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Epiphone Firebird Studio - Worn Cherry - upgraded

Epiphone Firebird Studio - Worn Cherry - upgraded
Asking price: €350
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Gerry Fahy
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Epiphone Firebird Studio - Worn Cherry - upgraded

Description

This is, of course, a very cool Epiphone - Korean manufacture (2010), Firebird shape, all mahogany, rosewood fretboard, reverse headstock, Steinberg Gearless tuners. However for me there was one problem - it was fitted with standard Epiphone Alnico Classic humbuckers.

Nothing wrong with that exactly but it means the overall sound will be similar to an Epiphone SG (same neck, same body, same pickups) rather than something distinct and different.

So - what does a Firebird need? Firebird pickups of course! I've sourced a pair of genuine original Gibson Firebird pickups from 2018 - 495R/495T mini humbuckers, mounted them with paduak conversion rings stained to match the body, and replaced the stock Epiphone pots with CTS 500K and Sprague Orange Drop tone caps.

The result is outstanding - they are very hot pickups (the neck is 16kOhm and the bridge is a smoking hot 22kOhm) so can drive a tube amp really well, but as they are narrower and sense less of the string length they have a brighter sound than standard humbuckers - the bridge pickup is as close to a Tele sound as you'll get from a Gibson.


The rest of the guitar is up to standard - the Steinberg Gearless tuners are basically locking tuners with a 40:1 ratio knob under the headstock for fine tuning, and they hold the tuning really well. The standard graphite nut has been replaced with a hand carved bone nut for better resonance, the fretboard oiled and the whole guitar fully set up with action around 1.5mm at the 12th Fret.





Cash preferred on this unless you have a really interesting guitar project for swaps!

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aivers 1 week ago
I have one of these that needs some love...
https://www.gear4music.ie/Guitar-and-Bass/Italia-Mondial-Classic-Electric-Guitar-Black-with-Gig-Bag/1EXT?origin=product-ads&gclid=Cj0KCQjwp5_qBRDBARIsANxdcimCfAnGWVO8LiWJVyf19u12nebhcFS4uSp-v2j5phGoAdH2Z1XYBv0aAm2CEALw_wcB
Gerry Fahy 1 week ago
@aivers
How much love does it need?
aivers 1 week ago
I’ll make a €1 offer and send you some photos?
Gerry Fahy 1 week ago
@aivers ok
aivers 1 week ago
€1 OFFERED
for pm's...
Gerry Fahy 1 week ago
Still Available:
pmoroney 1 week ago
€1 OFFERED
Pm
Gerry Fahy 1 week ago
No response to PM
darrenfit 1 week ago
Hi how dose it play and sound might be interested
Gerry Fahy 1 week ago
@darrenfit
Plays really well - very comfortable neck, nice low action. Sound is like a humbucker but brighter, almost single-coil but fuller - kind of like a P90 but smoother.

Welcome to drop over and try it out.
darrenfit 1 week ago
What's your best price
Gerry Fahy 1 week ago
@darrenfit
It's going to be pretty close to the asking price tbh - guitar is only on sale a few days
darrenfit 1 week ago
No prob ill have a think about it thanks
scottser 5 days ago
the p90 custom tele in my withdrawn ads?
Gerry Fahy 5 days ago
@scottser
Afraid not - believe it or not I bought one exactly like yours a couple of weeks ago - except with a Gibson bridge pickup.
scottser 5 days ago
no bother - glws, she's a total beauty
Lukelukeluke 4 days ago
Fancy a trade n some cash? Both mine?
Gerry Fahy 4 days ago
@Lukelukeluke
Nothing there of interest, sorry
Gerry Fahy 4 days ago
@Lukelukeluke
Nothing there of interest, sorry
Max Mikhnenko 4 days ago
Would you take my SG and 40€?
Gerry Fahy 4 days ago
@Max Mikhnenko
No
daschimplmichi about a day ago
swap for my H6?
Gerry Fahy about a day ago
@daschimplmichi
Sorry, it isn't something I want or need
daschimplmichi about a day ago
ok cool :D good luck dude
Seah about a day ago
Anything in mine ?
Gerry Fahy about a day ago
@Seah
Nothing there for me, sorry.