NGD: Joe Bonamassa Firebird

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  1. djw171

    djw171 Senior Member

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    Picked it up Monday. I did post it in thread about the JB, but figured I better make it official.....

    Well it arrived! Finally! Been what 6 months (ish). The Gold has been in Canada for a while but it's took this long for the sunburst to get here.
    It was worth the wait! it is a 2017 model (even though its a 2016 limited run).
    The guitar was perfectly set up. No flaws. Sounds and looks fantastic.

    I has a 2015 Gibson Firebird which I ended up returning as it wouldn't stay in tune at all. This is a much better guitar in all ways.

    The piece of Rosewood on the fret board is a very nice piece. Tuners excellent. There is quite variety of tones from one volume and one tone knob.

    Very glad I bought the case a couple of months ago. I just don't feel comfortable with it in the soft case with the way the headstock angles.

    The only thing I've noticed is the COA and photo were not in the little booklet that I've seen others posted with, and like what came with the JBLP just separate pieces of paper. My local store got two of these in and both were like that. I will be contacting the Gibson rep.

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    HNGD, this is one of my favorite guitars!:thumb:
     
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    dCi_king Senior Member

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    Love this guitar. Congrats!
     
  4. bblooz

    bblooz Senior Member

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    Congrats on your NGD! Where is that epi made?
     
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    Bud Stoner Senior Member

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    What did your Gibson rep say about the booklet being missing?
     
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    Buzzin_Cousin Senior Member

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    Very nice looking guitar, DJ. What is the neck like? Baseball bat 50's, 60's Slim Taper, or ?
     
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    The neck on mine is pretty damn chunky. Definitely no slim taper. Website says 60s rounded "C".
     
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    Bud Stoner Senior Member

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    I'm in complete agreement with you.

    The neck feels really awesome.

    I've had mine about six months now or so, and I still feel giddy about it.

    These FB1's are really great guitars.
     
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    Best. Neck. Shape. Ever.
     
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    Good God, I want one of these!!!

    HNGD :cheers2:
     
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  12. Bud Stoner

    Bud Stoner Senior Member

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    F'in A.........:rock::thumbs:
     
  13. djw171

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    Sorry for late reply. Have not been on here for a few weeks. I got in touch with the Canadian Gibson rep and the booklet was at the store within the week. Which was great service I thought.

    Guitar is excellent. Nice thick neck and great tone. Seems these sunburst ones are harder to find now. I have to wonder if Epiphone will make another batch.

    Just noticed Joe has another Epiphone coming out. A Flying V. Here we go again........
     
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    Nice! Good to hear everything worked out!
     

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