Vintage Guitar - June 2018 - open - 39
design was an
joint problems of
Gibson's SG, and was
much more stable.
tuners with metal keystone buttons, nickel-plated metal hardware,
and a 22-fret Brazilian rosewood fingerboard with pearloid trapezoid
inlays and white single-ply binding.
The Firebird was inducted to the Vintage Guitar Hall of Fame in 2013. To read more
about it, visit www.vintageguitar.com/24501/vg-hall-of-fame-class-of-2013/.
The Firebird's extreme headstock angle was showy, but, when combined with
the banjo tuners, created a potential problem when the guitar was in its case.
The tuners were placed near the center of the head to create a straight string pull.
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