Thanks Rick......I know I'm probably okay, but my g/f keeps making me doubt myself. Saying "I wouldn't do that" or "How do you know the guy isn't a bum?"
Sounds to me as though you have all the pertinent info. Should go fine. I have taken the same steps in trades here and have never been let down. Enjoy the Firebird. I have a 7 and just love it. These guitars are so unique, some folks love them, some don't get them at all, but I think everybody ought to own at least one, just for the experience. I have used Les Pauls primarily all my life, but my Firebird gets quite a bit of playtime. Good luck on your trade, hope it is a great one for both parties!
My firebird is much more "well rounded" and fits more musical styles easier than my Lesters do. It has this wonderful quality of sounding like a perfect cross between a Fender and a Gibson, but the tone is unique to it. Also the pickups are very well balanced. It has a more even sustain also, not nasal at all. The notes non't "bloom" like a les paul, the sustain is much more linear. It also has a world of very articulate clean tones that none of my other guitars get. I got it back around the beginning of December, and I really spend a lot of time on it. It just sounds so good for anything I use it on-I'm hooked! Mine is very heavy on the body side, so it isn't head heavy, but if you get yours and it is head heavy, don't despair, there is an easy fix for it. Just get a good 3 inch wide leather strap that has a suede texture on the backside. It will distribute the weight better and the textured side will hold it in place against your clothing.
The Firebird is a big guitar, but it fits my body perfectly. I am of medium height and build.