Despite the name, six strings only on this one. Only a fool or a poltroon would think that Gibson would slap 7 strings on a firebird, but Gibson have produced a particularly beautiful model here and tell me you don’t want one. 3 humbucker, through neck, Steinberger tuners, wang bar, it is all a cornucopia of delight. Gibson say…

The “reverse-body” Firebird has been beloved since the early ’60s for its radical looks and rich tones. The Firebird 7 takes the elegance of top-flight model and adds fatter, creamier tones with a triple of full-sized ’57 Classic humbuckers. The original neck-through-body, 9-ply construction with mahogany body wings establishes a solid core for optimum resonance and sustain, which translates to everything from thumping rock crunch to singing, throaty blues tones through these great PAF-style pickups. A Lyre vibrato tailpiece enhances both looks and sonic versatility, while the reversed six-a-side headstock carries Steinberger™ gearless tuners for optimum precision. Add a one-piece rosewood fingerboard with acrylic block markers, traditional Firebird pickguard with phoenix graphic, and wrap it all in a luscious Blue Mist finish, and this is a bird you won’t want to cage.
PICKUPS
THREE ’57 CLASSIC HUMBUCKERS FOR SUPERB SONIC VERSATILITY.
BODY
SELECT MAHOGANY BODY WINGS WITH 9-PLY THROUGH-BODY NECK AND CORE.
HARDWARE
TUNE-O-MATIC BRIDGE WITH LYRE VIBRATO.
CONTROLS
THREE INDEPENDENT VOLUME CONTROLS WITH MASTER TONE AND WITH SWITCHCRAFT™ THREE-WAY SWITCH.
NECK
THROUGH-BODY NECK WITH 9-PLY CONSTRUCTION, SLIMTAPER™ PROFILE, ROSEWOOD FINGERBOARD WITH BLOCK INLAYS.
TUNERS
STEINBERGER™ GEARLESS TUNERS.
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