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Gibson / Firebird / 2001 / Natural / Guitar For Sale

It’s impossible not to mention the looks of this guitar before talking about the sound – Gibson Custom Shop really outdid themselves with the Firebird. The MOP and Abalone flame inlays on the Ebony fingerboard are beautiful, the flame inlays either side of the Ebony bridge are classy, and the headstock’s magnificent MOP and Abalone phoenix rising from the flames is stunning. The finishing touch is a flame engraved pickguard. Then there’s the back of the guitar, some of the best flamed Maple I’ve seen, finished in a vibrant deep cherry stain Tonally it has a real bite in the mid-range, sparkling trebles, as well as great bass response, making it a very versatile guitar – just as comfortable with delicate fingerstyle right through to heavy strumming. For a 19 year old guitar it’s in good condition, with plenty of signs of playwear, and lots of lacquer checking, particularly on the sides. The neck is very comfortable with an easy playing action, making it a great playing experience. It comes it it’s original deluxe hard case.

Glenns Guitars, UK  

Contact name:
Glenn Sinnock
Gibson, Martin, Guild, Lowden, Collings etc.
Vintage Flattops
Opening hours:
10am - 8pm / 7 days

Welcome to Glenn's Guitars here on Vintage & Rare. After many years in the industry, and having been fortunate enough to have worked in Hanks and The Acoustic Centre - probably London's two foremost acoustic guitar shops - I decided to do my own thing.

I have a passion for used and vintage acoustic guitars; nearly new second hand guitars because they can represent a bargain compared to the price of a new guitar, older and vintage guitars because they tend to have more character and can often become an investment.

You will notice when viewing my stock list my taste in guitars, as I only sell guitars that I genuinely like - and there are certain brands noticeable by their absence. I am a huge fan of older Gibson, Martin and Guild acoustics, but also more boutique brands such as Lowden and Collings.

I will consider part exchange if it makes your desired guitar a little easier to afford. I also offer a guitar finding service, if there's something specific you're looking for.

If you are happy to buy over the internet, I will send you as many high resolution photos and as much information about the guitar you're interested in as I can. If you can get to me - I'm based in Enfield, only 30 minutes from London Liverpool Street Station - you can always make an appointment with me and come and try some of the guitars out first.

I accept payment by Paypal, bank transfer, cheque and of course cash.

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