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Gibson Firebird Studio Reverse '70s Tribute Left-Handed Electric Guitar  

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

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An iconic guitar from the past with upgraded electronics.

The Gibson Firebird Studio Reverse '70s Tribute Left-Handed 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
  • Left-hand model
  • Mahogany body
  • Maple neck, ‘60s Slim Taper w/volute, 17° headstock angle
  • Baked maple fingerboard, trapezoid inlays
  • Chrome Tune-o-Matic bridge
  • Mini Grover keys
  • Dual Firebird pickups

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GibsonFirebird Studio Reverse '70s Tribute Left-Handed Electric Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 5 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (5)
  • Good tone (4)
  • Good feel (3)
  • Good pick up (3)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (3)

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    5.0

    Excellent guitar

    By Devil Boy

    from Alexandria, VA

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Rock Concerts

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

      I am very satisfied with the tone. The mini-humbuckers exceeded my expectations. The fretboard and neck are a bit fat, so playing this guitar is work on some songs. But, overall, great value for the money. I am a huge fan of the color (mine silverburst). If you can get next to the nontraditional look of the guitar, this may be a match for you.

      I truly appreciate that I was able to get a left-handed model new.

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      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Can't go wrong with Gibson

      By none

      from Auburn, NY

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing
        • Recording

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

        Great price, 3-4 days ship, Pkg survived UPS.
        Instrument setup (intone, etc) was better than many I've bought new. I would (maybe as a promotion?)custom string if requested. Or easier, throw in a set w/ requested guage. came w/ 10s, I use 9s. No biggie, but my fat fingers (for a lead player)don't mesh well w/ mini Schallers, great tuners thou. How about award for best comment? Bye now

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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I liked how fast it got to my house.

        By CannonBall

        from Chicago

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play

        Cons

        • Poor Quality Craftsmanship
        • The frets are sharp

        Best Uses

        • Small Venues

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

        This is my "kick around" guitar.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Finally

        By AdiosCapn

        from Portland OR

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

            The setup was perfect out of the box. They Plek these necks and it shows. It's a no-frills slab of mahogany with a thin finish and a nice set of pickups that can do clean or crunch. It's light and has good sustain. The neck has some girth to it which makes for comfortable playing. The tuners are a tight fit on the headstock, but that's really a non-issue. Overall I'd say it's a good bang for buck.

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            (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Beautiful Finish & Tone! QC is sketchy.

            By LeftyMan2009

            from San Diego, CA

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Left Handed Models
            • Nitro Finish
            • Well balanced

            Cons

            • Cheap tuners
            • Fret Buzz
            • Questionable QC
            • Sharp Frets
            • Tuners Too Close Together

            Best Uses

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

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

            So this is a super stripped down slab of a Gibson. The best thing about this guitar is of course the fact that the iconic Firebird body has finally been made available to us leftys. I've got the sunburst finish, and the finish looks amazing. It's also beautifully contrasted with the cream pickguard and trim. The entire back of the guitar is painted black, which is a reasonable cost cutting measure to be expected for a USA made Gibson at this price point.

            The mini humbuckers are an unusual animal. They definitely straddle the line between standard single coils and standard humbuckers. When played clean it's got a great chime to it that produce perfect country style tones, and when played overdriven the chime gets an awesome crunch to it. Getting classic 70's Rock and Southern Rock tones are a breeze. When on full blown distortion, it continued to handle well. It still retained the characteristic chime even when hitting the power chords with the bridge pick up. I'm not sure if these pick ups would be ideal for metal fans, but they'll sound great for classic rock, punk and country. And becuase they're still humbuckers, there's none of the buzz associated with standard single coils.

            Having never played one of these before I bought this one, I was really surprised with the thickness of the neck. It's a really chunky neck and it's nothing like the 60's slim taper that's on my les paul. It's not overwhelming thick, but may take some getting used too if you're used to smaller necks.

            Another cost saving measure was a lot less detail on the headstock and the use of mini tuners. These tuners seem more appropriate for an Epiphone than a USA Gibson, but they seem to be holding up ok for now. However these tuners are annoyingly close together, and it's a little challenging to adjust one without hitting the others. And because the tuners have been installed so close together, I don't know how easy it would be to have these replaced if needed.

            The worst thing about my guitar is the appearant sacrifice of costs for quality. The fretwork and set up fall far short of what you'd expect for a USA Gibson. Hopefully this is just an isolated incident with my guitar, but I highly doubt it. The edges of the frets seem to be relatively sharp, and it's got some nasty buzzing on the lower 3 strings on the first 3 frets. The nut also appears to have a really shallow cut for the strings. It's definitely going to need a professional set up before I'm totally happy with it, but again, at this price point, this should be expected. And if you're totally happy with the set up out of the box, then consider yourself very lucky.

            Overall, it's still a great looking and sounding guitar, and I wouldn't let these deficiencies stop me from still recommending this guitar. However, I would add the caveat that it's probably going to need a professional set up and possibly some fret work before you can be totally happy with this guitar. I highly recommend trying one out in person if possible before buying. This way you can decide for yourself if the quality and feel of this guitar is right for you. Rock On! \m/

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