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Firebird V 2016 T
The Re-Birth of the Legendary 'Bird
$1,099
Created by legendary automotive designer and visionary Ray Dietrich, the original 1963 Firebirds literally reversed conventional concepts for guitar bodies and headstocks. The Firebird 2016 T packs all the sonic punch of the original with extras that elevate this guitar to the pinnacle of playability.
Body
Body
Wood Species: Mahogany
Pieces: 1pc bass wing/ 1pc treb wing
Density: C
Binding: None
Weight
Average Weight (body only): 2.69lbs
 
Materials Used
Glue: Franklin Titebond 50
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Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect:
 
Body Contour
Carve: Flat
Neck
Neck
Wood Species: Mahogany/Walnut
Pieces: 9ply
 
Details
Truss Rod: Standard
Profile: Firebird
Thickness at Fret 1: 0.800"
Thickness at Fret 12: 0.850"
Other Materials:
Average Weight: 3.16lbs
 
Peg Head
Type: Firebird
Inlay: None
Peg Head Binding: None
Silkscreen: None
Headstock Angle: 14 degrees
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect:
 
Neck Fit
Joint Angle: n/a
Joint Angle Tolerance: 0 deg 0 min 15 sec
Type: Mortise and Tenon
Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50
Gauges Used: Pitch Height Gauge, Alignment Gauge
Nut
Style: Nut
Material: TekToid
Width: 1.695"
Slots: E: 0.046"
A: 0.036"
D: 0.028"
G: 0.016"
B: 0.011"

e: 0.009"
 
Fingerboard
Wood Species: Rosewood
Pieces: 1
Shade: Dark
 
Fingerboard Details
Radius: 30.48 cm / 12 "
Frets: 22
Nut/End of Board: 4.3053cm / 1.695" @ nut, 5.7404cm / 2.260" @ end of board
Scale: 62.865 cm / 24.75"
Binding: Cream
Side Dots (Color): Black
 
Fingerboard Inlays
Style: Trapezoid
Material: Acrylic
Dimensions: Large: 1.160"x.660"
Small: 1.565"x.245"
Average Weight: 0.26lbs
Finishes
Vintage Sunburst
Color Code: VS
Surface Texture: Smooth/ Hi Gloss 90 Sheen Lacquer
Filler: Natural
Sealer: 1-1.5 mils
Top: Sunburst Yellow #508-Y5V-1167 w/ New Red Brown #508-1185D-H5PRS
Top Coat: Hi Gloss Lacquer/ 90 Sheen 7-8 mils
Scraped: Fingerboard Sides and Nut
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Electronics
Pickups Rhythm Lead
Style: 495R 495T
Winds/Coil: Screw side/Slug side: 7000 8400
Material of Wire (gauge): Copper (44) Copper (45)
Coil Dimensions (per coil): 6.6294 cm x 1.7272 mm / 2.61" x 0.68" 6.6294 cm x 1.7272 mm / 2.61" x 0.68"
Coil Material: ABS ABS
Coil Winding Process: Machine Wound Machine Wound
Pole Piece Material: Nickel plated steel Nickel plated steel
Pole Piece Position from Nut: 47.3075 cm / 18.625" 59.52998 cm / 23.437 inches
Slug Material: Nickel plated steel Nickel plated steel
Slug Dimensions (diameter x length): 4.7498 mm x 1.24206 cm / 0.187 x 0.489" 4.7498 mm x 1.24206 cm / 0.187 x 0.489"
Magnet Material: Ceramic Ceramic
Magnet Position from Nut: 48.26 cm / 19 " 58.7375cm / 23.125 "
Magnet Dimensions: 6.35 cm x 1.27 mm / 2.5" x 0.5" 6.35 cm x 1.27 mm / 2.5" x 0.5"
Polarities:
Cover: Chrome Chrome
Qfactor: 3.28 2.46
ResistanceDC: 14280.00 Ohms 25250.00 Ohms
Resonant Frequency: 3448.71 Hz 2482.71 Hz
Tonal & Resonant Advancements:
Control Pocket Assembly Lead Volume Rhythm Volume
Type: 500K Non-Linear 500K Non-Linear
Peak Voltage: 500V 500V
Range: 0-500K 0-500K
Power Rating: 1/4 watt above 100K ohms 1/4 watt above 100K ohms
Resistance Tolerance: +/- 20% +/- 20%
Minimum Resistance: 200 ohms 200 ohms
 
  Lead Tone Rhythm Tone
Type: 500K Non-Linear 500K Non-Linear
Peak Voltage: 500V 500V
Range: 0-500K 0-500K
Power Rating: 1/4 watt above 100K ohms 1/4 watt above 100K ohms
Resistance Tolerance: +/- 20% +/- 20%
Minimum Resistance: 200 ohms 200 ohms
 
Capacitors: Lead Value Rhythm Value
  .022uF .022uF
Hardware
Tuning Keys
Style: Steinberger
Material: Proprietary
Weight:
 
Tuning Keys Details
Tuning Ratio: 40:01:00
Gear Type: Gearless
What is allowable turn:
Plating specs: Chrome
Part numbers: 430-14163
 
String Dimensions
E: 1.1684mm / 0.046"
A: 0.9144 mm / 0.036"
D: 0.6604 mm / 0.026"
G: 0.4064mm / 0.016"
B: 0.2794mm / 0.011"
e: 0.2286mm / 0.009"
 
Bridge
Style: Tune-o-matic
Material: Zamak
Plating Specs: Chrome
Part number: 430-10119
Weight: 72.5748 gm / 2.56 oz
 
Dimensions of String Slots
E: 1.4732mm / 0.058"
A: 1.2192mm / 0.048"
D: 0.9652mm / 0.038"
G: 0.7112mm / 0.028"
B: 0.4826mm / 0.019''
e: 0.3556mm / 0.014"
 
Tailpiece
Style: Stop Bar
Compensated: No
Material: Zamak
Plating Specs: Chrome
Part number: 430-10135
Weight: 82.21 g / 2.9 oz.
 
Output Jack
Style: 1/4" mono barrell
 
Jack Plate
Style: None
Material:
Part Number:
Weight:
 
Strap Buttons
Material: Aluminum
Plating Specs: None
Part numbers: 430-19160 / 430-19160E
Weight: 4.0 gm / 0.14 oz.
Plastics
Pick Guard
Style: W/B/W with Red Firebird
Part Number: 380-12460
 
Truss Rod Cover
Style: Black hot stamp Gold Gibson
Part Number: 430-19282
 
Knobs
Style: Black top hat w/Silver Volume & Tone inserts
Part Number: 430-19200 / 201
 
Dial Pointers
Yes/No: No
Control Plate(s) (Backplate Cover)
Style: .090 Black
Part Number: 430-19311
 
Trim Rings
Style: Chrome
Part Number: 440-71900
Accessories
Case
Style: Gig bag
Color: Black
 
Strap Locks: None
Tools: Truss rod wrench, 2.5mm hex adjustment wrench, Polishing cloth
 
Manual: Yes
COA/Other: None