#1
Are they decent? I'll of course try before I buy, but I'm wondering if I should even consider them. How are they out of the box as far as quality, and how much would I have to spend to make it a good guitar (as far as sound, tuning stability, and overall quality go)?

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#2
Do they still make electric firebirds? I know they make the basses....

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#3


Yeah, Epi still has the Firebird studio, as well as the Thunderbird bass. Actually, a few years back they did a (70's) Firebird VII reissue. Actually, on THAT topic, I found one on a somewhat local Craigslist recently. How are the Epi Firebird VII's?

Anyone? I'll be waiting to hear what you guys have to say
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#4
I haven't owned one, but I have tried extensively in stores.

The quality is decent, but rather unimpressive. The satin finish on the new ones feels cheap and rather tacky (the new ones are satin cherry red), so try to find an older one with a gloss finish. I did not plug it in, but it had a very mellow acoustic tone, very thick. Also, it was amazingly neck heavy.

Basically, I did not like it. While one can deal with neck heaviness and the older ones do have a decent finish, the sound of it unplugged instantly turned me off for it.
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#6
Hmm...so conflicting views...fan-freakin-tastic.

I guess I'll just have to see. From what I've read Firebirds are kinda love-em or hate-em. Most of the hate seems to come from being neck heavy, but SG's are too, and besides, that's easily remedied.
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