This super rare, custom-color guitar weighs just 7. Single-bound rosewood fretboard with 22 original medium-thin frets and inlaid pearl dot position markers. Headstock with inlaid pearl "Guild" logo and pearl 'Chesterfield' inlay. Specific shaped black aluminium truss-rod cover with "Starfire" in silver, secured by two screws. Serial number "EL " stamped in blind on back of headstock.
One-piece Western red cedar top. Highly flamed two-piece, book-matched Hawaiian Koa back. Highly flamed Hawaiian Koa sides. Elaborate ten-ply binding including abalone and bloodwood on the top, and seven-ply binding on the bottom of the body. Elaborate sound-hole rings featuring four pieces of abalone. Ebony faced headstock with "B" inlaid in abalone and single thin white line border.
Acoustic Archtop players have long known these guitars are built to project sound further out from the player than flat-top instruments, and it is often difficult to gauge their playing volume in acoustic settings. Brian no longer takes custom orders, happily building whatever suits him and posting them for sale whenever he thinks they are done. Below are some representative models:. Dedicated to Charlie Christian, this non-cutaway inch archtop acknowledges the classic Gibson ES with a few notable updates, including the side F-hole. With a single P or classic Charlie Christian pickup. Flexible enough to handle everything from Jump Blues in the T-Bone Walker style to smooth jazz tones, this instrument evolved from a guitar that Brian designed for himself to gig with. They are currently building a new tenor design with unique soundholes and bracing seen in the pics below:. Enter your email address below, and we'll send you notifications of Kiernan Music specials and new instruments by email. Enter your email address to subscribe to receive notifications of news and new instruments by email. Email Address.
You are looking at a Gibson Firebird custom one-off, which was special ordered with a Silver Metallic Flake gloss finish, fine-tune adjustable stop tail bridge, bound ebony fretboard and dual mini-humbuckers! You will find plenty of Firebirds out there in guitar land, but you will never find another one like this. Just an amazing and unique guitar with a perfect smooth action, and tasty tone!