Gibson 50th Anniversary Firebird

Gibson 50th Anniversary Firebird

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50th Anniversary Firebird, V/XPL/FB Shaped Guitar from Gibson in the Firebird series.

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Public price: $3,332 VAT
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Gibson 50th Anniversary Firebird tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Gibson
  • Model: 50th Anniversary Firebird
  • Series: Firebird
  • Category: V/XPL/FB Shaped Guitars
  • Added in our database on: 03/20/2013

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Gibson 50th Anniversary Firebird user reviews

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Manunux's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)"Dommaaaage!"

Gibson 50th Anniversary Firebird
Ho, beautiful Firebird!
Made in the USA (even as we own to ensure a high level of quality), it has all the usual features of the Firebird, in particular:
• Mahogany Body
• Channel crossing, also in mahogany
• 22 frets
• 2 microphones mini humbucker
• Pickup Selector Switch 3 positions
• 2 volume knobs and 2 tone knobs
• Mechanical Steinberger

Ho beautiful Firebird anniversary! Yep, as an anniversary model (thank you google translation), there glitter glue, gold, bling-bling you want in here! It is so, too much, that I love:
• The gold hardware
• The color (beautiful) Gold Bullion
• Black Laplaque hit a small logo, golden, of course, because, eh, for that matter ...
it stings a little retina, but slap it and after all, we do not necessarily play the guitar to be discreet, let's be honest.


On paper, "most of all Fender Gibson" is remarkable:
- Access to acute? If the question is asked, is that we do not look at the pictures.
- Neck Shape? A treat. Personally, this is what I like. There the matter but it is end up cuffs.
- Mechanical? Well, a priori, it is not what I would have chosen at the beginning but it's pretty cool. The string change is not very complicated and the tuning is relatively stable. The longevity of the mechanism, however, I'm a little less convinced ... Unfortunately, as we shall see later, I have not been able to confront the facts that impression.
- Only the balance of the guitar can destabilize a little (head dips a little), but a good leather strap solves this problem.

On paper, therefore, is biiiien ... haaa handle this ... hmm ... Ha, this handle .. The handle? Ha, like? Ha, but what has this round-qui'il? Name a golden mini-humbuckers!, But what does he handle it? Would this not ignoble frieze I hear tickle my ears yet not too difficult?
Well yes, but as Pierre looked Belmar, "For Gibson purchased, Maryse, adjustment is offered! And if it is not, pay yourself becaufe, Maryse frankly, it will not be useless . "... where the interests of the U.S. manufacturing and quality control Gibson.

"Good," I said to myself (which is already a strong thought), "yesterday, we had nothing for nothing, my good lady, and today was apparently not much either for € 1,600." With this strong thought, and as the store offers me, I send the Firebird setting in the luthier ... hence the interest of the U.S. manufacturing and quality control Gibson.

Of course, when I get the instrument, everything is ha ... well, not settled: it borders. A death.
Re-back ... and, though (you may have noticed) a confident natural anxiety gets me. The verdict ends up falling: the handle is twisted, the guitar is unplayable and inréglable ... hence the interest of the U.S. manufacturing and quality control Gibson.

Gibson, in his great mercy, moved me to return my instrument to make the diagnosis, whether it is repairable and then inform ... (yes, it is known through the sleeves easily changed). .. hence the importance of SAV Gibson: pay, let stand for several weeks your guitar, wait, wait. "Good", I re-tell me (which was again a strong thought), "yesterday, we had nothing for nothing, my good lady, and now for 1600 €, well, it's the same ".
The store decides to take over (thank you), to refer himself to Gibson and exchange my model against the exposure ... hence the interest of the secured Gibson. Nice. Except that such model has finish defects that bothers me: collage of wings visible beneath the veneer Fasteners belts already a little loose, a little tarnished hardware, binding evil (too) carved on the handle. In addition, the instrument does not seem problem free frieze. Prudence is the mother of safety, scalded cat fears cold water and all these things, I declined the offer and go back (for financial surplus course, it's always fun) with a Les Paul traditionnal 2014 I tell you elsewhere (bad) news in the ad hoc review.


Otherwise, once connected, and problems of violin aside, the Firebird produces sounds to fall.
The mini-humbuckers are a little Humbuckers that the metro-sexual man is lambda: they have benefits, but without the aftertaste. A bit of everything, but nothing too. Indeed they deliver a level of generous and friendly but serious bass is tighter, more dynamic mids and treble warm. They highlight the dynamic hyper clean sounds, incisive crunch, crisp and powerful distos.
This makes the Firebird a typical guitar, although super versatile (pop, rock, blues and, why not, if you're one of those people who have a sensitive soul and a big need hugs but say screaming, a little metal).
Difficult to notice when you feel that the sound is good ... should be good ... but it frieze. Let's be generous, however, because if the violin had been up to, I think this guitar was really fabulous.


I realize that this review reflects only my personal experience but nevertheless it illustrates quite distressing weaknesses of the quality control and service brand.
For the price, I left with nothing, except a voucher (this is nice, but less practical in concert), and again, thanks to the store.
The disappointment is all the greater because the price is quite high, it is an anniversary model which could foolishly think that has been the focus of attention, if not special, at least normal , and it is (was) Gibson.

Gibson 50th Anniversary Firebird news

The Gibson Firebird is 50 years-old

The Gibson Firebird is 50 years-old

Published on 03/20/13
Gibson USA celebrates the 50th anniversary of its Firebird guitar with a Gold Burst special edition.

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