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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' pre-Experience band, Baxter be...Read More

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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' pre-Experience band, Baxter became a founding member of Steely Dan, then joined hit-makers the Doobie Brothers in 1974. He' 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 œreverse-body Firebird, with its distinctive looks and multi-piece œneck-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' 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.

An iconic guitar with Skunkified electronics.

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' Limited Lifetime Warranty.
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GibsonSkunk Baxter Firebird Electric Guitar
 
2.3

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1.0

Sent it back

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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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    (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Will not stay in tune

    By 

    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

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    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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