player and the aspiring enthusiast. Using technologies that did not exist even a few years ago, we have enhanced an already outstanding instrument to unbelievable performance and creative heights. The enhancements touch every aspect of the instrument, from using improved manufacturing technologies to the latest electronics. Firebird X is like the world’s best street legal sports car in looks, feel and performance.
All capabilities must be simple to use – an extension of the way a guitar player thinks about his current guitar and rig. Our design goal is to bring more creative options to the player while he or she is playing. Thus the user interface will become richer and simpler. Fundamental musical effects will now become available with a minimum of motion and disruption from playing the music. At the same time, the player will be able to see what is happening with the guitar environment very easily, again without disrupting his making music.
“Revolution” is a powerful word — and not one to be thrown around lightly. It indicates a sweeping change, obliterating the past and ushering in a new era. Firebird X does just that, with features that would have seemed like science fiction just a few years ago. If you don’t believe us, take a tour of this beast and decide for yourself.
This guitar is clearly evolved from a Gibson Firebird, evocative of a rich history, but with contemporary features. With its hand-applied and unique high-end wood finish, the Firebird X is not unlike a cross between a vintage sports car and a modern sports racer. It is beautiful, historical and yet contemporary and unique. With a limited run of just 1,800 units, it is sure to become a collector classic.
The Firebird X features Gibson’s turbo-charged “Pure-Analog™” engine, which provides an arsenal of professional world class sounds and effects as well as professional analog sound. The engine is user-replaceable, and allows 3rd party developers to make new exciting use of the engine by allowing their software to run on the guitar’s engine and a Gibson app store.
The Firebird X guitar comes with several accessories that enhance the playing experience. We have looked at every detail of this guitar system, like a fine sports car, to make it a joy to use, and to maximize your ability to create and play.
The entire Firebird X system is designed to a new Gibson standard, which will allow other companies to develop hardware and applications that can integrate with any guitar that uses this standard, including the Firebird X.