From early Cars singles like Just What I Needed and My Best Friends Girl, to 1981s Shake It Up (the bands first Top 10 hit), Elliots creative, often quirky and frenetic riffs provided the propulsion to a driving and energetic soundand in the process, Easton became a massively influential artist. Resplendent in an exclusive new Gold Mist Poly finish in high-gloss nitrocellulose lacquer, the Elliot Easton Tikibird Firebird boasts a stunning look in the classic and ever-radical reverse body Firebird design, augmented by its hot-stamped Tiki graphic on a traditional multi-ply white plastic pickguard and Elliot Eastons signature on the headstocks back. Its powered by a pair of Gibsons most popular humbucking pickups with versatile coil-splitting and phase-reverse wiring for unprecedented sonic variety. A Bigsby vibrato tailpiece with Vibramate Spoiler® for easy string loading gives you emotive dips and tremulous wobbles, while a new TonePros locking Tune-o-matic bridge with nylon saddles offers excellent return-to-pitch during vibrato use.
To top it off, a set of Steinberger gearless tuners give unparalleled tuning efficiency. The Elliot Easton Tikibird Firebird is made in the image of the original reverse body Firebirds of 1963-65, with lines that appeared to be the reverse image of other solidbody styles on the market. It is constructed from a solid multi-piece mahogany neck/body sectioncalled a through neckwith glued-on mahogany body wings.The neck is carved to Elliots preferred slim, fast Firebird profile, which measures 0.800 at the 1st fret and 0.850 at the 12th. It is topped with a Grade-A rosewood fingerboard with traditional trapezoid inlays and 22 medium-jumbo frets. To fatten up the traditional Firebird tone, the Elliot Easton Tikibird Firebird carries a pair of Gibsons popular 57 Classic humbucking pickups, long known for their blend of depth and clarity. They are rendered superbly versatile through a custom network of four slider switches mounted in the pickguard, accessing individual coil splitting for both pickups, phase-reverse when both are used together, and Gibsons Pure True Bypass switching. The coil-split switching offers something new, too: wired in Gibsons Frequency-Tuned Coil Tap mode, the two pickups are still reverse-wound/reverse-polarity in the center position when tapped, for hum-canceling single-coil tones, and their individual tapped tones are still hum reducing, and more accurate to boot.
The remaining controls include the traditional four-knob complement with three-way toggle switch. Elliots input in the hardware department takes the Elliot Easton Tikibird Firebird further into the stratosphere. A genuine Bigsby vibrato is modified with a Vibramate Spoiler® string loader to take the usual hassle out of restringing this beloved whammy bar.A TonePros Tune-o-matic locks down tight for enhanced resonance and sustain, with nylon saddles to avoid string hitches during Bigsby use. Finally, a set of super-efficient Steinberger gearless tuners give you the smoothest tune-up imaginable, without spoiling the radical lines of the Firebird headstock. The traditional Firebird truss-rod cover is hot-stamped with a gold Gibson logo, and the custom multi-ply white plastic pickguard carries a hot-stamped Tiki graphic. The item "GIBSON ELLIOT EASTON TIKIBIRD FIREBIRD Used MINT CONDITION with Hard case" is in sale since Tuesday, April 25, 2017.
This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Electric Guitars". The seller is "sgolden" and is located in Brecksville, Ohio. This item can be shipped to United States.