Firebird Build

Finished Pictures

After cleaning up the fretboard, smoothing off the edge of the binding between the frets, fitting new strings and making a truss rod cover it was … finished!

And the photos…

finished firebird guitar

closeup of nut


close up of tuners

rear of finished guitar

close up of nut

close up of fretboard binding

close up of tailpiece

close up of control knobs

close up of bridge

headstock front

general view

Plenty of mistakes if you know where to look, but to say I’m pleased with it would be an understatement! It plays very nicely, and after experimenting with pickup heights, pot and capacitor values, it is sounding as I’d hoped, too. (Currently GAS free! )


I wasn’t going to do it, but I thought it looked naked without:

firebird logo

(Some photoshopping & inkjet waterslide paper – worked surprisingly well!)

Thanks for reading!

–o0= FIN =0o–