Gibson Firebird V
This guitar is no longer for sale (sold on 2007-10-01)
Price : US $1,117.
If you've ever thought about a Firebird, you know about the 9-ply mahogany and walnut neck through the body with the mahogany wings--construction designed for sustain and strength while giving unfettered access to all of the 22 frets. You know this one is reverse style, as most are, and that it's got banjo tuners that are remarkably accurate one you get used to them. And don't forget the hot ceramic mini-humbuckers with plain covers and no pole pieces.
You probably know all that, and it's all true, but it all adds up to much more. First off, it's cool. 'nuff said about that.
Second is the tone. This thing's got twang that'll make a Telecaster look weak, but roll off the treble and it's all warm crunch. The notes have edges on them, so it never gets muddy and it's always sassy as hell.
Third, you've always wanted one, but figured it was too bold a statement for your main guitar. OK, but when you listen to it, all that fades away. It's hypnotic. Every electric guitarist goes through a Firebird phase. Mine's ending for now because I'm mainly a Fender player and forced to thin the herd, but I'll be back for more some day. Maybe the red VII with the vibrola...but I digress.
Yes, it's headstock heavy, just like you've heard, so use a coarse suede strap that won't let it slide. Either wear it low or wear it high and anchor that bulging lower bout with your elbow--it fits right under there.&n
This guitar is sold (sold on 2007-10-01)
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