Gibson Firebird VII Guitar Review :: Electric Guitars Reviews
not just another look-alike – performance, playability, and styling.
With its reverse body style, Gibson’s Firebird series of 1963 took conventional guitar design on a 180-degree turn.
Created by legendary automotive designer Ray Dietrich, the 1963 Firebirds literally reversed conventional concepts for guitar bodies and headstocks. The top-of-the-line Gibson Firebird VII features mother-of-pearl fingerboard inlays that place it in the ranks of Gibson’s most prestigious musical instruments.
When first introduced in 1965, the Gibson Firebird VII was celebrated for its natural feel, fast action, and wide range of tone. With its 9-ply mahogany and walnut neck-thru-body design, 6-in-a-line banjo-style machine heads and adjustable ABR bridge with Vibrola tailpiece, this guitar became the rage. The new Firebird VII also features replicas of Gibson’s high-output mini humbucker producing bright and focused output, while retaining the famous Gibson humbucker performance. The ebony fingerboard and Lyre Vibrola add to its expressive range.
Not just another look-alike. Performance, playability, and styling are the hallmarks of the Firebird VII.
|Features + Technical Specs|
|Body & Hardware||Mahogany wings Body
Gold hardware, Chrome on Blue Mist
Tune-o-matic bridge, Lyre Vibrola Tailpiece
Knobs: Black Top Hat with insert
|Neck & Headstock||Neck: Nine-ply Mahogany and Walnut on Cherry, Mahogany on Red Metallic
22 fret Ebony fingerboard, Width at 12th fret 2.062″
Peghead Pitch: 14
Thickness at 1st Fret: 0.800
Thickness at 12th Fret: 0.850
Pearl Block inlays
Single-ply Fingerboard Binding
1960 slim taper neck profile
24 3/4″ scale length; Nut Width: 1 11/16
Total Length: 18.137″
|Electronics & Strings||Pickups: Three high-output ceramic mini-humbuckers
Controls: 2 volume, 2 tone, 3-way switch
Brite Wires .010-.046 Strings
|Finishes||Cherry, Red Metallic, Blue Mist|
|This musical instruments offer includes Case||Case Interior: Dark Grey Plush with Black Shroud
Case Exterior: Black Reptile Pattern Hardshell
Case Silkscreen: Silver ‘Gibson USA’ logo