PG's Jason Shadrick is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA, where he swings by the Gibson booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear from Gibson's newest invention--the Firebird X. The Firebird X features all new electronics with a Pure-Analog Digital Signal Processing engine with Goldtone FX. The Firebird X features a 2.3 pound chambered Ash body, one-piece asymmetrical maple neck, 23-fret Angelim Rajado (Brazilian Marblewood) 24.75" fretboard with abalone inlays. The guitar feature robot tuners, Tune-o-matic piezo robot bridge, and stop bar robot tailpiece. The Firebird X is loaded with proprietary FBX pickups: alnico II in the neck, ceramic middle, and alnico V bridge humbuckers. The Firebird X electronics control the guitar's built-in effects and include an 11-position Gear Shift Knob rotary knob, effects faders for Modulation/Echo/Reverb (blue) and Compression/Distortion/EQ (red), and three three-position toggles with wet/dry blend: Modulation/Reverb/Echoplex (blue), Compression/Distortion/EQ (red), Pickup programming/Piezo/Tuning (silver). The guitar comes with an accessory pack unique to its electronics including a Bluetooth number controller pedal, Bluetooth continuous pedal, and battery power converter for the rechargeable Lithium Ion battery. The guitar also ships with a unique FBX case and Ableton Live 8 and Guitar Rig 4 Pro.



PG's Jason Shadrick is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA, where he swings by the Gibson booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear from Gibson's newest invention--the Firebird X.

The Firebird X features all new electronics with a Pure-Analog Digital Signal Processing engine with Goldtone FX. The Firebird X features a 2.3 pound chambered Ash body, one-piece asymmetrical maple neck, 23-fret Angelim Rajado (Brazilian Marblewood) 24.75" fretboard with abalone inlays. The guitar feature robot tuners, Tune-o-matic piezo robot bridge, and stop bar robot tailpiece. The Firebird X is loaded with proprietary FBX pickups: alnico II in the neck, ceramic middle, and alnico V bridge humbuckers. The Firebird X electronics control the guitar's built-in effects and include an 11-position Gear Shift Knob rotary knob, effects faders for Modulation/Echo/Reverb (blue) and Compression/Distortion/EQ (red), and three three-position toggles with wet/dry blend: Modulation/Reverb/Echoplex (blue), Compression/Distortion/EQ (red), Pickup programming/Piezo/Tuning (silver). The guitar comes with an accessory pack unique to its electronics including a Bluetooth number controller pedal, Bluetooth continuous pedal, and battery power converter for the rechargeable Lithium Ion battery. The guitar also ships with a unique FBX case and Ableton Live 8 and Guitar Rig 4 Pro.

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A newly designed koa wonder that packs a punch.

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Taylor 724ce
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Hawaiian koa has been a favorite of boutique acoustic builders for ages. It has a cool tone personality, somewhere between rosewood and mahogany. It can be used for both back and sides and for top wood, and it’s beautiful. It’s also pretty expensive. The good news is that Taylor’s new 724ce is built with a breed of Koa that actually helps players save a few bucks.
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