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While going over my collection, I noticed a severe lack of humbuckers. Upon visiting a local chain, I noticed a Korina Epiphone Firebird hanging on the wall. I've wanted a Firebird for a while but didn't want to pay for a Gibson. I played it for about an hour and decided to give it a good home. I'll admit I was scared of the tuners, but after some slight research I am now considering adding them to my list of greatest inventions ever.

My question to anyone who can help is; have any of you seen, or heard anything about a Korina Firebird? I've been poking around the internet, but can't find any information about it. It has the "Limited Edition Custom Shop" stamp on the headstock and according to the serial number, it was the 493rd produced. I usually don't give much consideration to the Custom Shop stamps as my Casino has one and the only difference I've seen on that is the routing, or scalloping, or beveling, or whatever it's called on the sides of the headstock.

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Do you live in Europe, by any chance? I wondered, because it seems that some Epis are sold over there which do not make it stateside.

 

Secondly, could you please post some photos? I'm a big fan of Firebirds and am always interested in what Epi are offering, because I'll never be able to afford a Gibson!

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Do you live in Europe, by any chance? I wondered, because it seems that some Epis are sold over there which do not make it stateside.

 

Secondly, could you please post some photos? I'm a big fan of Firebirds and am always interested in what Epi are offering, because I'll never be able to afford a Gibson!

 

 

I do not, I'm in Boston MA. I'm working on getting some pictures up. I don't posses the technology to do so, as I tend to blow all of my disposable income on guitars. Someday though.

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Dang!!! a Korina FIREBIRD???? And i thought all i had to do was find a Moderne to have all the Epi Korinas ,,oh well.

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Do you live in Europe, by any chance? I wondered, because it seems that some Epis are sold over there which do not make it stateside.

 

Secondly, could you please post some photos? I'm a big fan of Firebirds and am always interested in what Epi are offering, because I'll never be able to afford a Gibson!

Tokai make some nice Firebirds...cheap and usually need a P/U upgrade, but a fraction of Gibson prices.

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While going over my collection, I noticed a severe lack of humbuckers. Upon visiting a local chain, I noticed a Korina Epiphone Firebird hanging on the wall. I've wanted a Firebird for a while but didn't want to pay for a Gibson. I played it for about an hour and decided to give it a good home. I'll admit I was scared of the tuners, but after some slight research I am now considering adding them to my list of greatest inventions ever.

My question to anyone who can help is; have any of you seen, or heard anything about a Korina Firebird? I've been poking around the internet, but can't find any information about it. It has the "Limited Edition Custom Shop" stamp on the headstock and according to the serial number, it was the 493rd produced. I usually don't give much consideration to the Custom Shop stamps as my Casino has one and the only difference I've seen on that is the routing, or scalloping, or beveling, or whatever it's called on the sides of the headstock.

 

I just bought one about two hours ago and I love it..... I have the v and the explorer, now I only need the Sg I have yet to find any info too. if I do I'll let you know

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I got one too!!! I was actually looking for a Gibson Firebird, when I ran across this Korina Epiphone one. I took it off the wall, then put it back thinking... "nah, I want a Gibson." But later, I couldn't get that guitar outta my head, and for the price? So,,, I bought it. $399.00 not including the case. This was at Richmond Music, in Richmond, VA. I've been looking all over the web for any info I can find on these guitars, and this forum is the only thing out there. (ebay, Epiphone.com,,etc... no dice.) So, if anybody has any idea on how many were produced, I'd love to know!

 

Thanks!!

 

p.s. I love this guitar!

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Yes! Mine is just like the one pictured. By the way, I love the tuners. Took a bit of getting used to, but I have to say they're truely accurate, and easy to use. Changing strings isn't hard either, contrary to some comments I've heard about them. The only thing I did change was the strap button,, moved it to behind the neck,, much better. Anyway, thanks for the pic.

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Well, I sure hope you can find one in time for your birthday! They seem to be fairly rare. You can call Richmond Music, (Richmond, VA.) and ask for Dave. (804) 330-7875. Maybe he can order you one. That's where I got mine. I don't care for the faded cherry ones, which also seem to be the only ones out there. Dave replaced the one I bought with a beautiful gloss black one, which I've never seen before either. (Probably custom shop too.)

Getting back to your question about the pick-ups. I'm not too picky about pick-ups, but I was a little dissapointed with these. They seem kinda weak, and farty sounding. I was told they were Epiphones answer to Gibsons 57 Classics. I own a 61 S.G. reissue with 57 classics, and trust me, they're not the same. In fact, I think the only thing I would change would be the pick-ups. (and the strap button.) All in all, I do love this guitar, and I have a real hard time putting it down.

 

I hope you can find one!!

 

Cheers!

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Well, I sure hope you can find one in time for your birthday! They seem to be fairly rare. You can call Richmond Music, (Richmond, VA.) and ask for Dave. (804) 330-7875. Maybe he can order you one. That's where I got mine. I don't care for the faded cherry ones, which also seem to be the only ones out there. Dave replaced the one I bought with a beautiful gloss black one, which I've never seen before either. (Probably custom shop too.)

Getting back to your question about the pick-ups. I'm not too picky about pick-ups, but I was a little dissapointed with these. They seem kinda weak, and farty sounding. I was told they were Epiphones answer to Gibsons 57 Classics. I own a 61 S.G. reissue with 57 classics, and trust me, they're not the same. In fact, I think the only thing I would change would be the pick-ups. (and the strap button.) All in all, I do love this guitar, and I have a real hard time putting it down.

 

I hope you can find one!!

 

Cheers!

Hey!! Check this out! Just found one on ebay! http://cgi.ebay.com/Epiphone-Firebird-Custom-Shop-Ltd-Ed-Guitar-Korina-/220715024805?pt=Guitar&hash=item3363a401a5

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