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Motor City inspired design meets classic humbucking tone
By Alex Baker
The Gibson Firebird was one of the most radically-designed guitars in production when it was first introduced in the early Sixties. The design for the original 1963 Firebird was in part based on the Gibson Explorer but was heavily influenced by the tailfins of classic Detroit manufactured automobiles from the Fifties and Sixties. The Firebird was in fact designed by renowned automotive designer… Read More
U2 guitarist The Edge shows off the first guitar he ever bought, his iconic Gibson Explorer. In New York City at age 17 and intending to buy a Les Paul, The Edge fell for the Explorer instead. Even after breaking the neck at a show years ago, it’s still one of The Edge’s favorite guitars.