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Why the current hate-on for Firebird?


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It's not the Gibson Firebird that is being considered.

 

It's the Gibson Firebird X.

 

There's a fairly big difference.

 

Did you scroll down to have a look at the snaps?

 

My own thought is there are a few listed that are much worse looking.....

 

 

 

 

 

But not many......

 

LOL! Just Kidding!

 

P.

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Thats funny the firebird x is in there twice..... lol I don't know if its hate Karen; its more a Gibson has lost its business sense and is going after collectors more than average players. I know there is a hge profit margin in that guitar; but its going to fail hard and displease loads of people again. It could be the third strike for their expensive line.

 

I bet this thing will sell out but not to players. Also the "Revolution" is not one at all; this stuff (including effects) was done in the 60's and 70's and failed then also. Gibson did not invent the auto tuning and they aren't even the only ones doing it; so I don't see the foundation for the marketing hype. If we rely on history it will show the epic fails in the last decade; not too many purchased the Robot and they made loads of them. I don't understand why the company doesn't stick to what it does best. Basic guitars hand made with no fancy computer junk in them.

 

Just my spin on the situation.

 

 

Truly couldn't be said any better. [thumbup]

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Pics 4 & 5 didnt show up for me. [sad]

 

IMO, the ugliest guitar is #6. Its clever and all, but it just creeps me the eff out. I like the Bigfoot guitar.

 

Something I just noticed about the Firebird-X; when they came out with the new paint-job, they changed the fretboard and markers to regular maple and dots. I think the original fretboard was the best looking part of the guitar.

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IMO, the ugliest guitar is #6. Its clever and all, but it just creeps me the eff out. I like the Bigfoot guitar.

 

 

Agreed. Six is freaky, but the Bigfoot is quite awesome.

I don't think I'd ever have any of the silly novelty shaped guitars that you can get hold of, but they do make smile and silly songs sometimes deserve silly guitars. :)

 

I like the Firebird, but the X really doesn't do anything for me. : /

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Hate that!... why de people can't accept some advance in the guitar industries and just love classics?

Because some Luddites don't view the X thing as an 'advance' and is not yet a classic, and may never be.....I don't know.....I wish Gibson all the best on it. I like my Gibbies to have a couple of pickups, one switch, four knobs, and thats about it....[thumbup]

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Hate that!... why de people can't accept some advance in the guitar industries and just love classics?

 

I have no particular issue with the tech involved in the guitar. I can see some use for it.

I just don't like the design of it.

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does a guitar really need all the tech stuff? isnt part of the deal with learning to play mean learning to tune etc etc... and on stage tuning time is also break time for banter between songs..lol.. seriously though are we going to get to the stage that we just rely on technology to play for us?

I agree with the earlier post, hand made instuments of quality that players can buy, not just collectors

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Karen...

 

I personally do not understand some of the criticism of the new guitar. Heck, I remember folks badmouthing the Les Paul and Gibson responded with the SG and dumped the Paul a while 'cuz it didn't sell and was too heavy and too expensive and... then some rock jockeys showed up on stage with them and suddenly there was consumer demand to bring them back.

 

Anyway I see the real determining factor as being the marketplace. We'll see.

 

For what it's worth, one of most attractive Gibsons ever, in my mind, was a cutaway flat top made only in '51. A friend has one. She certainly shows her age but sings as beautifully as ever. So... what's success and what's beauty........

 

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Thats funny the firebird x is in there twice..... lol I don't know if its hate Karen; its more a Gibson has lost its business sense and is going after collectors more than average players.

Just my spin on the situation.

 

Starting in the 90's (if not sooner) the vintage market was taking a bite out of Gibson's (and Fender's) sales. Why do you think there are all these cheesy VOS, faded, worn, relic'd, Murphy-aged, road-worn, closet classics, and RI models?

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