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Gibson "Firebrand" (The Paul)?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:55 am    Post subject: Gibson "Firebrand" (The Paul)? Reply with quote

Know anything about these guitars? I saw one of these(Les Paul shape) at my friends store yesterday. They told me it is a 1980. The guyin Timbuk 3 used to play one,lol.





Mike Scott played a "The Paul"(same guitar but made of walnut instead of mahogany)





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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've heard good things about 'The Paul'. It's something I'd like to pick up at some point.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A friend of mine 'the Paul' for years and it weighed a TON! The thing was so out of balance your left arm started to ache if you played it too long. It set up well and was definitely Gibson quality (whatever that means) and played well if you were sitting down. Great tone and resonance because it was solid block of wood but not easy to manage because of the weight. He sold it for more than he paid for it too.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pretty cool. I think one of the dudes in Deerhoof played the les paul one? See it in the first shot here:

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I like this double cut away model:
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like the SG, not the Paul.

My bandmate saw a vintage spare TRC display at Guitar Showcase once and instructed me to buy the one that said "The Paul" immediately.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That deerhoof drummer is bloody great!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I almost bought one once. I would like a guitar that says FIREBRAND on it. They were no frills at the time.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is the guitar.













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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thatss actually pretty badss looking. i dig it. the decal really does it for me!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 1:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hmmm, contoured...
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 4:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Played a firebrand SG once, loved it but they wanted way to much for it. and also i dont like that the input jack is on the bottom instead of the front.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the case.You can use it as a stand for string changes.



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I almost bought one back when I was in college. There was a shop selling one for $250 which seemed liked a pretty good deal. I don't remember it being heavier than I expected it to be and I liked the way it sounded. One of my friends wound up buying it because I needed to put my money towards a new computer instead. I think I remember somebody saying that the dirty fingers pickups originated in that guitar.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bind and block the neck on that thing and add a counterfeit Fender wateslide decal to the headstock and you could sell it on ebay as the PaulK1.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The bare look reminds me of Bob Marley's LP Special.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote




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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is an '83 Firebrand The Paul Deluxe in "Ultra Violet" finish

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This just got listed locally... http://www.clasificadosonline.com/UDMiscDetail.asp?MiscIdNumber=5781138

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw a copy of this guitar on Ebay











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