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2018 Firebird, but any number (Firebird V?)?

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I just bought this axe: http://legacy.gibson.com/Products/Electric-Guitars/2018/USA/Firebird-2018.aspx

But the website mentions nothing about the number it could be. I know there are III, V and VII, this one seems closest to V, but I was wondering if it really has a number to its design or if this was a year where Gibson just decided to name it FIREBIRD and that's it.

Thanks!

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I would call that a Firebird V judging by everything that came before it.

Congratulations on the guitar!

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Firebirds and Thunderbirds run in order

1) Firebird i has one pickup,  dot inlays 

2) Thunderbird ii has one pickup

3) Firebird iii has 2 pickups, dot inlays 

4) Thunderbird iv has 2 pickups 

5) Firebird v has 2 pickups, trapezoid inlays

6) Thunderbird vi (never made)

7) Firebird vii has 3 pickups block inlays 

Yours is definitely a V, I think the last time they called it a firebird v was 2016

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31 minutes ago, Eades said:

7) Firebird vii has 3 pickups block inlays 

 

My 1966 Non-Reverse Fiberbird VII had 3 horrible P-90's, the Bigsby/Maestro removed, and dot inlays.  Noisiest guitar in my entire life, I was glad to trade it off for...something.

Wish I had it back.

rct

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Non reverse is different completely

I love non reverse firebirds, never known them do a bound neck or do anything other than dot inlays on them though. (on any of the non reverse versions) 

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I love my Firebird, makes me feel like Johnny Winter every time I play it. Sadly with only a minuscule of his talent though.

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On 6/4/2020 at 8:33 AM, Eades said:

Firebirds and Thunderbirds run in order

1) Firebird i has one pickup,  dot inlays 

2) Thunderbird ii has one pickup

3) Firebird iii has 2 pickups, dot inlays 

4) Thunderbird iv has 2 pickups 

5) Firebird v has 2 pickups, trapezoid inlays

6) Thunderbird vi (never made)

7) Firebird vii has 3 pickups block inlays 

Yours is definitely a V, I think the last time they called it a firebird v was 2016

Thanks for that list. Really helps out.

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On 6/4/2020 at 9:07 AM, rct said:

 

My 1966 Non-Reverse Fiberbird VII had 3 horrible P-90's, the Bigsby/Maestro removed, and dot inlays.  Noisiest guitar in my entire life, I was glad to trade it off for...something.

Wish I had it back.

rct

So sad. I've been there, though.😅

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