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Gibson ‘The Firebird’ Dreadnought Dark Sunburst, 2012


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Produced as one of 40 by the Bozeman, Montana Custom Shop, this Gibson ‘The Firebird’ is a spectacular square-shoulder dreadnought steel string with quilted Maple back and sides.

Introduced in 2004 and recently discontinued, the Gibson ‘The Firebird’ model is based on a full size, square shoulder, Maple body dreadnought. Maple tends to be fairly bright, but the tonal characteristics of the Dreadnought body add quite a bit of bottom end and fullness.

Gibson chose very high grade woods for these guitars – Sitka Spruce for the tops and bracing, Quilted Maple for the sides and back, highly flamed Maple for the neck, Ebony for the bridge and bound fingerboard, and Mahogany for the body blocks. The unique inlay set includes Mother of Pearl and Abalone ‘flame’ representations for the position markers, while the headstock inlay depicts a Firebird rising from flames. The bridge end inlays and the hand-painted pickguard also have a flame motif. The tuners are nickel-plated Grover Roto-Matics with metal keystone buttons.

This Gibson ‘The Firebird’ is in overall very good condition with minor finish and play wear – it hasn’t just been in its case for the last decade! The tone has developed nicely and there is plenty of volume and projection.

The original Gibson-branded hard shell case is included.

Gibson ‘The Firebird’ Dreadnought Specifications:

  • Body Shape: Dreadnought
  • Top: Sitka Spruce
  • Back and Sides: Quilted Maple
  • Bracing: Traditional Hand Scalloped x-Bracing
  • Binding: Multi-ply top, Multi-ply Back
  • Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Neck Material: Two-piece Maple
  • Profile: Round
  • Scale Length: 25.5″/647.7mm
  • Fingerboard Material: Richlite, Indian Rosewood or Ebony
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12″
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Frets: Standard
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.72″/43.68mm
  • Inlays: Mother of Pearl and Abalone
  • Joint: Compound dovetail neck-to-body
  • Tuner Plating: Gold
  • Bridge: Traditional Belly Up, Ebony
  • Saddle Material: Bone
  • Tuning Machines: Grover Keystone
  • Pickguard: Hummingbird with Flames
  • Truss Rod Cover: B/W Custom
  • Bridge Pins: Bone

Price: $5,500.00 CAD
  • Model: The Firebird
  • Year: 2012
  • Finish Dark Cherry Sunburst
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: 10052064, dated to January 05, 2012 at Bozeman MT
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Date Posted: 09/12/2022

  • Consignment Item

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 4.644lbs 2.12kg
  • Scale Length: 25.354in 644mm
  • Nut Width: 1.731in 43.97mm
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