firebird x

The infamous video of a bulldozer mowing over hundreds of unusable Gibson Firebird X models was certainly provocative, but it’s testament that many completed guitar models never make it to market or see the light of day.

Get to know and appreciate what your guitar has to offer before the hack job.

The business of designing and building musical instruments requires patience, especially when starting from scratch. It's true that not every guitar model ever produced has hit the mark. Even the celebrated Leo Fender had a few duds in his lineup. Still, there's a huge amount of sweat that goes into every design.

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