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Fender’s Parallel Universe series takes on the Firebird with the Spark-O-Matic Jazzmaster

It’s a Fender-styled approach to the triple-humbucker offset.

DIY Workshop: 1965 Gibson Firebird restoration part one

It will take some work to make this much-modified vintage ’bird fly again. First it needs a refret and some woodwork…

The Big Review: Gibson Custom ’63 Firebird V & ’65 Non-Reverse Firebird V

Gibson’s wall of custom-colour Firebirds was one of most arresting sights at NAMM 2020. We put a pair of these rare birds to the test.

Gibson responds to Firebird and Thunderbird trademark news

“Gibson still holds several valid and enforceable rights to the Firebird design in the EU.”

Gibson ends its fight for Firebird and Thunderbird body shape trademarks in the EU

The brand had initially appealed last year’s ruling that the shapes were generic.

Shakira’s Super Bowl Gibson Firebird is encrusted with 70,000 Swarovski crystals

The Columbian singer used it during a medley of some of her greatest hits.

Check out Scott Holiday’s 1999 Gibson Custom Firebird VII aka ‘Bluebird’

"I have all these amazing looking instruments and I’m lucky to have them all, but this is one of my faves, still."

Gibson loses Firebird body shape trademark in the EU

EU Intellectual Property Office declares Gibson’s Firebird body shape trademark is invalid for musical instruments.

Rare Guitars: Gary Gand’s ’64 Firebird

Gary’s owned a lot of guitars over the years, but he really does seem to fancy this one over all of the others.

Vintage Bench Test: 1964 Gibson Firebird III

Finding a vintage reverse-body Firebird without a headstock repair is hard enough, but when custom colours are thrown into the mix, they’re scarce indeed.