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xx Re: Gibson Firebird X ...wtf?!
« Reply #2 on: Dec 2nd, 2010, 1:19pm »

I had Gibson Custom Shop build me a one off Firebird V several years ago. I bought all the parts and sent to my buds there. Great guitar, but just never had the LP growl and I thought it was just too bright for most stuff. I sold it several months later.

Gibson wasn't even at summer NAMM this year, and not expected to be at winter NAMM next month either. Hey, I'm a Memphian, one factory is here and the other is in Nashville, so I'm a huge fan, but it took about $2,500 in parts/changes etc. as well as 4 Luthiers to bring one new player 05' LP Standard to amazing specs. I have 3 other LP's too from custom shop and USA side, but it is what it is.

Hmm, for half that money, I bought a new 06' Tom Anderson Cobra S in mahogany, 24 3/4" scale, rosewood fretboard. Nothing is made like an Anderson other than a Tyler. My TA records, plays live, and just feels amazing. We are doing "Skynrd" tribute record in the studio right now and I'm using this axe for sure.

Gibson needs to get real, $15k for a Pearly Gates BG Les Paul? Are you kidding me? Robotic tuners, whatever. Jimi, Clapton, and SRV didn't need robotic tuners. I mean come on... enough of the rant. Sorry.

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xx Re: Gibson Firebird X ...wtf?!
« Reply #3 on: Dec 10th, 2010, 11:39pm »

Let me guess- it costs $2,700.00? Gibson will continue to reel in suckers like they always have.
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xx Re: Gibson Firebird X ...wtf?!
« Reply #4 on: Dec 11th, 2010, 02:54am »

on Dec 2nd, 2010, 1:19pm, JLB wrote:
I had Gibson Custom Shop build me a one off Firebird V several years ago. I bought all the parts and sent to my buds there. Great guitar, but just never had the LP growl and I thought it was just too bright for most stuff. I sold it several months later.

Gibson wasn't even at summer NAMM this year, and not expected to be at winter NAMM next month either. Hey, I'm a Memphian, one factory is here and the other is in Nashville, so I'm a huge fan, but it took about $2,500 in parts/changes etc. as well as 4 Luthiers to bring one new player 05' LP Standard to amazing specs. I have 3 other LP's too from custom shop and USA side, but it is what it is.

Hmm, for half that money, I bought a new 06' Tom Anderson Cobra S in mahogany, 24 3/4" scale, rosewood fretboard. Nothing is made like an Anderson other than a Tyler. My TA records, plays live, and just feels amazing. We are doing "Skynrd" tribute record in the studio right now and I'm using this axe for sure.

Gibson needs to get real, $15k for a Pearly Gates BG Les Paul? Are you kidding me? Robotic tuners, whatever. Jimi, Clapton, and SRV didn't need robotic tuners. I mean come on... enough of the rant. Sorry.

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+1 i have much current production/direction gibson dislike going on. when i see what you can get for the same money from other makers it just ridiculous.

for half the money i'd buy a tokai love rocks lessa and probably have have the same or better quality guitar than a "real deal gibson.

i nearly bought one 2 years ago (gibson les paul). that years les pauls (standard and traditional) were looking to be the best quality and priced les pauls for a long while. then the dollar crashed and gibson made it's dealers here hike the prices up 25 - 30% across the board, including 2008 guitars that were already in stock.. just a touch cynical..
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« Reply #5 on: Jan 5th, 2011, 7:43pm »

The only Firebird I'm interested in are of the Jackson variety. Don't know what Gibson is doing messing with a classic.
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« Reply #6 on: Jan 15th, 2011, 8:35pm »

I played this guitar at NAMM for 5 minutes and can't possibly think of one single reason why I'd even remotely consider owning this piece of wood. I won't even call it a guitar. It reminded me of the "Family Truckster" in Vacation. lol

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xx Re: Gibson Firebird X ...wtf?!
« Reply #7 on: Jan 16th, 2011, 10:37am »

Is it even made of wood? grin
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