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Gibson 2016 Firebird T Electric Guitar Vintage Sunburst 

(Vintage Sunburst)  Sku #J26291000001000

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This product has been discontinued but may be available as a Open Box item.

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The Re-Birth of the legendary 'Bird.

Since 1963 the Firebird has drawn the admiration of a who's-who list of great guitarists. The 2016 Firebird T brings together everything that has made the Firebird such a desirable guitar. The stylized body features neck-through construction with a nine-ply mahogany neck, producing the familiar playing experience of vintage Firebirds with unbelievable sustain, all with a hand-sprayed nitrocellulose finish that lets every bit of tone ooze through.

The neck respects Gibson's traditional width and includes a self-lubricating Graph Tech nut that improves sustain and intonation whether you'e bending strings or not. The fretboard inlays faithfully reproduce the original design the 1963 Firebird V. A pair of traditional Firebird mini-humbuckers dish up the rich and biting tone of yesterday and today, along with great looks to match.

Hardware includes a tune-o-matic bridge and Steinberger gearless tuning keys. The 2016 Firebird T comes complete with a gig bag. Pick one up and see how far this bird can fly.

Key features
The familiar, time-proven playing feel of classic Firebirds
Density for solid sustain, self-lubrication for accurate return-to-pitch after bending - without string stick
World-class tuners provide exceptional efficiency while preserving the distinctive reverse headstock shape
Renowned for a rich, clear, biting tone - yesterday and today
There's no other way to obtain this kind of sustain
Outstanding stability, excellent intonation, and time-tested performance
The hand-sprayed, nitrocellulose lacquer helps your guitar look, feel, and sound its best
The unique body design is rock solid, from the headstock to the strap pin
Faithfully reproduced inlay design from the 1963 Firebird V
Right out of the case, your handcrafted, American-made guitar is ready for immediate action

  • Neck width: Historic 1-11/16" neck width
  • Nut: Graph Tech nut
  • Tuners: Steinberger Gearless tuning keys
  • Pickups: Traditional Firebird mini-humbuckers
  • Body: Original neck-through-body construction
  • Bridge: Tune-o-matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece
  • Finish: Nitro Vintage Sunburst finish
  • Classic nine-ply mahogany-walnut neck construction
  • Inlays: Traditional trapezoid inlays
  • Setup: Comprehensive hand-finished setup
  • Gig bag included

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rock the world with a Firebird T


from birmingham michigan

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


    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Live Studio Practice
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Gibson 2016 Firebird T Electric Guitar:

    The Firebird T is one of the best guitar options in this price range available. The finish is very well done, the pickups are balanced and have the kind of snap that draws attention. Not too bright but never lost in the mix. Gibson continues to put out top quality instruments and continues to be a leader in musical instrument manufacturing. A year ago they went a little over board with the min-e tune systems and features that the customers didn't need or ask for. Today that's changed into bringing the kind of product the customer wants and is willing to pay for, based on quality. I opted to buy a SKB hard shell case. i am not a fan of gig bags because I do take my instruments out to gigs. Bags won't protect my instruments from clumsy roadies. haha. The Firebird also has a unique and fascinating tuning system from Steinberger. The tuners have a 40:1 ratio and really keep the instrument in tune with the locking mechanism. I am impressed with the weight of the Firebird too. The vintage guitars had banjo tuners and could feel a little top heavy to certain players, depending on tastes of course. This guitar was setup perfectly right out of the box and I believe they use the PLEK process to finish the frets. So, in my opinion, this is the best bang for the buck for a legendary instrument that has stood the test of time. check it out.

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