Gibson Introduces '70s Tribute Guitars

New versions of the Les Paul, SG and Firebird feature mini humbuckers   30-May-12

Gibson Introduces '70s Tribute Guitars


Gibson believes that rock music might have developed through the 1960s, but it came of age in the 1970s--often played on great Gibson guitars of the era. Gibson USA says that, to capture the look, feel and tone of the instruments that made massive music during a decade when rock was king, they have introduced a trio of guitars - the SG Special '70s Tribute, Les Paul Studio '70s Tribute and the Firebird Studio '70s Tribute.
All three guitars feature Dual Blade Alnico Mini Humbuckers. A Gibson PR person had this to say about them...
"Entirely new pickups from Gibson USA, these units improve upon the best attributes of the former Mini Humbuckers seen in the Les Paul Deluxe in the '70s, and the different Firebird Mini Humbuckers of the early '60s, in an efficient design that uses dual steel blades and an Alnico magnet for a vintage voice that still retains plenty of chime. These pickups are calibrated for balanced output between the neck and bridge positions, yielding everything from singing bluesy neck tones to crunchy and wailing leads, and are dressed in solid chrome covers. They are routed through the traditional four-knob and three-way switch wiring set up, and partnered with a Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece for optimum sustain and precise intonation."
SG Special '70s Features
  • Mahogany body available in 4 stunning satin finishes
  • Maple neck with unique '70s, thin-to-thick profile with volute
  • Pair of dual blade alnico Mini Humbuckers in the neck and bridge
  • Tune-o-matic bridge and stop bar tailpiece
  • TonePros vintage style tuners with 16:1 tuning ratio
Les Paul Studio '70s Tribute Features
  • Mahogany body with Solid Carved Maple top
  • Maple neck with unique '70s, thin-to-thick profile with volute
  • Pair of dual blade alnico Mini Humbuckers in the neck and bridge
  • Tune-o-matic bridge and stop bar tailpiece
  • TonePros vintage style tuners with 16:1 tuning ratio
Firebird Studio '70s Tribute Features
  • Mahogany body available in 4 stunning satin finishes
  • Maple neck with unique '70s, thin-to-thick profile with volute
  • Pair of dual blade alnico Mini Humbuckers in the neck and bridge
  • Tune-o-matic bridge and stop bar tailpiece
  • MINI Grover Kidney tuners with 14:1 tuning ratio
Pricing and Availability:
$1,399 More information:
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