I have owned 2 non-reverse Firebirds and one reverse. The non-reverse birds looked great, seem to play in tune better, felt less bass-like and had simple Grover tuners which made string change easy. The reverse model looked amazing, sounded amazing but always seemed slightly out of tune when chording. Maybe it just needed a better setup, although the tech-luthier, said it was due to the taller frets and I needed to fret more gently...I ended up getting rid of it, because no matter how softly I pressed, it never sounded perfectly in tune. I also hated the gearless tuners...pain in the butt to change a broken string in a dark venue. ....so, with that said, I miss the look and the tone of that guitar more than the other Birds. It had such a great-crisp/crunch and wonderful sustain. I really want another, but am fearful I would have the same issues with the fretting/intonation. In a nutshell...I love and hate reverse Firebirds.....and want another!! Anyone relate to this???