Gibson Skunk Baxter Firebird Electric Guitar  

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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' 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.

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.

 

Skunk Baxter Firebird Electric Guitar Specifications:

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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