1985 Firebird VII in Heather Poly

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I was just thinking, the color kind of reminds me of the SG Elite.
 

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I have no info on it but it seems that it might be a custom made guitar.
Ask the Gibson customshop if theyve done the guitar.
 

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Regarding the "it doesn't feel like Nitro" thing...

...what Gibson uses now is NOT real Nitro. It's sticky, which it is because of all the crap Gibson puts in there (albeit they claim they are still using pure Nitro - they aren't!). Real Nitro feels as good Polyurethan (even better imho).
 

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That is a gorgeous guitar - congrats!

I've seen other 80s gibsons in that color (but never a firebird).

How do the pickups sound? I wonder if they were ceramic in 85. Could this be an early custom shop guitar?
 

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that could be my old guitar.
mine was purchased from HANOVER MUSIC .Hanover mass
i bought it from the original owner, sold it to jim at RT66.[2004?]
it was 1 of 3 i do know that.
as told to me by the original owner and barry ,the owner of the music store
so it's maybe not my old 1 , but it's her sister.
 

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that could be my old guitar.
mine was purchased from HANOVER MUSIC .Hanover mass
i bought it from the original owner, sold it to jim at RT66.[2004?]
it was 1 of 3 i do know that.
as told to me by the original owner and barry ,the owner of the music store
so it's maybe not my old 1 , but it's her sister.
Do you know the serial number of the guitar you had? Mine's has an 8 digit serial without the 'Made in USA' stamp.

I bought the Firebird from a seller in The Netherlands- he bought the guitar in 2008 through Christie's in New York. I am based in the UK and am not familiar with the shops you have mentioned, sorry.

I am really curious to find out it's history, would love to learn more about the guitar!

Thanks,
Dave
 

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Damn. That is fine.

Firebird VIIs: the coolest of all Firebirds.
 

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Thanks for the comments :)

I'm trying to find out more about the guitar but am not having much luck! Does anyone know how I can contact the Gibson Custom Shop? I've looked for an email address but can't find one!

Thanks :)
 

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Some good news from Gibson regarding my Firebird..

Hi Dave,

The serial number is even registered here (normally for serial numbers from before 1987 this is not the case), as Firebird VII in heather poly, with gold hardware, from 1985, made at the Custom Shop.


Sometimes some of these Firebirds pop up, as I had a customer from the Netherlands who also found some of these from the early 80s. Probably the Custom Shop did some of these guitars just as a test.


Not much more info I'm afraid.


Kind regards,


Stijn


Awesome! :)
 

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The funny thing is, even Stijn is a Dutch name..
Who did you buy it from? I love it!!!
 

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*sigh* This is not helping my Firebird GAS ...

Whatever you do, don't change to Steinberg tuners, P90 pickups and really don't slap a Bigsby / VibraMate on there ...

:)
 

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I would never do such a thing! If my Ibanez JEM doesn't sell soon, this might have to go instead :(
 

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Are you selling that Firebird?
 


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