New Gibson Firebird, Les Paul Studio and SG Special 70s Tributes

Neal May 12, 2012 12

Gibson seem to be making a solid effort to expand their range of left handed guitars this year.  They will shortly be introducing 3 new limited edition 70s Tribute models which are all available left handed and in four finishes EACH!

The new models include the Gibson Firebird Studio, the Les Paul Studio and the SG Special – all 70s Tribute models in beautiful satin finishes with mini-humbucker pickups. As with the rest of Gibson’s Tribute guitars these are limited edition, so they will only be available for a set period of time.

Gibson Firebird Studio 70s Tribute Satin Left Handed Guitar

Gibson Firebird Studio 70s Tribute Satin Left Handed Guitar Lefty

From left to right: Ebony, Cherry, Silverburst, Vintage Sunburst

Mahogany Body
Slim Taper Maple Neck
Baked Maple Fretboard with Trapezoid Inlays
Tune-o-matic Bridge
Dual Mini Humbuckers
Gig Bag included

Gibson Les Paul Studio 70s Tribute Satin Left Handed Guitar

Gibson Les Paul Studio 70s Tribute Satin Left Handed Guitars Lefty

From left to right: Gold Top, Cherry, Silverburst, Vintage Sunburst

Mahogany Body with Maple Top
Slim Taper Maple Neck
Baked Maple Fretboard /w Trapezoid Inlays
Tune-o-matic Bridge
Dual Mini Humbuckers
Gig Bag included

Gibson SG Special 70s Tribute Satin Left Handed Guitar

Gibson SG Special 70s Tribute Satin Left Handed Guitars Lefty

From left to right: Ebony, Cherry, Silverburst, Vintage Sunburst

Mahogany Body
SG Rounded Maple Neck
Baked Maple Fretboard /w Trapezoid Inlays
Tune-o-matic Bridge
Dual Mini Humbuckers
Gig Bag included

For more information:
These were spotted on the Andertons Music website in the UK.  See the following link for full specs and UK prices. Judging by a few hints on their Facebook page it looks like our friends in the States at Southpaw Guitars will also be stocking these!
Andertons Website

12 Comments »

  1. Matthew Webster May 12, 2012 at 6:08 pm - Reply

    Prices on those firebirds? I don’t see them o Gibson’s website.

  2. Jameso May 13, 2012 at 7:58 am - Reply

    Don’t know if you’re in the US or UK, Matthew, but the anderton’s site says 669 pounds, so roughly 1000-1100 US dollars. That sounds about right. I just wish Gibson decided make silverburst lefty guitars back before their quality control went to hell, instead of now.

    • Neal May 13, 2012 at 1:15 pm - Reply

      Keep in mind USA made guitars are always cheaper in the States ;) I hear the Firebirds are a little under $900.

  3. Lefty Adams May 13, 2012 at 11:48 am - Reply

    They’re coming thick and fast this year. Well done Gibson!

  4. Paul Mc May 13, 2012 at 8:30 pm - Reply

    Nice to see Gibson keeping the same price point as the right handed models.

    I’m looking to start playing guitar and looking at these new Studio 70s tributes. What are the pickups like? Much different to the 60s tribute P90s?

  5. Lefty Adams May 16, 2012 at 9:56 pm - Reply

    Yeah they do sound different, they’re mini buckers mate, but still nice

  6. elyion May 23, 2012 at 9:12 pm - Reply

    what about explorer?? is gibson to produce lefty explorers??

    • Neal May 23, 2012 at 9:14 pm - Reply

      Not this time, but see today’s article for alternative companies who will make you a lefty explorer.

      • elyion June 2, 2012 at 12:28 pm - Reply

        well I saw the article you recommended me……and according to that it seems that also gibson produces left-handed explorer….

        • Neal June 2, 2012 at 1:11 pm - Reply

          They have done in the past, but not currently. You can get a left-handed Gibson Explorer, but for now the only option is to find one used ($$$). As is explained in the other article, the list we’ve provided includes guitars which have been discontinued.

  7. Ryan July 16, 2012 at 7:24 am - Reply

    Tempting… always wanted a Gold Top but now that Gibson just put out a bunch of Studios the Inverness Green and Pelham Blue versions are both gorgeous. Almost twice as much though, compared to these 70′s tributes.

    Word of warning to those considering an SG, I have one and it is the most uncomfortable guitar I have ever played between the neck dive and the way the neck sticks out while playing. I strongly urge trying one if you can before buying; I could never bond with mine.

    • John January 13, 2013 at 3:57 pm - Reply

      Glad to hear someone else say this. Of all the popular Gibson and fender guitars I could never get into my SG either!

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