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Best Firebird Shape Guitars in 2022

Here you'll find the best Firebird shape guitars.

We've found exactly 16 guitars like this in production this year. You can see them all by clicking on 'Load More' at the end of this list. You can use our filters to the left to see only the exact types of guitar you want. You can also click on "Compare" to get a deep spec comparison between two guitars of your choice. This list is updated daily automatically as we add new guitars to our database. We'll show you first the best ones according to our automated scoring system, which takes into account dozens of parameters to determine the build quality, playability, pickups quality, value for money and more.

1. ESP LTD Phoenix-1000 Evertune

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ESP LTD Phoenix-1000 Evertune
Playability 80
Sound 81
Build quality 75
Value for money 79
Overall Score 79
  • From ESP LTD's 2022 Phoenix series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 13.78" Fretboard Radius
  • Mahogany / Maple Cap body
  • 3Pc Mahogany neck
  • Macassar Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fishman Fluence Modern Ceramic (Humbucker/Active)
  • Neck pickup: Fishman Fluence Modern Alnico (Humbucker/Active)
  • Evertune (F model) bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Thin U Neck-Through neck
  • 22 XL Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Grover tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
ESP LTD Phoenix-1000 Evertune
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Expensive Wood
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Neck-Through Build
  • Multi-Voicing Pickups
  • Stays in Tune (Evertune)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Not from a High-Quality-Standards Country
  • No High-Quality Nut
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Tremolo
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

2. ESP LTD Phoenix-1000

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ESP LTD Phoenix-1000
Playability 82
Sound 76
Build quality 75
Value for money 78
Overall Score 78
  • From ESP LTD's 2020 Phoenix series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 13.78" Fretboard Radius
  • Mahogany body
  • 3Pc Mahogany neck
  • Macassar Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Custom (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan Phat Cat SPH90-1 (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Tonepros Locking TOM & Tailpiece bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Thin U Neck-Through neck
  • 22 XL Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • LTD Locking tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
ESP LTD Phoenix-1000
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Locking Tuners
  • Expensive Wood
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Neck-Through Build
  • Coil Split Pickups
  • Not from a High-Quality-Standards Country
  • No High-Quality Nut
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Tremolo
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

3. Ibanez FTM33

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Ibanez FTM33
Playability 78
Sound 81
Build quality 69
Value for money 66
Overall Score 76
  • From Ibanez's 2021 FTM series
  • Fredrik Thordendal Signature
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 8 strings
  • 27"'' scale
  • 16" Fretboard Radius
  • Ash wing body
  • 7pc Maple/Walnut w/KTS™ TITANIUM rods neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Lundgren Model M8P (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Lundgren Model M8P (Humbucker/Passive)
  • FX Edge III-8 bridge
  • 2 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • FTM Neck-Through neck
  • 22 Jumbo frets
  • Ibanez tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Ibanez FTM33
  • Expensive Wood
  • Locking Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Neck-Through Build
  • Luminescent Inlay
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Not from a High-Quality-Standards Country
  • No Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Tremolo
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Retainer Bar
  • No Strap Lock

4. ESP LTD Phoenix Arctic Metal

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ESP LTD Phoenix Arctic Metal
Playability 82
Sound 73
Build quality 74
Value for money 81
Overall Score 76
  • From ESP LTD's 2021 Arctic Metal series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 13.78" Fretboard Radius
  • Mahogany body
  • 3Pc Mahogany neck
  • Macassar Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: EMG 81TW (Humbucker/Active)
  • Tonepros Locking TOM & Tailpiece bridge
  • 1 volume and 0 tone Dome knobs
  • Thin U Neck-Through neck
  • 22 XL Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • LTD Locking tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
ESP LTD Phoenix Arctic Metal
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Locking Tuners
  • Expensive Wood
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Neck-Through Build
  • Coil Split Pickups
  • Luminescent Inlay
  • Not from a High-Quality-Standards Country
  • No High-Quality Nut
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Tremolo
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

5. Gibson Custom 1963 Firebird V

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Gibson Custom 1963 Firebird V
Playability 77
Sound 72
Build quality 77
Value for money 60
Overall Score 75
  • From Gibson Custom's 2022 Historic Collection series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 24.75"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Layered Mahogany body
  • 9-ply Mahogany/Walnut neck
  • Indian Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Firebird Alnico V (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Firebird Alnico V (Humbucker/Passive)
  • ABR-1 Maestro Short Vibrola bridge
  • 2 volume and 2 tone Bell knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Traditional 1960s SlimTaper C Profile Neck-Through neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Deluxe Banjo Tuners tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Gibson Custom 1963 Firebird V
  • Made in United States
  • Expensive Wood
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Neck-Through Build
  • Tremolo
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • No High-Quality Nut
  • No Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

6. Gibson Custom 1963 Firebird V With Maestro Vibrola Heavy Aged

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Gibson Custom 1963 Firebird V With Maestro Vibrola Heavy Aged
Playability 77
Sound 72
Build quality 77
Value for money 60
Overall Score 75
  • From Gibson Custom's 2022 Murphy Lab series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 24.75"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Layered Mahogany body
  • 9-ply Mahogany/Walnut neck
  • Indian Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Firebird Alnico V (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Firebird Alnico V (Humbucker/Passive)
  • ABR-1 Maestro Short Vibrola bridge
  • 2 volume and 2 tone Bell knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Traditional 1960s SlimTaper C Profile Neck-Through neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Deluxe Banjo Tuners tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Gibson Custom 1963 Firebird V With Maestro Vibrola Heavy Aged
  • Made in United States
  • Expensive Wood
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Neck-Through Build
  • Tremolo
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • No High-Quality Nut
  • No Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

7. Gibson Custom 1963 Firebird V With Maestro Vibrola Light Aged

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Gibson Custom 1963 Firebird V With Maestro Vibrola Light Aged
Playability 77
Sound 72
Build quality 77
Value for money 60
Overall Score 75
  • From Gibson Custom's 2022 Murphy Lab series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 24.75"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Layered Mahogany body
  • 9-ply Mahogany/Walnut neck
  • Indian Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Firebird Alnico V (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Firebird Alnico V (Humbucker/Passive)
  • ABR-1 Maestro Short Vibrola bridge
  • 2 volume and 2 tone Bell knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Traditional 1960s SlimTaper C Profile Neck-Through neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Deluxe Banjo Tuners tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Gibson Custom 1963 Firebird V With Maestro Vibrola Light Aged
  • Made in United States
  • Expensive Wood
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Neck-Through Build
  • Tremolo
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • No High-Quality Nut
  • No Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

8. Gibson Custom 1963 Firebird V With Maestro Vibrola Ultra Light Aged

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Gibson Custom 1963 Firebird V With Maestro Vibrola Ultra Light Aged
Playability 77
Sound 72
Build quality 77
Value for money 60
Overall Score 75
  • From Gibson Custom's 2022 Murphy Lab series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 24.75"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Layered Mahogany body
  • 9-ply Mahogany/Walnut neck
  • Indian Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Firebird Alnico V (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Firebird Alnico V (Humbucker/Passive)
  • ABR-1 Maestro Short Vibrola bridge
  • 2 volume and 2 tone Bell knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Traditional 1960s SlimTaper C Profile Neck-Through neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Deluxe Banjo Tuners tuners
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Price Comparison

Strengths & Weaknesses
Gibson Custom 1963 Firebird V With Maestro Vibrola Ultra Light Aged
  • Made in United States
  • Expensive Wood
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Neck-Through Build
  • Tremolo
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • No High-Quality Nut
  • No Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

9. Gibson Firebird

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Gibson Firebird
Playability 78
Sound 72
Build quality 75
Value for money 70
Overall Score 75
  • From Gibson's 2019 Original Collection series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 24.75"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Mahogany body
  • 9-ply Mahogany/Walnut neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Gibson Firebird Alnico V, Lead (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Gibson Firebird Alnico V, Rhythm (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Aluminum Nashville Tune-O-Matic bridge
  • 2 volume and 2 tone Bell knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Slim Taper Neck-Through neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Grover Mini Rotomatics tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Gibson Firebird
  • Made in United States
  • Expensive Wood
  • Ivory Tusq Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Neck-Through Build
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • No Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Tremolo
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

10. ESP LTD Phoenix Black Metal

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ESP LTD Phoenix Black Metal
Playability 82
Sound 73
Build quality 69
Value for money 80
Overall Score 75
  • From ESP LTD's 2020 Black Metal series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 13.78" Fretboard Radius
  • Mahogany body
  • 3Pc Mahogany neck
  • Macassar Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fishman Fluence Modern Ceramic (Humbucker/Active)
  • Tonepros Locking TOM & Tailpiece bridge
  • 1 volume and 0 tone Dome knobs
  • Thin U Neck-Through neck
  • 22 XL Jumbo frets
  • LTD Locking tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
ESP LTD Phoenix Black Metal
  • Locking Tuners
  • Expensive Wood
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Neck-Through Build
  • Multi-Voicing Pickups
  • Luminescent Inlay
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • Not from a High-Quality-Standards Country
  • No High-Quality Nut
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Tremolo
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock