Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/29/gibson_refreshes_firebird_model_with_robotic_features/

Gibson revisits Firebird range with robotic refresh

Classic axe gets new-age polish

By Caleb Cox

Posted in Hardware, 29th September 2011 15:15 GMT

Gibson Guitar has taken its classic 1960s Firebird axe into the 21st Century with the launch of a limited edition hi-tech guitar system, the Firebird X.

Gibson Firebird X

The Gibson Firebird X rocks up with features such as fourth-generation Robot tuners for automatic tuning, on-board effects and wireless bluetooth pedals.

It even allows for third-party developers to chip in with their own apps for an even greater number of add-ons and effects. These'll be sold through an authorised e-store, Gibson promised it will set up soon.

Gibson Firebird X

Limited to 1800 models, the Gibson Firebird X is available from tomorrow in both Redolution and Bluevolution finishes for a cool $5570 (£3553). ®