Dave Grohl’s Gibson Firebird Studio (Black)
This Gibson Firebird was one of Dave’s main touring guitars around 2005/2006, and he continued using it occasionally in 2007/08. He was seen playing it on numerous occasions, but most notably at the Reading Festival in 2005, and Isle of Wight in 2006.
Based on the looks, the guitar was a Gibson Firebird Studio model, since it has simple dot fretboard inlays and a single-ply pickguard.
The guitar was equipped with Gibsons’ 490R and 498T humbuckers (if he kept it stock), it had a Tune-o-Matic bridge, Sa topbar tailpiece, and Grover tuners.
It’s pretty hard to find a guitar identical to Dave’s, with the black pickguard on the black body, potentially indicating that Dave installed the pickguard himself. The early 2000s Firebird Studios that came with the black finish, seem to all feature white pickguards exclusively.
The Second Firebird (White)
As seen in the Isle of Wight footage, Dave owned another Gibson Firebird Studio guitar at that same time but finished in white.
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