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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-25-2017, 09:27 AM Thread Starter
 
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Gibson Firebird anyone?

This has to be the Classiest guitar ever! I love the way it looks and sounds

Also, it's pretty rare, I mean I don't see a lot of guitarists having one.
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Re: Gibson Firebird anyone?

I wouldn't say they are rare, Gibson makes them every year, I think MF is blowing out the 2016s for like $1100. I had one, it was cool and surprisingly light, but the headstock tended to dive if you took your hand off it and just let the strap support the weight
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Re: Gibson Firebird anyone?

What I meant by "rare" is that I don't see a lot of guitarists owning or playing a FB. What do you mean by "the headstock tended to dive"?
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Re: Gibson Firebird anyone?

I dig the Firebirds. They're pretty widely used imho. Cid is right in that they are heavily discounted on closeout and - with nylon straps like the SG to some extent - the headstock tends to drop due to the weight/shape but so did my AR2000 before moving the strap pin from the upper horn to the body rear. It's just that many here would pay $1500 for an indo premium jem over $1100 for USA made Firebird neck-thru.
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Re: Gibson Firebird anyone?

So the main issue with it is the headstock. Didn't know that Thanks for sharing!
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