Ok I took the Firefly plunge

Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by nickurso, Jun 4, 2021.

  1. nickurso

    nickurso Gretschified

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    Dec 24, 2012
    New Orleans la.
    @TSims1 ok I’ve been looking at these for a while. I had to get one. I swear I have a serious problem and need a 12 step program for guitar addiction. currently I have no guitars with humbuckers and I’ve been wanting a cheap Les Paul. This one fits the bill. If it plays halfway decent I’m gonna add better pick ups and I wiring harness. I’ll probably spend more on that then the guitar. It comes with a new Gibson gig bag so that was a plus. Honestly if it wasn’t for Tony and even tavo telling me these guitars weren’t bad I’d pass.
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  2. montereyjack66

    montereyjack66 Country Gent

    Feb 29, 2012
    LA-ish
    This is a dark road. However, I've owned like seven MIC guitars and they were all quite acceptable. Well, one was bringing up the rear. China has gotten a handle on making good guitars. I've noticed they tend to concentrate on the visual candy above all - which can make buying online a roll of the dice. Keep us posted. As far as the addiction, been there. Bought the T shirt. YOU are the one who gets to decide where bottom is. Bring a parachute.
     
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  3. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013
    Atlanta
    Did you buy new or used? I’ve noticed these often go for more used than new. Lol
     
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  4. T Bone

    T Bone Country Gent

    Congrats on taking the plunge. I have a friend with a number of quality guitars, including a 61 Strat and a 65 or so Jazzmaster among others, and he recently bought a Chibson and says it is a really surprisingly good guitar (I do not of course endorse fake branded products however, IMO they should take the route of Firefly and others and not copy a manufacturer's name).

    In the "needing help" issue, I hear ya! My collection has grown into dozens, far beyond my ability to "justify". I console myself in that they do bring me joy, and that to "get help" would ultimately cost more than the "additiction" itself, and IMO be far less satisfying. :D
     
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  5. mr coffee

    mr coffee Country Gent

    Oct 7, 2009
    Houston
    Definitely interested in hearing more about this.

    -m
     
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  6. nickurso

    nickurso Gretschified

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    Dec 24, 2012
    New Orleans la.
    This one came from an American retailer so I’m hoping that means something
     
  7. nickurso

    nickurso Gretschified

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    Dec 24, 2012
    New Orleans la.
    Used abs it was definitely cheaper. Cheaper than a boutique pedal
     
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  8. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    tappan ny
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    I see a jack plate ;)
     
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  9. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Looks great Nick
     
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  10. nickurso

    nickurso Gretschified

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    Dec 24, 2012
    New Orleans la.
    Playing guitar paid for this one and I’ll probably gig with it on the street
     
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  11. nickurso

    nickurso Gretschified

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    Dec 24, 2012
    New Orleans la.
    I’ll post about it once I get it
     
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  12. nickurso

    nickurso Gretschified

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    Dec 24, 2012
    New Orleans la.
    Yep
    Thank you
     
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  13. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    tappan ny
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    Yup ..... just looked on Reverb ... theres a bunch there ....enabler :p
     
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  14. Mr Twangy

    Mr Twangy Electromatic

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    Dec 27, 2020
    Chesterville ON Canada
    Wow, that’s beautiful. And you’re lucky to get one. I’d love one of their 335s but they’re always sold out.
     
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  15. mr coffee

    mr coffee Country Gent

    Oct 7, 2009
    Houston
    Just had to say it huh...looking at those right now, there's a few that catch my eye.

    -m
     
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  16. nickurso

    nickurso Gretschified

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    Dec 24, 2012
    New Orleans la.
    :D Sorry, not sorry lol
     
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  17. nickurso

    nickurso Gretschified

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    Dec 24, 2012
    New Orleans la.
    Look on reverb there are a bunch
     
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  18. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013
    Atlanta
  19. nickurso

    nickurso Gretschified

    Age:
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    Dec 24, 2012
    New Orleans la.
    And the price is ridiculously low. Tony got one of the 335 style and said it was a great guitar. Tavo got a hollow body and he actually said he liked it. I’m excited about this one
     
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  20. nickurso

    nickurso Gretschified

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    Dec 24, 2012
    New Orleans la.
    You just had to show me a black custom didn’t you? Now I may have to get another one
     
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