NGD - 2016 Epiphone Firebird 1

Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by pesimax, Sep 22, 2020.

  1. pesimax

    pesimax Gretschie

    Age:
    33
    180
    Jan 24, 2011
    Manchester
    After pickup a single pickup corvette a while back I’ve been a bit obsessed with 1 PU guitars.

    I thought I should share my love for a new guitar (to me), previous owner had added the whammy bar and Gibson headstock plate.

    The neck reminds me of a Les Paul Junior and it really sings. I got it cheaper than expected due to a bump on the headstock and back of the body but doesn’t affect the playability.

    The quality on this epiphone blows me away, hands down better than my Gibson 50s tribute LP.

    Any other Firebird 1 owners out there?




    cheers!
     
  2. mrcoffee23

    mrcoffee23 Gretschie

    211
    Sep 23, 2009
    Virginia, USA
    Is that the Bonamassa signature model?

    I too have got a thing for 1 pickup guitars.
     
  3. pesimax

    pesimax Gretschie

    Age:
    33
    180
    Jan 24, 2011
    Manchester
    Yeah it is, this one didn’t come with a certificate though. The neck is the selling point on this one for me, the (very few) Gibson’s ones I’ve got to try have all had quite slim necks.
     
  4. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Congrats man, nice guitar. :)

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  5. aFriendbFrosty

    aFriendbFrosty Gretschie

    100
    May 22, 2020
    West Coast
    Awe Yeah! Congrats!:cool:

    I picked up my gold "Treasure" back when they were initially released.
    I've got a thing for single pickup guitars. Combine that with the firebird body and it became a must buy for me:). And yes, it's a great build. ENJOY!

    I still keep an eye out for a sunburst model but resell price on those is stupid high.
     
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  6. rockymtnguitar

    rockymtnguitar Electromatic

    73
    Jan 22, 2019
    Colorado
    I love me some single-pickup guitars. My esquire is my go-to for almost everything. The Firebirds are very cool and the single version looks great. Good for you! Enjoy it. I'd love to find such a deal.
     
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  7. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    49
    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Those are cool,congrats!
     
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  8. Dana Rudd

    Dana Rudd Synchromatic

    666
    Nov 26, 2019
    Greybull, WY
    Congrats, enjoy it.
     
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  9. Defib Tim

    Defib Tim Electromatic

    29
    Dec 3, 2018
    Sydney Australia
    Hey, great guitar. I'm lucky enough to own the same JB signature model in sunburst. I love the neck too.

    Quality is great (I have a 1990 Gibby Firebird V and I play the Epi far more). I ditched the pickguard & made one without the logo but the rest is stock.

    Its exactly the right guitar for pumping out Angels & Cream covers with my band. Dying to get back to gigging.
     
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  10. Buckyboy

    Buckyboy Gretschie

    Whoa! That is cool!
     
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