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The Gaskell FIRESTARTER is inspired by a guitar that many still call "The original Rock guitar." For 50 years this guitar was never offered as a production left handed guitar. It wasn't until 2010 that Gibson finally released a left handed version, calling it the "70's Tribute" model. However, they didn't even make it properly! Theirs was a slab body guitar with a bolt-on neck! That is not a Firebird! Real Firebirds have three-piece bodies. Firebirds are not Telecasters!

I introduced the Gaskell FIRESTARTER in 2008. At that time lefty Firebirds were impossible to get elsewhere.


The FIRESTARTER was always built with the proper three-piece body. The first models were made with mahogany bodies and maple necks as per the 1970s originals. Eventually they were all mahogany and came standard with full-sized humbucker pickups, different from the originals.


From 2013 I discontinued factory manufacturing and the FIRESTARTER became an individual Custom Shop build only, 100% made in Australia.


Post-COVID I can no longer build this as a full Custom shop build. I have reintroduced this model as part of the new 2023 HYBRID Series. "Hybrid" refers to the hybrid manufacturing process. It is again built at a factory and we finish it here in Australia. We can upgrade your guitar with different pickups, locking tuners, and jumbo frets if you want. 


Always wanted a left handed Firebird? Now's the time. CONTACT US

Lead time is 90 days. Full payment is required first. Available world wide. Prices stated are in Australian dollars. Price includes full set up including fret work done here in Australia. International customers please convert to your local currency. NOTE. You will receive a build sheet for your approval to finalize your guitar specs before payment and before starting your build. 

Optional upgrades:

Left handed speed knobs
Tonerider Alnico II Classics Set
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EMG 81/85 set
DiMarzio PAF 59 neck pickup
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