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So here is the story of my long journey into this firebird. Earlier this year a youtube channel did a give away for a 1990 Firebird V custom shop. Of course I didn't win but I have been obsessed with finding another one of these exact models for sale because I have to have one. I accidentally ran into the guy who won it on reddit and he said he had contacted Gibson and they said it was a one off guitar and that they couldn't tell him what the color was called because apparently it either hadn't been named or they couldn't find any record of it. But as you see from the pictures I provided I have found other 1990 Firebirds that have the pearl pickguard and seem to be the same guitar just different color. To be clear it is the green one I want and am looking for. The serial number is 92300756. So I was hoping that maybe the person who answered his question didn't have all of the info and maybe there is someone on the custom shop forum that works for Gibson that either built these or knows more of the story behind them. Gibson also told him they possibly think its a frost blue that faded into a different color but I just don't see it. To me it looks more to be a cross between kerry green and inverness green. So is there anyone who knows what this color is called or if there are more of these out there? I very much appreciate your help. Also, I have thought of the possibility that it is a kerry green or inverness green guitar. Because obviously the paint isnt mixed the same every time I have seen guitars labeled with the same color but looked very different. Maybe this just got a more vibrant mix? I am not sure if you are able to tell from the pics but the videos posted of this guitar show a very slight burst on the outside of the guitar where the color looks a little bit lighter when you see it in a certain light or at different angles. Thought it may be worth mentioning. Thanks Chris
I have a Gibson Firebird 2015, and although it for some reason allegedly suffers from poor resale value (I'll sell every one of my internal organs that aren't absolutely critical for my survival) I passionately love everything about it - everything except one thing, which is driving me mad(der). There's a reason why the 2015 model is the only one with the output jack on the side. I've never come across any jack as crappy as the one on my Firebird - the jack on my amazingly fabulous Hannah Montana Pocket Amp is far superior to the one on the Firebird, even with my own shoddy soldering I haven't managed to create anything that rivals the "world-class craftsmanship" produced by "the world's most iconic guitar brand" that's "dedicated to quality"... 😤 Sorry everyone, and sorry Gibson - I wouldn't own ten of your guitars if I didn't love the brand - but this one output jack... From a long rant to a concise description of the problem: it's seemingly impossible to get the jack socket secured tight enough to the guitar body that it won't sooner or later (sooner) start spinning freely, and as a result break off the wires. I've resoldered the despicable thing well over ten times in the two or so years I've owned the guitar, and by now I'm prepared for radical measures of some sort... I'm considering drowning the thing in so much epoxy or superglue that the socket will remain bonded to the guitar, and the wires to the socket, until the end of time. However, I'd really prefer not to mess up my Darling Dearest in that way, and it'll cause serious problems when the socket itself will eventually need to be replaced... Please, please help me... 😥 Any experience of the same and each and every suggestion - demonic pacts included - will be greatly appreciated!
Anyone ever seen wear like I'm experiencing on my 2019 Gibson Firebird? It appears like the finish is bleeding or transferring from the guitar body onto the pickguard. It was perplexing at first as I've only had the guitar for little over a year. That said, I play it a ton, and finish transfer (if that's even the right word for it) seems to mirror where my fingers brush against the center section of the Firebird's body while playing . I'm not sure if this bothers me or not yet, but I'm just curious if anyone has experienced anything like this on a Gibson (or other guitar) and what they did to fix it. Edited to add: I use black Dunlop Jazz III picks, for whatever that's worth.
I want to buy a used Firebird Zero. But I noticed it has a numbered sticker with the letters DAR at the end (0247833 DAR). Any particular meaning? The owner says he bought it brand new and it has one imperfection ad the bass upper bout. Maybe related to the sticker? I could not upload a pic due to size restrictions. But here is a link https://photos.app.goo.gl/Ja1uFaSJVLk1f2oi6