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copernicus

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Feb 28, 2007
Messages
64
Great guitar, beautiful board, definitely one of the earlier ones with its two-piece mahogany neck, as opposed to the 9-ply Mahogany/Walnut neck of late ‘63, ‘64 and ‘65 models, and without the red embossed Firebird logo on the pickguard. Despite the lack of that magical neck pickup, an original Firebird I is still the one everybody wants because of its rarity and Clapton-connection, so congrats. Lose that ugly chrome Badass bridge, slap on a nickel plated compensated lightning bar wraparound, and consider yourself one lucky birdcatcher. And hey, buy a good case! The fact that bird is still flapping around without a snapped neck is nothing short of a miracle.
 

bursty

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Joined
Dec 25, 2012
Messages
509
a 1963 Firebird I is pretty much a 'to die for' axe :cool: Hell of a fine example there
that Brazilian 'board at the 1:48 to 2:04 time frame of the video looks good enuff to eat

reminds me quite a bit of the 'board on my plain top
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ppgf

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Joined
Sep 11, 2014
Messages
663
high e ferrule?
check.
new nut?
check.
correct bridge?
check.

dope ride.
 
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