New From Rockford, IL

Discussion in 'Welcome Wagon' started by SG Firebird, Oct 15, 2021.

  1. SG Firebird

    SG Firebird New Member

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    Hi all, so my user name is SG Firebird (not to be confused with SG Firebrand). I have an 1986 SG Standard that I installed Firebird pickups in to. The guitar started out life as a black (ebony) finished guitar but the finish flaked off shortly after I bought it. I've never seen a guitar do this before, it shed it's skin like a snake.

    The Firebird pickups are vintage speced, they are Mojotone Johnny Winter signature pickups and they sound fantastic. Anyway, I'll try and get some pics of it up tomorrow.
     
  2. Go Nigel Go

    Go Nigel Go Well-Known Member

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    Hello and welcome to the forum! Looking forward to your pics, and glad you pointed out your screen name. I read it as Firebrand until you said something. :D
     
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    As promised, here's the pics. Don't expect too much, this is after all, a guitar with no finish.

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    SG Firebird New Member

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    Thanks for the warm welcome!, I figured you guys really knew your SGs, and although the Firebrand is kind of a forgotten period in Gibson's long history, if it looked like Firebrand to me, you guys would surely see it.
     
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  5. Go Nigel Go

    Go Nigel Go Well-Known Member

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    It does bear some resemblance to the Firebrand, but with the inlays and appointments of a standard. Kind of the best of both worlds to my way of thinking. That is a nice looking refinish btw, way to take lemons and make lemonade. :cheers:
     
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    smitty_p Well-Known Member

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    Welcome. I’m originally from Rockford, too.
     
  7. SG Firebird

    SG Firebird New Member

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    Thanks! I used to know a guy that went by the name Smitty, he lived on Martin Road.
     
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    smitty_p Well-Known Member

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    Well, that would be someone else!
     
  9. SG Firebird

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    Well, you never know till you ask, Rockford is pretty good sized town, but how many Smittys are there?
     
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    Welcome. Fellow Illinoisan here.....right outside Peoria.
     
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    smitty_p Well-Known Member

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    The funny thing is, nobody actually calls me, “Smitty”! I use it for a screen name, but I have only ever actually been called that a handful of times.

    Weird, huh?
     

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