nut.I love the weight and a good strap takes care of any neck heavy issues I have 4 LP there heavy I guess im getting old.Dont care for the old school bridge but a little tweek it will be ok if you want to say you own a Gibson well buy it its a good guitar but there are alot of good guitars for the money it comes down to it try before you buy you need to play people can only tell you what they think what you think matters.

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