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Collectors Choice #47 NOT a Les Paul

#1 User is offline   Rabs 

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 03:33 PM

http://www.gibson.co...4-Firebird.aspx
$5,999 (for a firebird :o )
Gibson Custom's Collectors Choice #47 takes the range into new territory by paying homage to one of the unconventional designs of Gibson's past. Crafted to exceptional levels of precision based on hands-on study and laser scanning of original serial # 235304, this Collector's Choice edition delivers the authentic experience of owning an extremely rare "reverse-body" Firebird with an extremely desirable feature set, and all of the utterly individual tone that this groundbreaking model embodies.

Construction: Traditional Firebird nine-ply neck-through-body with mahogany wings
Finish: Thin wet-sanded nitrocellulose lacquer
Pickups: Custom-wound Firebird pickups
Fingerboard Binding: Rolled binding for a smooth playing feel
Hand Aged: Gently worn, lightly played, just like the original
Color: Rare Cherry finish
Bridge: Maestro Vibrola tailpiece
Tuners: Firebird "banjo" tuners


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Posted 17 March 2017 - 06:22 PM

You can get an actual 1965 for $10k

I find it interesting that it says thin nitro wet sanded. That's what I'm doing to my 58 reissue Les Paul since I always thought the lacquer was too thick on the back and it is working great. Just got more sandpaper I ordered.
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Posted 18 March 2017 - 04:02 AM

http://www.gibson.co...4-Firebird.aspx

Correct link.
This must be part of the More Money Than Brains series.
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Posted 18 March 2017 - 04:44 AM

Yup. Pretty silly money IMO but it's GORGEOUS in that cherry-red finish! Wow!!!
I've never been a fan of the Sunburst used on F'birds (sorry, folks!) but that one really does appeal. Shame about all the damage, though...

I'm not really au fait with Reverse Firebird IIIs: are they still available new?.................Posted Image
I might have a wee google...

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 05:10 AM

I'm not sure, but I would have guessed that was quite a bit lower price than many of the CC series.
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Posted 18 March 2017 - 05:37 AM

View Post'Scales, on 18 March 2017 - 05:10 AM, said:

I'm not sure, but I would have guessed that was quite a bit lower price than many of the CC series.

Yes; but it's not a recreation of a "1959 Standard in a tasteful 'burst"......which makes the WORLD of a difference.................

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 05:45 AM

Ah! of course.
Given my guitars are referred to as 'the turd burst' (Epi), 'the vomit burst' (Gibson), and 'the yellow thing' (Aria), I'm not entirely surprised I missed the vital nuance there.
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Posted 18 March 2017 - 08:05 AM

View PostRiffster, on 17 March 2017 - 06:22 PM, said:

You can get an actual 1965 for $10k...

5 1/2 years ago you could have had one for $1,600...
http://guitar-auctio...lectric-guitar/

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 09:02 AM

 pippy, on 18 March 2017 - 08:05 AM, said:

5 1/2 years ago you could have had one for $1,600...
http://guitar-auctio...lectric-guitar/

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Wow, that's a good price.

My $10k comment came from a magazine ad for an auction but then again auction houses love to advertise items that sold for a good price.
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Posted 18 March 2017 - 10:36 AM

I agree its a looker with that finish. Now I do like the regular burst, but I like this much better.
If it didnt have those dots, it would be nigh perfect.
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Posted 18 March 2017 - 10:42 AM

It's good to see interest revived from time to time regarding the Firebird....

An iconic piece of feral design from Gibson

IMO a shape that will always be interesting and totally original

The 'slightly aged' thinking is laughable.....be bold and make it look like new....

Love the banjo tuners....[thumbup]

If folks are prepared to pay the premium....good luck to them

Personal favourite finish is Tobacco Sunburst....[thumbup]

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 04:57 PM

Pickup surrounds. [thumbdn] [thumbdn]
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Posted 20 March 2017 - 04:02 AM

View Postmerciful-evans, on 18 March 2017 - 10:36 AM, said:

I agree its a looker with that finish. Now I do like the regular burst, but I like this much better.
If it didnt have those dots, it would be nigh perfect.

PMT are currently offering new Firebird V's (crown inlays) for 1,115. Add 350 for a re-fin in Cherry lacquer and, for 1,465, you're sorted!

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View Postjdgm, on 18 March 2017 - 04:57 PM, said:

Pickup surrounds. [thumbdn] [thumbdn]

I don't follow your apparent disapproval, jdgm............Posted Image...........surely reverse Firebirds NEED p'up surrounds?....

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 03:47 PM

View Postpippy, on 20 March 2017 - 04:02 AM, said:


I don't follow your apparent disapproval, jdgm............Posted Image...........surely reverse Firebirds NEED p'up surrounds?....

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