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Les Paul "Firebrand"?

Know anything about these guitars? I saw one at my local music store.It looks like the one in the photo below. It is a 1980 with all original parts and looks to be very good condition. The fretboard is ebony and the Gibson logo is burned into the heastock,I guess that is why the call it a "Firebrand".It comes with the original chainsaw style case. The price is $599.


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Re: Les Paul "Firebrand"?

What is the difference between the "Firebrand" and "The Paul"?

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Re: Les Paul "Firebrand"?

Vintage Gibson Guitars: Gibson The Paul

offer them $450 cash.
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Know anything about these guitars? I saw one at my local music store.It looks like the one in the photo below. It is a 1980 with all original parts and looks to be very good condition. The fretboard is ebony and the Gibson logo is burned into the heastock,I guess that is why the call it a "Firebrand".It comes with the original chainsaw style case. The price is $599.

its just an other version of the Paul and at $599 in good condition with a chainsaw case its a really great deal!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Les Paul "Firebrand"?

It still looks weird to see a Lew Paul with toggle switch not on the upper bout.

But these guitars definitely have their fans--worth checking out.
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Re: Les Paul "Firebrand"?

I have the 335-S version of this. Very cool guitar! These are great raw Rock & Roll machines. Mine came with Dirty Fingers in it. That looks like a really good deal. If it speaks to you, go for it!
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Re: Les Paul "Firebrand"?

Snatch it up quickly!

The Chainsaw case alone is worth a few hundred buck$$$$$
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Re: Les Paul "Firebrand"?

Then sell the t-tops!
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Re: Les Paul "Firebrand"?

It's a cool guitar. A friend of mine has one.
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Re: Les Paul "Firebrand"?

Thanks! This is the guitar











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Re: Les Paul "Firebrand"?

congratulations!!

Love my The Paul....nice score.
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Firebrand = 70's faded series.
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Re: Les Paul "Firebrand"?

If you ever plan on selling the t-tops, I have a 79 LP that could use them.
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Re: Les Paul "Firebrand"?

I had one of those, but it was a double-cut, not a 335-s.
I really liked that guitar and regret selling it-
I've never seen another double-cut version since, either, wish I had pics.
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Re: Les Paul "Firebrand"?

Great deal on that, those are awesome guitars.

I've tried a few "The Paul" 's and loved them, even with the walnut body/neck. The Firebrands should be even better being all mahogany.

I have a GK-55 which is essentially a bolt on version of this and it's my main player.
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Very cool enjoy.
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Re: Les Paul "Firebrand"?

I owned a "The SG" years ago (80's) and it was a nice guitar, if I remember right it had an ebony board. I ended up painting it pearl pink, installed a Kahler and EMG's and then eventually sold it. I blame it on the 80's!!!!!
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Re: Les Paul "Firebrand"?

Thanks for the posts. Now I gotta keep my eye open for one of the SGs.

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Re: Les Paul "Firebrand"?

I've been itching to ask this for years... What the heck is with those creepy children pics?
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I've been itching to ask this for years... What the heck is with those creepy children pics?
Thanks,they belong to my wife.

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Thanks! It's a nice guitar.It's very comfortable to play and it only weighs 8.2lbs.







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Re: Les Paul "Firebrand"?

I've always had a soft spot for those. No doubt it's a rocker. Happy playing!
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then sell the t-tops!
its a crime to break up these Norlin era guitars to profit from the sale of there parts
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agreed...how are you buddy?
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Re: Les Paul "Firebrand"?

That guitar has a lot of character! Great find!
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Re: Les Paul "Firebrand"?

Anyone ever see a Firebrand like this one? I really don't think this is a Firebrand. Bridge is wrong, its painted, and the Gibson logo is gold paint.

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Re: Les Paul "Firebrand"?

Had an SG firebrand in High School. Great guitar. Some of these are in "dinged up end table" finish. The one I had, had a thin finish on it. Maybe it wasnt original.
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Thanks,the finish on mine is thin.

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