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Gibson Custom Shop non-reverse Firebird

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by skeeterbuck, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. skeeterbuck

    skeeterbuck Member

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    I am considering picking up one of the new Non-reverse Firebirds.

    I'm looking for anyone who has one or has tried one as to what they think.

    I'm leaning towards the P-90 version over the mini-humbuckers, but am more concerned with the quality and feel of the guitar as I like both pickups for different reasons.

    :munch
     
  2. keith_t4e

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    I have the one with two burstbuker 2&3. The pickups are great. The neck is chunky but comfortable. I love the guitar. Warren Hayes plays one just like it. Personally, I like the humbukers. If I was gonna get a p90 guitar it would be a lp special tv yellow. I had one and loved it as well.
     
  3. SFK

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    I also have one like Keith (with humbuckers).

    The build and feel is fantastic. The neck feels just about perfect.

    Having owned a 65 NR Firebird with 3 p 90s, I would chose p 900s given your choices. Those tv white models look nice too. P 90s rip in that nice big piece of mahogany.

    Here's mine.

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  4. keith_t4e

    keith_t4e Member

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    Those metal pickup mounts are cool. The only ones I've ever, ever seen. How about you? Mine is Cardinal Red.
     
  5. SFK

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    I think Gibson puts those rings on their 'bucker sized "P 94s". But other than that no.

    I like the red ones too. Got any pics?

    I replaced the Bridge pickup with a WCR Fillmore in mine just for a little more hair. I made sure to put the ring back on. I like the look too. :)
     
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    I remember reading that those guitars were absolute monsters for their price. I'm glad they are making them again. How much are they running now?
     
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    Screaming for some double whites with those surrounds!! :dude

    So is the neck carve about the same as an R9? R7?
     
  8. Calloway

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    I remember when you bought that guitar! Man that one is a player too, I loved the neck on it, very chunky in all the right ways. Hope things are well Special!
     
  9. sleepingtiger

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    Just get an SG Classic & save some dough!

    Tony
     

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