1 (edited by NPB_EST.1979 2021-01-20 09:31:16)

Topic: Epi Firebird 1 JB mods

I've had the Epi JB Firebird 1 for a few years now, and there's some things I did to make not seem so Asian "epiphony" and more USA Gibson-like...

  • drilled out the plastic dots on the fretboard and installed some real pearl dots.

  • drilled out the "small" sidedots along the fretboard edge, and relaced them with thicker more vintagey looking white dots.

  • swapped out the Epi trusrod cover for a Gibson one

  • swapped out the white/black/white Firebird logo pickguard for a plain 1-ply white pickguard.

Now it looks like and new old stock Gibson, and I haven't met one person that thinks it's an Epiphone... especially in the midst of my legit Gibsons, it blends right in.

- Nic from Detroit... posting on JB's Forum since 6-2-2006
Ask me about my handwound Great Lakes Guitar Pickups
Since 2010, Bonamassa fans have taken advantage of my JB friend discount = my cost + shipping. cool

Re: Epi Firebird 1 JB mods

Nice mods!

Oh, and Nick lives!!

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3 (edited by NPB_EST.1979 2021-01-22 15:32:02)

Re: Epi Firebird 1 JB mods

HA. Thanks!
It's been a rough couple of years life-wise... so I took a break from the forums. Now I'm back and better than ever.

- Nic from Detroit... posting on JB's Forum since 6-2-2006
Ask me about my handwound Great Lakes Guitar Pickups
Since 2010, Bonamassa fans have taken advantage of my JB friend discount = my cost + shipping. cool