New 70s Tribute Gibsons - LP, SG and Firebird, mini-humbucker content

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  1. BucketheadRules

    BucketheadRules Fuzz pedal hoarder

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    Hope there hasn't been a thread on these guys yet.

    They're new, faded-finish, minihum-equipped Gibbos which retail for frankly ridiculous prices considering Gibson's usual pricing - they look set to go for about £600 here in the UK.

    They're divisive, certainly, but I really dig the Firebird.

    Gibson.com: Gibson USA Firebird Studio '70s Tribute

    Gibson.com: Gibson USA Les Paul Studio 70's Tribute

    Gibson.com: Gibson USA SG Special '70s Tribute

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    Yummy.
     
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    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    As a fan of the LP Deluxe, I approve. :yum:
     
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    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    That SG is begging to be Iommized. :agreed:
     
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    I think that some colours look better than others - the Firebird looks a bit odd in cherry with the black scratchplate, and the SG doesn't look too hot in the sunburst with the cream scratchplate, but each model has at least one colour combination that IMO works really well :)
     
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    You mean "beaten to within an inch of its life"? :lol:

    That probably would look really cool tbh.

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    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    Fucking.


    Want.


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    Diff'rent strokes for diff'rent blokes I suppose :lol:

    That sunburst Firebird though... :shred:
     
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    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    Wish there was a cherryburst LP.

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    I wonder what we're gonna get if they make an 80's Tribute series. Maybe another '84 Explorer reissue?
     
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    I'd like me a firebird at some point, and that thing looks bad-ass. That body shape just makes me all warm in the GAS section of my imagination.
     
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    I don't really like Gibsons, but that is damn sexy.
     
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    Would look 10000x better with ebony boards.
     
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    Went ahead and altered that slightly for you.
     
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    $1400 MSRP for the Firebird, which means what, around $1000 for street price? That's very tempting for an actual Gibson Firebird.
     
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    These are all up on MF for $850 shipped.
     
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    This, a non epiphone, sunburst firebird for $850? I've wanted a firebird since I started playing, this might actually win out against my RG550 GAS... Too bad about those non banjo style tuners but you can't have it all...
     
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    Killer prices, for sure. I don't think anyone can complain about these!
     
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    Indeed, and currently on Thomann for 689 Euros, or £557!

    That is a fantastic price.

    Cheapest Gibson Firebirds I've seen for a long time. I think they're even cheaper than the old Studios which have been discontinued for a while now.

    They're set-neck though, not thru like the Firebird V. But whatever, fantastic prices.

    Looking on Thomann, in fact, several of the finishes are also available left-handed.
     

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