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Gibson Custom Firebird Non-Reverse with 3 Mini Humbuckers  

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The original Gibson "Non-reverse" Firebirds were produced from 1966—1969 and featured a headstock with banjo styled tuners on the bass side, and a bo...Read More

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A Gibson Custom guitar that combines the best features found in the Firebird models.

The original Gibson "Non-reverse" Firebirds were produced from 1966—1969 and featured a headstock with banjo styled tuners on the bass side, and a body having the bass side horn slightly longer than the treble side horn. This body style was less radical than earlier Firebird models and provided greater access to the neck, which had a fast slim-taper '60s profile giving this instrument extraordinary playability. The Gibson Firebird Non-Reverse has a 24½" scale body made of solid mahogany and a 1-piece mahogany neck with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard. Other amenities include dot inlays, gold hardware, and an ABR-1 fixed bridge and stop tailpiece.

This model has electronics similar in style to the Firebird VII (originally introduced in 1963), and is fitted with 3 Gibson mini-humbucking pickups, which produce a clearer, brighter tone that sits between the sound of single coil pickups and full-sized humbuckers in the tonal spectrum. It also has a standard glued-in ("set") neck with a long tenon joint, rather than the original neck-through construction used in original reversed Firebirds.

FEATURES
  • Body: Firebird "Non Reversed"
  • Body Wood: Solid Mahogany
  • Neck: 1-Piece Mahogany With Long Neck Tenon
  • Scale Length: 24 3/4"
  • Neck Profile: Firebird Rounded
  • Fingerboard Wood: 22 Fret Rosewood
  • Inlays: Pearloid Dot
  • Nut Width: 1-11/16"
  • Pickups: Three Mini-Humbuckers
  • Controls: 2 Volume, 2 Tone, 3-Way Switch
  • Hardware Color: Gold
  • Bridge: ABR-1
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar
  • Tuners: "Banjo" Style Mini-Kidney Bean
  • Strings: Brite Wires .010-.046
  • Case: Non-Reverse Firebird Case
  • Extra: Certificate Of Authenticity

Own "the cream of the crop" of Firebirds.

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Gibson CustomFirebird Non-Reverse with 3 Mini Humbuckers
 
4.8

(based on 8 reviews)

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5.0

jeffery

By gibboplayer

from england uk

Comments about Gibson Custom Firebird Non-Reverse with 3 Mini Humbuckers:

just got 1 here in england plays like a dream i use it for blues great for clapton stuff in cream gorgeous stupendous the neck

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4.0

Sweet

By Andreas xVx

from Cincinnati

Comments about Gibson Custom Firebird Non-Reverse with 3 Mini Humbuckers:

Surprisingly versatile, this guitar sounds good no matter what you

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5.0

great guitar

By BPO

from Portland, OR

Comments about Gibson Custom Firebird Non-Reverse with 3 Mini Humbuckers:

Nice ax for the money if you wanna play it on gigs. I would not take my vintage bird on the the road so this one does quite nicly. If you dont mind a fat neck it takes a bit of getting use to. But once you get the tone dialed in from this guitar it makes up for it. Its a bit challanging to play fast. But when you know when and were you want to drop the notes in it a pleasure to play. It looks so cool the pic dont do it right. Get it if your gonna do gigs with it will hold up.

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5.0

This is the guitar

By Fonch92

from CCS Venezuela

Comments about Gibson Custom Firebird Non-Reverse with 3 Mini Humbuckers:

ok the one thing I didnt like about this guitar is that it doesnt give you a neck and bridge pickup combination. the pickup selection is configured like a 50s strat, with the three positions being the three individual pickups. tone: the best. If youve ever played minihumbuckers, they are the best thing ever since single coils and humbuckers. it hits right in the middle spot, with the humbucker body and strength and the FENDER SINGLE COIL punch and bite. P90s are ok but mini humbuckers are the best pickups ever if youre looking for a good alt indie tone. If you like jazzmasters you should love this guitar, cuz a good jazzmaster is difficult to find, one that isnt too bright but has the growl.Imagine a strat with too much balls. thats the tone this guitar will give you. Hendrix never sounded so good with this neck pickup. the bridge pickup wont do country or rockabilly easily, but it will perfectly handle the rest. The middle is my least favorite one, but its perfect for overdriven chords and non-soloing in generalthe body will be weird at fisrt, but after you hear that tone and feel the baseball bat neck vibrating youll want nothing else. I dont own it because I dont have the dough and I am young and this is a delicate guitar for older, more refined players who can take care of their instruments (I use a baja tele, need I say more? which by the way is another excelent guitar for students and underground musicians who are working on their stuff and have plans for the future and are working their way up.

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5.0

Awesome Guitar!

By G0C

from New Orleans, LA

Comments about Gibson Custom Firebird Non-Reverse with 3 Mini Humbuckers:

This is an amazing guitar! It looks amazing, sounds amazing, and plays great! The only negative aspect to this guitar is that I have a problem keeping it in tune. Now, you have to consider the fact that Firebirds are not for everybody. These are very unique feeling guitars... you almost have to wrestle the guitar into submission! But once you tame it, there is nothing like it!

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4.0

Not a NOOB

By yeah-kqnt0

from Naples, Florida

Comments about Gibson Custom Firebird Non-Reverse with 3 Mini Humbuckers:

I own the 2003 model and it is a very nice guitar. The neck is like a baseball bat which I like. Honestly is a great guitar by something about it just doesn't really please me and i think its the tone. I'm used to a nice les paul tone and when i have this its like a mix of a paul and strat. i don't tend to use it much but im sure down the line i'll pick it up. overall its a great guitar and i recommend buying it

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5.0

Great!

By nick-nGOw3

from Jacksonville, FL

Comments about Gibson Custom Firebird Non-Reverse with 3 Mini Humbuckers:

The Gibson Firebird Non-Reverse with 3 Mini Humbuckers is the perfect guitar! If you want a great guitar get this one. It looks amazing,it plays amazing, and sounds amazing through any amp.I couldn't beleive my eyes when I opened up the case(the picture doesn't do this guitar much justice). The mini humbuckers are much better than I thought they would be. The only problem I have with this guitar is that your pick sometimes hits the middle pickup but I am happy to live with that for this guitar.

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5.0

Gibson Firebird Non-Reverse with 3 Mini Humbuckers

By nick-nGOw3

from Jacksonville, FL

Comments about Gibson Custom Firebird Non-Reverse with 3 Mini Humbuckers:

This is the best guitar I have ever played. The finish was amazing and it looked great right out of the box. It is so easy to play and the mini humbuckers are mind blowing! This guitar never gets out of tune and it is perfect for any guitarist. Any one who plays guitar should get this one!

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