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Firebird friday! (update)

#41 User is offline   SteveFord 

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Posted 30 November 2018 - 06:06 PM

White with Richlite for only $5500.
I guess that answers my question if getting rid of Henry J. would let them use ebony again.

Mine has the Lucille script, I can't remember what year it is but I think 2002 or 2003.
This photo shows discoloration at the bottom but it's not there on the actual guitar so who knows.

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Posted 30 November 2018 - 09:34 PM

Mine is '09. I think one of the last years of enony. Mine has the larger than life BB King on it. Mine is red too. Best elecric I own.
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Posted 01 December 2018 - 11:17 AM

View PostSteveFord, on 27 November 2018 - 07:31 PM, said:

Thanks.
I stared at photos of it on eBay for a few hours and then just couldn't take it any more.

I played a 2014 at a Guitar Center and just hated it, the thing was awful.
Gibson really botched the 2014s, no nibs, how that company has fallen, etc.

This one shows up and it's my favorite guitar, it plays so easily it's almost like cheating.
Go figure.

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WAOOOW !

Beautiful Firebird, What do you think about the tuners ? Awesome guitar [love]
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Posted 01 December 2018 - 01:21 PM

View PostSteveFord, on 27 November 2018 - 07:31 PM, said:

Thanks.
I stared at photos of it on eBay for a few hours and then just couldn't take it any more.

I played a 2014 at a Guitar Center and just hated it, the thing was awful.
Gibson really botched the 2014s, no nibs, how that company has fallen, etc.

This one shows up and it's my favorite guitar, it plays so easily it's almost like cheating.
Go figure.

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What year is yours? I have a 2015 FB V and absolutely love it! It looks, plays, and sounds superb. Yours looks like a 2014, so I wondering, considering your comments about a 2014.

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Posted 01 December 2018 - 04:43 PM

Yes, that's a 2014.
The point I was making is that it's more the individual guitar than the year of manufacture.
The 2014 I played at Guitar Center was horrible, this one is just great.
I think I mentioned I had a 2013 which was equally good (and it had the nibs). I told the buyer to let me know if he ever wanted to sell it as I'd buy it back but guess he liked it and disappeared so that's how I ended up with this 2014.
If I remember correctly, 2015 just saw the nibs reappear and no other changes aside from a massive price hike, 2016 saw the gig bag and the retail price dropped by a thousand bucks to $1099.
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Posted 03 December 2018 - 12:50 AM

Did they ever make a Firebird VII w/ 3 Pickups & Maestro that the Hardware wasn't Gold Plated? I just saw one on Reverb & thought it odd?
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Posted 03 December 2018 - 05:11 PM

Maybe a limited run but not that I've ever seen.
I just did a little reading and my old Firebird VII had medium jumbo frets while the newer Vs have low profile.
No wonder I like the new ones better.
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Posted 04 December 2018 - 03:14 PM

Saw a 15k Firebird in Gruhn's. Did not buy it.
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Posted 04 December 2018 - 03:17 PM

View PostFZ Fan, on 04 December 2018 - 03:14 PM, said:

Saw a 15k Firebird in Gruhn's. Did not buy it.


Pu**y.

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Posted 04 December 2018 - 06:09 PM

Maybe they could have thrown in a set of new strings to sweeten the deal?

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You can have mine for 14K AND I'll throw in the strap AND a set of brand new D'Addario strings!

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Posted 04 December 2018 - 07:39 PM

Seeing Richard Thompson in about an hour. Nashville rocks.

I was almost there on the 11k Tele.
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Posted 04 December 2018 - 08:49 PM

You might find a good deal on a guitar in Nashville but not at any store. Check Nashville Craigslist. There are a few on there at the moment. Good luck.

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Seeing Richard Thompson in about an hour. Nashville rocks.

I was almost there on the 11k Tele.

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Paranoid Redneck Here ...............Stay away from that Gibson Acoustic room!!! Those Educated Commies in there will get you!!!

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 03:47 PM

Saw a Firebird today at Carter's Vintage Guitars. It was signed by Johnny Winter. It was about 6.5k. I got a pic of the pickguard. I'll post a pic. I am challenged with my phone.
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Posted 05 December 2018 - 04:53 PM

Fine, $6000 even but no freebies and I won't go any lower.
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Posted 06 December 2018 - 08:39 AM

Will you sign it.
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Posted 06 December 2018 - 09:53 AM

View Postrct, on 04 December 2018 - 03:17 PM, said:

Pu**y.

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I saw Jack Pearson last night at The Station Inn. He real good.
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Posted 06 December 2018 - 12:55 PM

View PostFZ Fan, on 06 December 2018 - 09:53 AM, said:

I saw Jack Pearson last night at The Station Inn. He real good.


Oh man is he. That was a halfa dozen of really good Allmans shows when he was touring with them.

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 04:56 PM

He played by himself on a National Resonator and then electric with a band. He played Blue Sky for Dickey and then later Dreams.
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Posted 07 December 2018 - 01:54 PM

View PostFZ Fan, on 06 December 2018 - 04:56 PM, said:

He played by himself on a National Resonator and then electric with a band. He played Blue Sky for Dickey and then later Dreams.


WOW, "Just one more morning....", must have been GR8T ! "Climb down off the hilltop....." , gives me chills just thinkin about it !
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Posted 08 December 2018 - 12:39 AM

View PostWild Bill 212, on 07 December 2018 - 01:54 PM, said:

WOW, "Just one more morning....", must have been GR8T ! "Climb down off the hilltop....." , gives me chills just thinkin about it !


$15 bucks, sat 5 feet from him in a room the size of a large hotel lobby.
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