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Gibson Firebird Studio Vintage Burst, 2017

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The Gibson Firebird Studio was a simplified expression of the original Firebird V design, using a set neck, full-sized humbuckers and ‘Non Reverse’ headstock. It seems to have been discontinued in the recent past. In a number of ways, the Firebird Studio is a mixture of the original ‘Reverse’ Firebird aesthetics and ‘Non-Reverse’ construction techniques. The original and re-issue ‘Reverse’ models use a neck -through design and three-piece body, but the ‘Non-Reverse’ have always used a set neck and slab body.

This Gibson Firebird Studio example was built in Nashville during 2017, and is in overall good condition. The original Grover mini tuners have been replaced with Sperzel locking tuners, which will speed up string changes. There are a few small dents and some play wear but the guitar plays quite well, is reasonably light and is quite resonant.  It feels a little more compact than the Firebird V reviewed recently. If you’re considering a Les Paul, LP Studio, or SG – check one of these models out.

Sold with a non-original hard shell case – this model originally shipped with a gig bag.

Here’s the builder on the 2017 version of the Firebird Studio:

“This hard-working rendition of Gibson’s original Firebird focuses on what matters most to the working guitarist: tone and playability. It is light, nimble, fast and extremely comfortable to play. The 496R and 500T humbuckers are absolute powerhouses, ready to rock the house with the grind and aggression that go beyond traditional Mini-Humbuckers. Exquisitely polished frets allow for smoother bends and a better feel, while vintage looks will be sure to make you stand out both in studio and on stage.”

Gibson Firebird Studio 2017 Specifications:

  • Body & Neck: Mahogany
  • Neck profile: Slim taper
  • Neck width: 1.695 in.
  • Heel: Traditional
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Scale length: 24.75
  • Frets: 22, polished
  • Nut: Tektoid
  • Inlay: Acrylic dots
  • Bridge: Aluminum Tune-o-Matic with steel thumbwheels
  • Tailpiece: Aluminum Stop Bar with steel posts
  • Knobs: Black top hats with silver inserts
  • Tuners: Mini-grovers
  • Hardware Plating: Chrome
  • Neck pickup: 496R
  • Bridge pickup: 496T
  • Controls: 2 volumes, 2 tones, 1 toggle switch
  • Finishes available: Vintage Sunburst, Pelham Blue

Price: $1,450.00 CAD
  • Model: Firebird Studio T
  • Year: 2017
  • Finish Vintage Sunburst
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: 170027744, built in Nashville during 2017
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Good
  • Date Posted: 26/07/2022

  • Consignment Item

  • Including Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 6.82lbs 3.1kg
  • Scale Length: 628.6mm 24.75in
  • Nut Width: 42.88mm 1.688in

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