What's the most desirable years and models? They're so rare, I haven't been able to spend time with one, but the new ones have me curious what I'm missing!
+1 I'm a recent convert to the non-reverse (I do still like both, though).Non reverse Birds do it for me - got my eye on a '65 - has the narrower nut width, but has vibe, mojo, and a factory Maestro, so..........
Funny you mention the neck was gumby-like. I've always thought the reverse Firebirds look just like Gumby!Here's a pic of my old Firebird III, taken sometime during the previous century. It was a nice one; thin neck, but stable.
I'd just like to say here, if you are considering a reissue, PLAY it, a LOT first. The last reissue 'bird I bought was a worthless instrument. It even shocked the luthier I took it to with how Gumby-like that neck was -- completely unstable.
Wow! Was that Frost Blue with seriously yellowed lacquer over it? I LOVE non-reverse Firebirds, and don't recall ever seeing one in this particular shade...+1 I'm a recent convert to the non-reverse (I do still like both, though).
My '65 has the transition (1 5/8") nut width and satisfies my custom color fetish.