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    Les Paul Forum Member DEVILBAT's Avatar
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    1964 Gibson Firebird I Purchase!

    I just added this one to the collection. It's the first Firebird I've ever owned, a 1964 Firebird I. I love it. Thanks to Eliot and Sid at Rumbleseat for a smooth, pleasureable, headache - free deal.

    I bypassed the trem and I love it!
    Johnny

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    Re: 1964 Gibson Firebird I Purchase!

    Very cool!

    Get a Historic case so you don't snap the headstock!
    Mike Slubowski

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    Re: 1964 Gibson Firebird I Purchase!

    Mike,
    I don't think it has to be historic, just one of the new F'bird cases, in order to get the new neck support.

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    Re: 1964 Gibson Firebird I Purchase!

    The brown USA cases are actually a little better than the Historic cases.

    Very cool guitar. congrats.

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    Re: 1964 Gibson Firebird I Purchase!

    That rocks - wish mine looked that good.

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    Re: 1964 Gibson Firebird I Purchase!

    Real cool! Congrats.

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    Re: 1964 Gibson Firebird I Purchase!

    Quote Originally Posted by shuie View Post
    The brown USA cases are actually a little better than the Historic cases.

    Very cool guitar. congrats.
    This is true. The case is larger and somewhat bulky but a good bit more clearance of the tuners as well as better cradling of the neck than the black Historic and regular new Firebird cases. I have both and I trust the brown one most to carry my birds around.

    Oh yes, great guitar. I love the horseshoe Maestro. My vibrola FB I has a regular FB III vibrola.

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    Re: 1964 Gibson Firebird I Purchase!

    Lovely guitar. I see you're very sensibly not using the "I'd like my guitar to be out of tune please" handle

    I sometimes live dangerously & carry my Fierbird V RI around in a bass guitar gig bag. That's because the hardshell case literally will not fit into the boot of my car!
    "SteveK, I think you may have just redefined 'Gear Slut' for us" - Poster to the PRS forum.

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    Firebird Re: 1964 Gibson Firebird I Purchase!

    Very cool Firebird owners unite., continue collecting and most of all playing em and keep them stock. Very nice guitar.
    Last edited by nickster; 10-13-07 at 03:49 AM. Reason: spelling error

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    Re: 1964 Gibson Firebird I Purchase!

    Very, very nice. Congrats!

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    Re: 1964 Gibson Firebird I Purchase!

    Looks like a beauty! Congratulations. Man I have FB gas!!!!

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    Re: 1964 Gibson Firebird I Purchase!

    Quote Originally Posted by AtomEve View Post
    Looks like a beauty! Congratulations. Man I have FB gas!!!!
    +1

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    Re: 1964 Gibson Firebird I Purchase!

    NOW I see what all the fuss is about. It's a great one!

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    Re: 1964 Gibson Firebird I Purchase!

    Quote Originally Posted by nickster View Post
    Very cool Firebird owners unite., continue collecting and most of all playing em and keep them stock. Very nice guitar.
    Right on.



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    Firebird Re: 1964 Gibson Firebird I Purchase!

    Excellent J45 you always have good guitars to look at. Plus Im sure you play the s*** out of them. Cool

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    Re: 1964 Gibson Firebird I Purchase!

    I wish Gibson would offer a Firebird I with a stopbar like that as a regular production guitar (under £1000) - single pickup guitars just have something special about them due to the reduced string pull.
    "said I'm a mean machine an' drinkin' gasoline, an' honey you can make my motor hum"

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