Epiphone Firebird Electric Guitar

Feature: What it does:
Laurel fingerboard Chocolate hue; similar feel and tone to rosewood
Mahogany body Rich, warm, focused sound; added sustain
Neck-through-body construction Longer sustain; strong midrange; smooth feel
Epiphone ProBucker FB720 pickups Made to specs of original Firebird pickups
Body Shape: Firebird
Body Material: Mahogany
Finish: Gloss
Neck Material: Mahogany/Walnut
Profile: SlimTaper C-profile
Scale Length: 24.75"
Fingerboard Material: Indian Laurel
Fingerboard Radius: 12"
Number of Frets: 22
Frets: Medium Jumbo
Nut Material: Graph Tech
Nut Width: 1.693"
Inlays: Trapezoid
Joint: Neck-through
Hardware Finish: Nickel
Tuner Plating: Nickel
Bridge: LockTone Tune-o-matic
Tailpiece: Stopbar
Tuning Machines: Grover Mini 18:1 ratio machine heads
Pickguard: White
Truss Rod: Adjustable
Control Knobs: Gold Insert
Strap Buttons: 2
Pickup Covers: Nickel
Neck Pickup: ProBucker FB720
Bridge Pickup: ProBucker FB720
Controls: Neck Volume, Bridge Volume, Neck Tone, Bridge Tone, CTS Electronics
Pickup Selector: 3-way Epiphone toggle
Output Jack: 1/4"
Strings: .10, .13, .17, .26, .36, .46
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Vintage Sunburst
Shipping Weight: 11.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 49 x 20 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): EIFBVSNH1
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-4GIBSON
(2 ratings)
Submitted February 6, 2021 by a customer from live.com
"Great guitar - needs a LOT of love out of the box."
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For the pricepoint I didn't expect it to look or play like it's 2000$ big brother, but it holds up very well in some ways, and falls flat in others.The finish on this guitar is amazing, and it really does look and feel stunning in your hands, until you get into some details.Frets were sprouted terribly upon arrival - which can happen in shipping, it is what it is. But I had to seat several frets - hammer time ! - and file the ends down on every fret by a large margin ( after treating the bone dry pau-ferro board and letting it sit in my climate controlled guitar room for a week or two at 55% humidity ).The fretboard is my biggest issue, and the one reason I may not keep this guitar in my stable. It just looks and feels SO rough even when oiled and stored at proper humidity. The grain is very long and very wide, creating a textured feeling that is akin to playing on an old sun-soaked picnic table at best.Not sure if these models get any QC either, my 3 way switch was dead on arrival and was only a two way, which got upgraded with switch-craft immediately and was not worth a returndd. Plug it in and it sounds like a firebird, and I still don't think it's a terrible guitar at the price point - the biggest disappointment is this fret board.TLDR - paint finish and binding is all great, it looks killer and sounds the part too. Lot of love lost in the details though, be ready to polish it up a bit if they're all anything like mine was.
Musical Background:
20 years playing
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