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Gibson Skunk Baxter Firebird Electric Guitar  

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With one of the most jaw-dropping resumes in music, Skunk Baxter knows about tone. After playing bass in Jimi Hendrix’s pre-Experience band, Baxter b...Read More

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An iconic guitar with Skunkified electronics.

With one of the most jaw-dropping resumes in music, Skunk Baxter knows about tone. After playing bass in Jimi Hendrix’s pre-Experience band, Baxter became a founding member of Steely Dan, then joined hit-makers the Doobie Brothers in 1974. He’s worked with Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart, Linda Ronstadt, Ringo Starr, and several others. His weapon of choice? A Gibson Firebird, of course—and with that kind of background, you just know that his Firebird is going to be something special.

The Skunk Baxter Firebird by Gibson USA is built in the tradition of the original “reverse-body” Firebird, with its distinctive looks and multi-piece “neck-through-body” construction for superior strength and sustain. However, a radically new set of Firebird Mini-humbuckers (designed by Jim DeCola), while the hottest mini-hums yet, retain the sweet, dynamic tone similar to that of Gibson’s original ’57 humbuckers. Route three of these powerful pickups through independent on/off and full/split-coil switching for an insane number of variations and combinations, and this is the most sonically versatile Firebird yet to take flight.

The high-quality Tune-o-matic bridge, Lyre vibrato tailpiece, and Steinberger gearless tuners deliver consistent performance on stage or in the studio—and when it come to looks, the high-gloss Copper Metallic finish, black plastics, white fingerboard binding, and pearloid block inlays make the Skunk Baxter Firebird a visual treat. Includes case.

FEATURES
  • Mahogany body
  • 9-ply neck-through construction
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • 3 mini-humbuckers with pickup switching system designed by Skunk Baxter
  • Chrome Lyre tailpiece with Steinberger tuners
  • Switching system allows for any pickup combination along with coil tap
  • Includes hardshell case

Grab a killer-looking and super-versatile Firebird. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS

Skunk Baxter Firebird Electric Guitar

  • Body
  • Top: Mahogany
  • Body Type: Firebird
  • Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50 Body
  • Neck
  • Species: Mahogany/Walnut
  • Profile: .800 / .850 Firebird
  • Truss Rod: Standard
  • Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50Neck
  • Neck Fit
  • Joint: Mortise & Tenon
  • Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50
  • Joint Angle: Tolerance +/- .005"Neck Fit
  • Fingerboard
  • Species: Rosewood
  • Radius: 12"
  • Nut/E.O.B: 1.695/2.260
  • Binding: White
  • Inlays: Acrylic blockFingerboard
  • Nut
  • Material: Corian
  • Width: 1.695Nut
  • Headstock
  • Type: Firebird
  • Truss Rod Cover: Black hot stamp gold "Gibson"
  • Tuners
  • Model: Steinbeger gearless
  • Plating: Chrome
  • Tuning Ratio: 40:1
  • Bridge
  • Type: Tune-O-Matic
  • Material: Zamak
  • Plating: ChromeBridge
  • Tailpiece
  • Type: Lyer TLPC
  • Plating: ChromeTailpiece
  • Hardware
  • Knobs: Black top hat w/silver Tone & Volume inserts
  • Pickguard: Black Firebird
  • Control Plate: Cover Firebird style, solid black
  • Trim Rings: Black Chrome
  • Strings: .009 - .046, Genuine Gibson strings
  • Strap Buttons: AluminumHardware
  • Pickups
  • Rhythm: Skunk Baxter (Alnico V)
  • Middle: Skunk Baxter (Alnico V)
  • Lead: Skunk Baxter (Alnico V)Pickups
  • Electronics
  • Potentiometers: 1 Volume Controls, 1 Tone Controls
  • Type: 500K Non-Linear
  • Pickguard Switch: (black) (3) pickup on/off switches
  • Body Switch: (black) (3) pickup coil split switches
  • Output Jack: 1/4" mono
  • Finish
  • Copper Metallic
  • Sealer: Nitrocellulose
  • Process: 1-1.5 mils
  • Case
  • Type: Gibson Hardshell
  • Exterior: Black w/Gibson Logo
  • Accessories
  • Additional Materials: Each Skunk Baxter Firebird comes with a Truss Rod Wrench, adjustment literature, and documentation for the guitar’s Limited Lifetime Warranty.
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GibsonSkunk Baxter Firebird Electric Guitar
 
2.3

(based on 3 reviews)

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1.0

Sent it back

By Dk

from Ma

Pros

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

Cons

  • Nice Sound Great Neck
  • Returned It
  • Would Not Stay In Tune R

Best Uses

    Comments about Gibson Skunk Baxter Firebird Electric Guitar:

    Went out of tune instantly. Otherwise a nice guitar.

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    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Will not stay in tune

    By Dont have one

    from Austin, Tx

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • Will not stay in tune
    • Wont Stay In Tune

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Gibson Skunk Baxter Firebird Electric Guitar:

    The guitar is beautifull, plays & sounds great, but it will not stay in tune. So that is a serious problem.And Im totally bummed about it because other than tuneing its great. The case is larger than a bass case & weighs 23 lbs W/guitar 31lbs..

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    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Interesting and Beautiful Keeper

    By Shrimp13

    from Tucson, AZ

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Unusual
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Electric Guitar Uses

      Comments about Gibson Skunk Baxter Firebird Electric Guitar:

      The fit and finish is excellent. The copper finish is rich and shimmering. 3 mini hums with individual on/off and coil tap switches make it second only to the G&L Comanche Studio VI for versatility. The Steinberger gearless tuners are smooth and rock solid. This guitar is not neck heavy and comfortable whether sitting or standing.

      It's unusual enough to meet the aesthetic needs of a guy like me who doesn't want the same guitar as everyone else but wants that Gibson quality.

      Great guitar, my new #1.

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