Gibson Dark Fire

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Gibson Dark Fire
Manufacturer Gibson
Period 2008-2010
Construction
Body type Solid, Single Cut
Neck joint Set-in
Scale 24.75"
Woods
Body Mahogany, Maple Top
Neck Mahogany
Fretboard Ebony
Hardware
Bridge Tune-o-matic
Pickup(s) A Burstbucker 3 humbucker at the bridge, P-90H at the neck, and a piezoelectric built into the bridge.
Colors available
Exclusive nitrocellulose finish consisting of dark red on the Maple body top; glossy finish on body top and headstock face, satin finish everywhere else.

The Gibson Dark Fire, a variant of the Gibson Les Paul, was an electric solid body guitar produced by Gibson Guitar Corporation. It was a second generation Robot Guitar, using an updated version of the Powertune self-tuning system produced by Tronical Gmbh. The Dark Fire also introduced Gibson's Chameleon Tone Technology, a system consisting of onboard electronics designed to simulate various guitar tones. Additionally, the guitar included an audio interface called the Robot Interface Pack or RIP.

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The Dark Fire had one Burstbucker 3 humbucker in the bridge position, a P-90H at the neck, and a special Tronical-designed piezoelectric tune-o-matic sat in the place of the bridge. The Burstbucker 3 and P-90H were selected via the three-way selector switch. The piezoelectric could be activated via the MCK, blending the magnetic and piezoelectric together under a standard 1/4" guitar cable. Gibson supplied a TRS stereo cable that allowed the piezo signal and the magnetic signal to be split between two different amps.


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