Modern Design, Revolutionary Performance
Light, nimble, with a modern design that was utterly radical when launched in 1963, the Firebird Studio is the proud offspring of the original 'reverse-body' Firebird, and its HP version delivers absolutely revolutionary performance to match its design. Its supercharged premium features and powerful pickups will allow you to bring your guitar playing into a completely different dimension with optimum comfort and ease.
Elegant Mahogany Body
Originally designed by car designer Ray Dietrich in the 1960s, who based the design on 1950's car tail-fins, the classic Firebird body shape provides the ultimate comfort as well as a renowned style icon. The 2017 Firebird Studio HP follows the classic lines of the original "reverse-body" Firebirds of 1960s, with an iconic elongated offset upper horn and shorter, rounded lower horn that give it its "flipped over" appearance that make it memorable. The Firebird Studio HP is beautifully crafted from solid mahogany, due to it being a medium-dense wood with excellent resonance and superior sustain, that offers a rich, round, warm tone, but with plenty of high-end sheen and good midrange presence. In addition to the body, the stunning neck is also constructed from mahogany, and its unique design provides easy access to the high frets and adds extra sustain.
Slim Taper Neck & Headstock
The new Firebird Studio HP features an slim taper neck profile, which allows for fluid hand flexibility and provides a perfect guitar for playing solos. Keeping in tradition with its iconic design, the headstock has been carefully angled at 14 degrees, which increases pressure on the strings and helps them stay in the nut slots. An increase in string pressure also means there is no loss of string vibration between the nut and the tuners, which equals better sustain and an overall better tone.
Polished Frets Offer a Smooth Feel
Like with many of the new Gibson Firebirds, this model also features a stunning rosewood fingerboard, complete with 22 polished frets. As wells as offering a prestigious look, these polished frets allow for smoother bends, and a fluid hand movement across the whole fingerboard, which is ideal for soloists out there.
496R & 500T Pickups Produce Rocking Firebird Tones
The Gibson Firebird Studio HP Electric Guitar is equipped with 496R and 500T humbuckers, which are renowned for delivering more power for scorching rock tones. Each coil of the 496R in the neck position is wound with 7,000 turns of 44-gauge wire, while the 500T offers an even higher output, with its ceramic magnets that provide searing lead tones with incredible sustain and note definition.
G Force Auto-Tuning System with Smooth & Silent Gears
As well as looks and tone, the new Firebird Studio HP also features the G force self tuning system, which is an innovative system worked by a mechanical device that is secured to the headstock. Each machine head contains a small servo motor that can wind the string up or down. Simply push the on button and strum to see this device in action and perfectly tune your guitar. The new Gibson HP models all feature an updated G Force system, with even smoother and more silent gears.
Titanium Zero-Fret Adjustable Nut
Not only does the new Firebird Studio HP provide the perfect combination of superb tone and looks, it is also equipped with an innovative Nut. The Zero-Fret Adjustable Nut is a superior nut design in Gibson’s High-Performance series of guitars, due to its exceptional adjustability to match various playing styles. This cleverly designed Nut benefits from an all-titanium construction for extreme durability, and a retaining screw so the nut stays in place when you change strings. Like with bridge adjustments, the Zero-Fret Nut allows you to adjust the height and angle, for the optimum feel.
Aluminium Tune-O-Matic Bridge
The Tune-O-Matic bridge offers stability, reliability, comfortable playing position and impressive sustain. Adjusting the string action and intonation is extremely simple with a tune-o-matic bridge, as you simply adjust the height of the bridge with the mounting rods to alter the action, and screw the bridge saddles in or out to achieve perfect intonation.
In addition, every Tune-O-Matic bridge that Gibson feature on thier models is combined with a separate "stopbar" tailpiece, which is essentially designed to further enhance the connection between the strings and the body.
- 496R & 500T Pickups Produce Rocking Firebird Tones
- Includes Gibson’s High Performance Gigbag for Portability and Storage
- Slim Taper Neck Profile Offers a Comfortably Smooth Play
- G Force Tuner Offers a Quick and Easy Auto-Tuning System
- Aluminium TOM Bridge and Stop Bar Create Excellent String Resonance
- A Lightweight Mahogany Body Offers the Ultimate Comfort
- Mahogany Neck and Rosewood Fingerboard Deliver Strong Midrange Attack
- Includes Strap, and a Polishing Cloth
Body & Bridge
- Series: Core HP
- Style: Firebird Studio
- Body: Mahogany
- Bridge: Aluminium Tune-O-Matic w/Steel Thumbwheels
- Tailpiece: Aluminium Stop Bar w/Steel Posts
- Construction: Set-In
- Finish: Vintage Sunburst
Neck & Fingerboard
- Neck: Mahogany
- Profile: Slim Taper
- Width: 1.745"
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Scale Length: 24.75”
- Frets: 22 Polished
- Nut: Titanium Zero-Fret Adjustable
- Heel: Fast-Access
- Inlays: Mother of Pearl Dots
Electronics & Hardware
- Bridge Pickup: 496T Humbucker
- Neck Pickup: 500R Humbucker
- Controls: 2x Volume/1x Tone/1x Aviation Grade Toggle Switch
- Tuning Machines: G Force w/Improved Gears
- Control knobs: Knurled UFO
- Saddles: Titanium
- Hardware: Chrome
- Case: HP Padded Gigbag
- Accessories: Strap/Polishing Cloth