so ive got a tele, and i play mostly alternative and some classic rock, and i want something stronger thgan tele single-coils. is an epiphone firebird a good bet for a guy with a limited (below 500) budget?
wait a minute, fez. this isn't like the time you bought a hamster, named it virginity, and then lost it, is it? - kelso on that 70s show
It's not bad, but beware, the firebird is one of the most hated shapes among guitarist (and this coming from a guy that owns the Gibson version). I suggest you play one first to see if you even like it. From personal experience, the Epi's are very body heavy (aka the body sinks, causing the neck angle with your body to be very low). However, they are decent guitars and should handle what you play no problem.
Current Rig:
Gibson Firebird Studio
Limited Edition Schecter 35th Anniversary C-1
Schecter Jeff Loomis Signature 7 FR
Ashdown Fallen Angel
Custom 7 Firebird from Ignition Custom Guitars (check them out)
ESP Phoenix
I really like them. I played one and really enjoyed it, whether it's hated or not.
Quote by mrvile

This is UG, we love Schecters and Ibanez and Jacksons, we hate Deans and BCR's, we hate Marshall MG's, and everyone needs a new amp.