Firebird Freaks!

Discussion in 'Other Gibsons' started by holt1, Feb 2, 2010.

  1. holt1

    holt1 Senior Member

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    Instead of highjacking the other thread about firebirds sounding great or not I figured I would start one just for firebird fanatics to post pics of your 'birds! Static shots, stage shots, whatever!

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    Boleskinehouse Senior Member

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    I dig 'em, I just don't have one yet. That white one is sweet. :thumb:
     
  3. holt1

    holt1 Senior Member

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    Thanks! It's a 72
     
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    Tim Plains Senior Member

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    If I must. :)

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    2009 Firebird V
     
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    Ok, now I want one. Damn it.
     
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    I will have a white one someday!
     
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    gas attack!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    where's the medallion?
     
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    Here's my 2009 "V" chillin w/ 2 of her sisters on the couch. She is one mean lady!!:naughty:
     

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    holt1 Senior Member

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    I bought it in 84 in syracuse ny. You can see the circle on the guitar where it was but it doesn't have the medallion anymore. The headstock was broken off in two pieces around 1987 and the guy who was supposed to fix it sawed everything off at the nut and gave me back three pieces. It would have been a pretty simple fix really but he didn't know what he was doing and at the time neither did I for giving it to him! I carried it around broke until around 92 where I found carl mayforth in albuquqerque new mexico who took the pieces and made a template for a new headstock that he grafted into the neck. The case dropped face first on the floor one other time about seven years ago and popped the joint loose and had to be re-glued. That guitar has been drug through the mud! It already had the humbuckers put in it in 84 and they are early dimarzio's. They are only about 7.5k. The pickguard also was drilled with two holes back then for mini switches so when I started playing blues and R&B I added the switches since the holes were already there and coil tapped the pups. Carl added the serial number off the original headstock to the new one and it is verified as a 72 also from the date code on the volume and tone pots. :thumb:
     
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    Yep. I like em.
     
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    Awesome!!

    The vibramate is such a GREAT idea. Best thing to happen to the bigsby ever.
     
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    Not to mention that the Firebird looks friggin HOT with a Bigsby. :)
     
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    holt1 Senior Member

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    I was thinkin about doin that with my 72! Really cool for sure!:thumb:
     
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    Here's a pic that shows my other two.

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    I love Firebirds, but at this point I would only consider the Epi bird. Great guitars, and priced right.
     

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