NGD - Firebird

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  1. no reason to cry

    no reason to cry Junior Member

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    Really ,really beautiful guitar!
    Great color too.
     
  2. SingeMonkey

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    Absolutely drop dead gorgeous, well done!
     
  4. studio1087

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    Beautiful guitar. Wow!
     
  5. 77custom

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    Beautiful guitar. I just bought the same one today. It should be here by Friday I hope. This will be my 6th bird. I really love this color. Congrats!!
     
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  7. chupacabra666

    chupacabra666 Junior Member

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    Beautiful guitar! Happy NGD!!
    I just picked up a 1998 Gibson Historic Firebird V from a local pawnshop on Thursday. They are fun guitars.
    Actually mine has a bit of a mystery if anyone wants to help - don't want to hyjack this thread.
     
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  8. bullnose

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  9. X–Ray

    X–Ray Cowbell by Misadventure Premium Member

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    Looks cool - long may you enjoy!
     
  10. Fullmoon 1971

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    Beautiful guitar, long may you enjoy. I also have a 2017 Firebird T however mine is sunburst and I agree with everything you'e put. The pickups while being historically FUBAR can actually sound fantastic if you know how to set up your amp, everything from "Cream Era" Clapton to Def Leppards Steve Clark to Johnny Winter.

    Here's mine with it's little sister, the Epiphone Firbird 1 "JB Teasure"
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  11. bullnose

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    I couldn't resist the year end savings, so I picked up this same guitar this week. It arrived today - still evaluating the feel and sound, but I have to say a Firebird in Pelham blue might be the coolest thing I have ever seen.
     
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    Tobaccoburst83 Senior Member

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    Love the Pelham Blue on a Firebird. Great guitar, Keep it and rock it!
     
  13. judson

    judson Senior Member

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    lets hear the mystery...i dont think the original poster would mind...its always good to hear stories in the same thread....if not i apologize to the OP
     
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    100% understandable....like trying to eat just one potato chip, ending up with a bag of FB's and an empty bag of chips would be very satisfying!!!:dude:
     
  15. srmd22

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    OP here - I don't mind, what's the mystery?!

    Update: I have jammed on this at a couple of rehearsals now, and I really like the sounds I am getting. Sits really well in the mix, gets a great jangly rhythm sound, nice creamy distortion tones from the neck and a great tele-ish bite from the bridge. Feels really well balanced and comfortable, and neck is butter. I would play this guitar all the time, if I didn't also have the first world problem of a rack full of incredible instruments, so I am in perpetual rotation. However, this is really a great all-rounder, sounds great on rock and rhythm and blues, and even on country, with a little compression and a nice fat fender-y amp tone. Would work for jazz, even, but I doubt I'll take it to a jazz jam/gig - although I have taken teles and SG's, so, heck, I guess I would.
     
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  16. chupacabra666

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    Sorry for the delay. Been working too much!
    I created a post about my Firebird mystery a few weeks back.
    www.mylespaul.com/threads/1998-historic-firebird-v.404560/
    I have a 1998 Gibson Historic FB V that has a mislocated bridge. It was drilled from the factory at 25.5" from the nut, yet the frets are located to the proper 24.75" scale. There's no evidence of modifications, and Gibson customer service has confirmed it's authenticity.
    I got some good advice from Bobby Mahogany to see if Gibson would honor the warranty, even though I'm not the original owner. I have yet to try that approach.
     

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