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Hi. First post on the forum. Just bought my first Gibson ever. I've always wanted a Firebird. It's a beautiful guitar and it sounds amazing. That body is almost an amp of its own.

 

EDIT: Oh, and this a 2009 model (the last year they produced them with the banjo tuners, I believe).

 

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Hi. First post on the forum. Just bought my first Gibson ever. I've always wanted a Firebird. It's a beautiful guitar and it sounds amazing. That body is almost an amp of its own.

 

EDIT: Oh, and this a 2009 model (the last year they produced them with the banjo tuners, I believe).

 

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Really nice! I love that finish!

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I got to play an early 60's Firebird (original or what we would call non-reverse) and was surprised at just how thin and fast the neck was. It felt more like a 70s SG neck than today's wide and flat Firebird necks. I was also surprised at how comfortable the guitar was, there were no issues with the upper bout driving me crazy.

 

Nice guitars if a bit overpriced - $3700 and it looked like a dog gnawed on it one fateful day so no sale to me!

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Great guitars with character and style... [thumbup]

 

Thankfully quite rare so cause a stir when seen/heard

 

Probably Brian Jones/Johnny Winter/Stephen Stills/Phil Manzanera/Steve Winwood got me 'fired up' to get one.... [thumbup]

 

Currently have a banjo Firebird V, a non reverse Firebird and a Tokai single bridge SD Firebird

 

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DynoByte,

 

I am now officially jealous. I had that exact same guitar and stupidly sold it; I WILL get another one.

 

Thanks Steve, the guy I got it from wanted it back 2 weeks later. He was ok though, he still has a nice Firebird V. I heard they're not made anymore but probably not to hard to find a used one.

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