Jaguar-Firebird Hybrid

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  1. Sunil

    Sunil Gold Supporting Member

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    This isn't my guitar, it was conceived by a guy on the OffsetGuitars forum. It's one of the coolest custom builds I've ever seen! It's a marriage of a Jaguar style body with a Firebird neck (with banjo tuners), with a Maestro Vibrola. The ebony overlay on the headstock and the chrome ring around the bridge pickup adds a hint of Rickenbacker bass vibe. The owner plans to paint the guitar with a metallic teal finish, but if it were me I'd use a more translucent and natural finish. Anyway, it's a real sweet looking instrument! You can get more info about this guitar here.

    -- Sunil
     
  2. Fuchsaudio

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    Interesting twist.... :)
     
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    This looks amazing...
     
  4. BrenReg

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    Kinda reminds me of a Guild Thunerbird, as played by the Lovin' Spoonful's Zal Yanovsky.

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  5. gtraddict

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    didnt the thunderbird have its own stand built in??
     
  6. GreenKnight18

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    Here is mine, built by Ron Kirn...
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    There are some really great guitar builders on OffsetGuitars
     
  8. windmill

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    Both very nice variations !

    But why a maestro trem ?
     
  9. Zounds Perspex

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    WOW. Details? Scale length, pickups, switch functions, etc? Bolt-on or set neck? This is an incredible-looking guitar, and since Mr. Kirn built it I'm sure it plays great as well.
     
  10. GreenKnight18

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    My goal was to get the guitar to sound as Fendery as it could while having some Firebird looks. So to get to that sound zone it has a bolt-on neck. Ron suggested that the headstock not be angled (again, as that is more of a Fender feature). Seymour Duncan pickups, 25.5" scale, and the switches are pretty much like a Jaguar's.
     
  11. p.j.

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    That is exceedingly cool!!

    PJ
     
  12. Arewenotmen?

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    God, both of those Fire-jags are sooo sweet looking!
     
  13. Tweedledee

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    I agree! It's a great combo. :love:
     
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    Absolutely love both! I get the occasional request for Firebird headstocks on my Daylighter (since I build both shapes...) I can see why. Its freaking cool!
     
  15. Oatman

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    Those are mesmerizing. This may have solved next 'last' guitar dilemma. As a newcomer to 'offset' admiration, I'm getting cold feet as to a strat or something a bit different to be the mate to my R.Kirn barnbuster and Lester copy.

    I really love strats and though I'm very happy with my G&L Legacy, I'm definately upgrading her to a Kirn strat... or perhaps an offset 'strat-ish' sort of thing along the Jaguar lines... But that headstock has always turned me off...

    I love this direction and the Gibby-esque binding and block markers. Glad I saw this. (un)Lucky for me, I have lots of time to fret over it... and poor me, all I have to hold me over is my barnBuster...
     
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    Yep! Not bad for a bunch of "Router Jockeys"...

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