The Firebird V 2016 HP re-defines one of Gibson’s most revolutionary electric guitars for a new generation of demanding players.

It keeps its legendary neck-through-body construction, while adding an entire set of exclusive premium and high performance features.

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.