2008 Gibson Firebird

  • $2,150.00
    Unit price per 

Summary: Created by legendary automotive designer (and visionary) Ray Dietrich, the original 1963 Firebirds literally reversed conventional concepts for guitar bodies and headstocks. You can bet heads turned when any guitar player took to the stage with one of these unusual instruments strapped on. Players like Johnny Winter and Phil Manzanera (Roxy Music) found their combination of looks and sound to be perfect for their needs. This 2008 Firebird is a modern update of the original, boasting all the mojo. Still eye-catching, this Firebird packs all the sonic punch of the original with extras that elevate this guitar to the upper echelon of the guitar world.

Body: Mahogany with Mahogany wings, finished in a gloss classic white.

Neck: Nine-ply Mahogany and Walnut neck-through with a Rosewood fingerboard, 1960 SlimTaper profile, 24.75” scale length, 1.6875” nut width, 22 frets, trapezoidal inlays.

Pickups/Hardware: Two high-output ceramic mini-humbuckers, two volume controls, two tone controls, three-way pickup selector, original banjo style tuning keys, Tune-o-matic bridge/stop bar tailpiece.

Cosmetics: This guitars finished has aged beautifully. It is hard to see in the photos, but it is almost a light cream now. There are a few dings on the body (See Photos Please). The tuning keys have a little rust coloration around them. The back of the neck has few small dings here and there. The frets are still in great shape.

Playability: Our in-house guitar tech has inspected, setup, and restrung this guitar with a new set of 10’s. The neck is straight, the truss rod is fully functional, and the action has been setup low and comfortable. The frets are in great shape with no major grooves or divots from use and it plays beautifully up and down the fretboard with no dead spots or choking out.

Weight: 8.11 lbs.

Case: This guitar ships in the original hard shell case, professionally packaged, and fully insured.