On September 30th 2011 the new Gibson Firebird X guitar will launch and will come packed with plenty of electronic wizardry. However Gibson insists the technology will not affect the guitar’s “tube mojo.”
The Gibson Firebird X guitar is supplied with a software editor that allows you to create patches and tweak the sound of the guitar to your exact requirements. Gibson has also enabled the new guitar to be used with third party applications enabling developers to use the processing power within the Gibson Firebird X. Watch the video after the jump to see it in action with Moby.
The Gibson Firebird X is also fitted with RoboHead tuners and the Tune-o-matic/Piezo robot which will automatically keep the guitar in tune, together with wireless pedal controllers.
As well as other effects including onboard, fader-fueled multiple effects such as distortion, EQ, reverb and compression and front facing toggle controls. Ableton Live 8 and Guitar Rig Pro 4 are supplied with the Firebird X, for digital tone processing via a PC or Mac and the whole package comes with a special FBX vinyl case.
Only 1800 Gibson Firebird X are to be made and each one will cost you a sweet $5570 when its launched on September 30th 2011.