An acoustic Firebird! A Gibson Custom Shop acoustic Firebird, in fact.
This guitar is absolutely stunning – in both sound and appearance. Sonically like a mix of Hummingbird and SJ-200, plus the dry and crisp cut of a vintage blues machine. Aesthetically, jaw-dropping Vintage Cherry back & sides, mother-of-pearl and abalone flame inlays, plus a custom flame scratchplate design and inlaid headstock phoenix, make the Firebird Custom Acoustic an instrument that’s been referred to as the one Custom Shop model most likely to become the holy grail of Gibson acoustics within the next few years.
Designed by legendary guitar builder Ren Ferguson, and exclusive to Gibson 5-Star dealers in the US and Europe, in their limited production, virtually every Firebird was pre-sold well in advance of ever reaching a store.
Just half the features would make any acoustic an outstanding instrument, but here it’s like a never-ending list of incredible:-
AAA-grade Sitka Spruce top
AAA-grade quilted Western Maple back and sides
Flame Maple neck, (with a flattened modern ‘C’ profile)
Premium grade Ebony fingerboard (All timbers hand-picked by Gibson’s top luthiers)
Hand-rolled fingerboard edges
Hand-fitted dovetail neck joint
Hand-scalloped internal braces, enhancing the natural projection
Hand-painted, hand-etched flames on the Hummingbird-style tortoiseshell scratchplate
Exclusive phoenix-rising-from-the-flames headstock inlay, in genuine mother-of-pearl and abalone, echoed on the Ebony bridge, (see pic # 6)
The amazing flame inlays on the fingerboard, again in mother-of-pearl and abalone
Tension-adjustable Grover Rotomatic tuners
A truly incredible guitar!
Free courier delivery
Begun in November of 2008 and completed on Jan 9, the following year, your Firebird Custom Acoustic remains in Excellent++ condition, and comes complete with its original Gibson “Cali Girl” hard case and paperwork, (see main and pic # 8), and includes FREE COURIER DELIVERY to any address in Australia. ($100 airfreight to New Zealand, $175 to the US, Canada, UK and mainstream European countries. International freight added at checkout)
LR Baggs pickup option
We will be happy to custom install our acoustic pickup of choice, the LR Baggs M1 Active, at our cost price of just $265, (only if purchased at the same time as the guitar). Please advise us if you wish to have this stunning soundhole pickup option added to the guitar. We firmly believe the M1 Active to be the best, most detailed, most truly realistic sounding acoustic pickup available