Skunk Baxter Firebird

Gibson’s Skunk Baxter Firebird has got the thumbs up from MusicRadar.com. The reverse-body Skunk Baxter Firebird has everything you might expect from a guitar designed for a man who has both played alongside Jimi Hendrix and has even devised civil defence strategies.

You get new Skunk and Jim DeCola designed mini-humbuckers – with independent on/off and full/split-coil switching for each via six switches. A Lyre tailpiece, Steinberger gearless tuners and a “Copper Metallic” finish round off the look of a guitar that has been precision tooled to push the Firebird forward.

Skunk Baxter Firebird

An official release says, “With one of the most jaw-dropping resumes in music, Skunk Baxter knows about tone. After playing bass in Jimi Hendrix's pre-Experience band, Baxter became a founding member of Steely Dan, then joined hit-makers the Doobie Brothers in 1974. He's worked with Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart, Linda Ronstadt, Ringo Starr, and several others - and if that isn't enough, has also worked as a high-security-clearance consultant in Ballistic Missile Defense for the U.S. Government, and been named a Senior Fellow and Member of the Board of Regents at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies.

“His weapon of choice? A Gibson Firebird, of course - and with that kind of background, you just know that his Firebird is going to be something special."

Get more details from Gibson.com.