Gibson Elliot Easton Tiki Firebird Custom 2013 Beautiful Original Condition

$ 4800.00

When the innovative and tasty guitarist for the Cars, Elliot Easton, was asked to join with Gibson USA to make a signature model, he wanted to create something that would provide the sounds he liked, with easy playability; and we think he got Just What He Needed…

While most fans associate Easton with his signature SG, this alternative model takes a classic “reverse body” Firebird from the mid 60’s, and lets it soar into the 21st century with some custom hardware and electronics upgrades. Two ’57 Classic humbuckers provide the popular clarity and depth they are known for, however with four slider switches mounted to the pickguard, the tonal options are abundant. Each humbucker can be split coil, the polarity can be reversed when both pickups are used together, and Gibson’s Pure True Bypass can be activated. With bypass mode, the bridge pickup is accessed and sent straight to the output jack, delivering an unadulterated raw lead sound. Another cool aspect is that all the single-coil settings offer Gibson’s “Frequency-Tuned Coil Tap” mode, which retains the reverse-wound/reverse polarity in the center position, for full hum cancelling, and the individual tapped tones are still hum reducing. 

We love the sound and feel of this Tikibird, with a solid through-body mahogany neck and mahogany wings that creative massive sustain and rich harmonics. Then neck is carved to Elliot’s preferred slim, fast Firebird profile, which measures 0.800” at the 1st fret and 0.850” at the 12th, which is quite comfortable. A genuine Bigsby vibrato is modified with a Vibramate Spoiler® string loader to take the usual hassle out of restringing this beloved whammy bar, and the Tune-o-Matic comes with nylon saddles, which is nice and smooth for the Bigsby use. Also a set of super-efficient Steinberger™ gearless tuners give you the smoothest tune-up imaginable, without spoiling the radical lines of the Firebird headstock. All in all, Elliot Easton designed an incredibly convenient and fabulous sounding instrument, that still retains classic Gibson looks with a unique Gold Mist poly finish.Case shows a few minor scrapes and scratches. Serial # is 121230426. Rear control plate still has plastic protective covering. Selling only to lower 48 States. Shipping via USPS packaged to arrive safely.


Gold Mist Poly Finish

1963-’65 Reverse Body Firebird Body Style

Tikibird Logo on Pickguard

Mahogany Through-Body Neck

Mahogany Body Wings

Rosewood Fretboard

24-3/4″ Scale Length

0.800” Nut Width at 1st Fret and 0.850” at the 12th

22 Frets

Antique Cream Fretboard Binding

57′ Classic Coil-Tapping Humbuckers

4 Slider Switches; Including Individual Coil Tapping, Phase Reversing in Center Position, and True Bypass Bridge Pickup Mode

Single-Coil Frequency-Tuned Coil Tap Mode with Hum Reducing and Hum Cancelling in Center Position

3-Way Switch

Tune-o-Matic Bridge with Nylon Saddles

Bigsby™ Vibrato with Vibramate™ Spoiler®

Steinberger Direct Drive Tuners

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