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Best Firebird Shape Guitars in 2022

Here you'll find the best Firebird shape guitars.

We've found exactly 9 guitars like this in production this year. 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 83
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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2. ESP LTD Phoenix Arctic Metal

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ESP LTD Phoenix Arctic Metal
Playability 82
Sound 75
Build quality 75
Value for money 82
Overall Score 77
  • 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 Dome knobs
  • Thin U Neck-Through neck
  • 22 XL Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • LTD Locking tuners

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3. ESP LTD Phoenix-7 Baritone Black Metal

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ESP LTD Phoenix-7 Baritone Black Metal
Playability 78
Sound 75
Build quality 75
Value for money 81
Overall Score 76
  • From ESP LTD's 2022 Black Metal series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 7 strings
  • 27"'' scale
  • 15.75" Fretboard Radius
  • Mahogany / Maple Cap body
  • 3Pc Mahogany neck
  • Macassar Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fishman Fluence Modern Ceramic (Humbucker/Active)
  • Tonepros Locking TOM w/ String Thru bridge
  • 1 volume Dome knobs
  • Thin U Neck-Through neck
  • 22 XL Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • LTD Locking tuners

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4. Ibanez FTM33

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Ibanez FTM33
Playability 78
Sound 81
Build quality 68
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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5. ESP LTD Phoenix-1000

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ESP LTD Phoenix-1000
Playability 82
Sound 78
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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6. 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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7. ESP LTD Phoenix Black Metal

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ESP LTD Phoenix Black Metal
Playability 82
Sound 75
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 Dome knobs
  • Thin U Neck-Through neck
  • 22 XL Jumbo frets
  • LTD Locking tuners

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8. ESP LTD Sparrowhawk

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ESP LTD Sparrowhawk
Playability 78
Sound 78
Build quality 65
Value for money 74
Overall Score 74
  • From ESP LTD's 2021 Signature series
  • Bill Kelliher Signature
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 24.75"'' scale
  • 13.78" Fretboard Radius
  • Mahogany w/ Maple Cap body
  • 3Pc Mahogany neck
  • Macassar Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Distortion SH-6 (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan Distortion SH-6 (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Tonepros Locking TOM & Tailpiece bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Thin U Set neck
  • 22 XL Jumbo frets
  • LTD Locking tuners

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9. Epiphone Firebird

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Epiphone Firebird
Playability 78
Sound 65
Build quality 63
Value for money 74
Overall Score 69
  • From Epiphone's 2020 Epiphone Inspired by Gibson series
  • Made in China
  • 6 strings
  • 24.75"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Mahogany wings body
  • 9-ply Mahogany/Walnut neck
  • Indian Laurel fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Epiphone ProBucker FB720 (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Epiphone ProBucker FB720 (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Epiphone LockTone 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 18:1 ratio machine heads tuners

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