Vintage Epiphone Firedbird? - how old is this?

Lester

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Clearly has had the hardware replaced, but how vintage is this?

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No idea on the date, but someone will come along who can help. The ‘epiphone by Gibson’ is a big clue, I just don’t know to what end.

I hope it’s a player with all that work done to it, I’d be sorely tempted to try and restore it back to its former glory either way, but if it rips as is... maybe not.
 

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Epiphone wiki shows a "Firebird 300", made 1986-88. That's looking like a match.
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Thanks. Did some research. Looks like the KB Trem is an issue. There was a guy making parts for them but it looks like he may be out of the parts for the KB at this point... it was a decade ago that he was supplying parts.

Looks like everything is oddly original on it. I do like the unique look and road-worn aspect, but I'm not sure I want a serious "manufacture parts" restoration right now.
 

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Turns out that the KB Trem upgrade parts that used to sold are no longer around. I'm not really up for a major trem refit job right now so I passed on it. I likes the roadworn aspect, but overall I wasn't all that excited by EMG's anyway except as an exploration.

Thanks,
 

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The only 2 models present on Epiphone wikimedia are actually of grey-silver kind of finish. First time looking at classical sunburst! Amazing guitar, man!
 


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