The new Gibson Firebird Studio Vintage Sunburst retains the original reverse-body shape with classic finish featuring classic dots in an un-bound fingerboard of torrefied granadillo, and a standard non-reversed six-in-line headstock. This impressive guitar has a unique sonic character with P-90 pickups for a raw, textured sound.

Orville Gibson founded the company in 1902 as “The Gibson Mandolin-Guitar Mfg. Co., Ltd.” in Kalamazoo, Michigan to make mandolin-family instruments. Gibson invented archtop guitars by constructing the same type of carved, arched tops used on violins. By the 1930s, the company was also making flattop acoustic guitars, as well as one of the first commercially available hollow-body electric guitars, used and popularized by Charlie Christian.