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Gibson Firebird Studio Reverse '70s Tribute Electric Guitar  

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The Gibson Firebird Studio Reverse '70s Tribute Electric Guitar celebrates a great guitar from the past. It features pickups that have a new magnet a...Read More

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An iconic guitar from the past with upgraded electronics.

The Gibson Firebird Studio Reverse '70s Tribute Electric Guitar celebrates a great guitar from the past. It features pickups that have a new magnet and pole piece configuration with dual steel blades and a single Alnico V magnet. This more efficient design makes for improved output at less expense. The calibrated pickup winding offers balanced output in both rhythm and lead positions with increased output on the bridge pickup. Covered with solid chrome, these pickups produce higher output than previous mini humbucking pickups, yet still retain a vintage voice with plenty of chime.

FEATURES
  • Mahogany body
  • Maple neck with unique '70s, Thin-To-Thick with Volute profile
  • Baked maple fingerboard, dot inlays
  • Chrome tune-o-matic bridge
  • Mini Grover keys
  • Dual Firebird pickups

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GibsonFirebird Studio Reverse '70s Tribute Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 5 reviews)

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  • Good feel (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (3)
    • Practicing (3)

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    5.0

    As good as it's flashier cousins.

    By elxglenn

    from San Juan, Puerto Rico

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • "basic" Appearance

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Gibson Firebird Studio Reverse '70s Tribute Electric Guitar:

    A great variation on the firebird design, this "studio" version has a thin nitro finish that wears beautifully and firebird-correct mini humbucker pickups. The pick are a great blend of humbucker and single coil tones as they are a little brighter than humbuckers tend to be and a little "twangy". The gig bag could be better but it protects the instrument well. Truss rod works great, fretwork is well done, the mini grover tuners also do their job well. I have the black model which is the most "basic" looking of the colors but even this finish is quite handsome. This guitar has no reason to envy the higher end firebirds unless you prefer the dressed up aesthetic.

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    4.0

    Concerned

    By jamming TC

    from Arkansas

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Fret Buzz

      Best Uses

      • Jamming

      Comments about Gibson Firebird Studio Reverse '70s Tribute Electric Guitar:

      Guitar has a true blues and classic rock vibe, taking it to my guitar guy. The strings hit BOTH pickups if you play above the 15th fret, which I do alot. Yes Iknow the pickups can be dropped, but the neck came as low as it will go.

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      (2 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excelent ¡¡¡¡¡

      By NanoZakk

      from La Serena , Chile

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Feel

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Gibson Firebird Studio Reverse '70s Tribute Electric Guitar:

        Good Instrument

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        (22 of 25 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Amazing Guitar!

        By FrictionofthedaybandNoah

        from Nashvillle PA

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Made In America
        • Nitro Finish
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

        • Gig Bag Disaster

        Best Uses

        • Face melting
        • Jamming
        • Looking Like A Rock God
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • Sounding Like A Rock God

        Comments about Gibson Firebird Studio Reverse '70s Tribute Electric Guitar:

        Wow, what an amazing Guitar.

        Here's the low down on this American Made bad boy.

        1. The Baked Maple fingerboard is nothing to fear. It plays just as good as any Rosewood Fingerboard I've played. Most importantly, it sounds great. It still sounds warm like Rosewood, but it has a little more "Bite". If no one told you it was baked maple you'd likely never know it wasn't rosewood.

        2. The Mini-Buckers. These sound NOTHING like the old Gibson Mini Buckers. These sound like a full size humbucker when playing your amp in overdrive. The pickups are plenty hot for soaring rock solos, pinch harmonics and overdriven feedback sounds. Roll back the gain and you get great classic rock sounds and grtitty blues tones.

        Clean is where these pickups sound different from standard humbuckers. They still sound fantastic, but they lack the mids (Whcih can be a good thing) that the fullsize humbuckers have. The sound is full and rich with a touch of chime on the top and growl on the bottom.

        This guitar can do it all, the cleanest of ballads to the hardest of rock. It will do the job. I've even played a smooth jazz show with this guitar.

        3. The Neck - This is no skinny mini,(Not to Fat Either, if that's possible) and thats a goood thing. Alot of a guitar's tone comes from the neck, and a fat neck makes better tone. Most cheapy guitars have skinny necks that are geared to newbies. DON'T Fear the Fat Neck, Love it and embrace it.

        The Neck reminds me of the Les Paul Studio neck or the Gibson Sg standard neck. Its very comfortable and easy to play all night long.

        4. The Gig Bag. Get a Hardshell case asap! The gig bag is a broken guitar waiting to happen.

        5. Finish - The fadded Nitro finish on mine looks great, but even after one gig the finish was worn off ddown to the wood were by strap rest near the Bridge Strap Button. The Fadded guitars finish will wear ALOT fast than a standard nitro Finish, so if you play alot and don't like the Relic look, keep that in mind. Nitro is still 1000 times better than the poly (Plastic) finishes other guitar makers use.

        6. Set up - At the price you pay for this guitar, or any guitar for that matter you should still always expect to have to set it up. However my only gripe on this guiitar was that mine came with the string guides cut into the nut way to shallow. The strings would bind and the guitar was very hard to keep / get in tune. after a pro setup, it plays like butter and stays in tune fine.

        Bottom line, Get this guitar, you won't regret it. Gibson is a great company who keeps alot of Americans working and musicians playing.

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        (11 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        This guitar is AWESOME!

        By Nick999

        from Chicago, IL

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Gibson Firebird Studio Reverse '70s Tribute Electric Guitar:

        I've wanted a Firebird for a long time and finally decided to just get one. The 70's Tribute is very affordable and it looks and sounds great. It took awhile for Musician's Friend to actually receive their shipment of them so i had to wait about a month but it was well worth the wait. TOTALLY AWESOME!

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