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My other half of me - Reviews Gibson [Guitar of the Week #24] Firebird V Flame Maple Wings

Beautiful manufactured USA recess.
Nine Ply Mahogany and Walnut neck-through for
flamed maple wings of the beautiful bird.

Mahogany / Walnut
Profile: 60s Slim Taper Style
Tilt head: 14 °
Width at Nut: 1.695 "

Scale: 24 3/4 "
Number Of Frets: 22
Inlays: Trapezoid

Plating Finish: Chrome
Tailpiece: Stopbar
Bridge: Tune-O-Matic
Knobs: Black With Insert
Heads (Tuners): Mini Grovers (banjo)

Pickups: Two High Performance Ceramic Mini Humbuckers
Controls: Two Volume, Two Tone, In Three Way Switch

Strings: .010 TO .046

Interior: White Plush
Exterior Of Case: Black Reptile Pattern Hardshell
In Case Silkscreen Logo Silver 'Gibson USA'
A real ship (huge)


The handle is a little "surprise" at the beginning it seems "hard" for me as a "fenderiste" at the base and Telecaster more.
The fact is that it is mostly extremely accurate.
To ergonomics should not weigh 40 pounds and be 1.50m. This is a tough guitar.
Recommend a good wide strap, the size of the head plus the banjo tuners, it's weight and tends to nosedive.
For access to acute nothing wrong is nickel.
The sound is powerful, although versatile, full of harmonics, a truly comprehensive guitar still amazes me and I still have not discovered all the possibilities.


I play a little of everything and it fits. But it is ideal for solos. Because of his neck through the sustain is paradise.
On any setting even with saturated sick it remains accurate.
She plays an amp "house" type Fender class A 20 watt lamps, with super natural crunch. This receiver is equipped with huge transformer, allowing super late next game fishing that sending the strings.


I use this Gibson since 2010.
I had a USA hamer eclipse which was equipped with mini humbucker like Gibson, but this was the ducan Seymour (super guitar passage and not super expensive and more).
But the Firebird that was the direct lightning strike!
When I bought it in 2010 it was new. Sold as a occas but the frets were immaculate and microphones not even addressed. A 1200 euros for me it was a great deal.
If I had the choice again ... eyes closed.