FDP Forum / Bluesbird GAS!/ 52 messages in thread.

41 to 52 of 52 shown.
First Page Previous 20


lusn

Contributing Member
*********

Chicago

Next stop... the glue factory
Oct 2nd, 2011 03:16 PM        

And... I'm out! The neck is just too unwieldy for me. I wanted to love it, everything else is superb... I have heard that the earlier ones had smaller, more human sized necks. I will look out for one- they are tremendously well made guitars, but I knew that I would be cheating on this fat mama way too much.



gravydb



PA

Oct 6th, 2011 11:53 AM        

My sentiments exactly, lusn! I can't emhasize enough how much I loved my BB. It was a 2002 like yours, it was utterly gorgeous, killer tone, flawless, but the big fat neck was a deal breaker for me. WAY fatter than a typical chunky 50's style neck. I'm tellin' ya, it killed me to sell it. I tried SO hard to get used to the neck, but I just couldn't do it.<br /> <br /> I may try to get ahold of an earlier one.



powerofsoul



usa

Oct 11th, 2011 06:34 AM        

nice one for sale here!!<br /> <br /> http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=120790096423<br /> <br /> that color is awesome



lusn

Contributing Member
*********

Chicago

Next stop... the glue factory
Oct 21st, 2011 07:56 AM        

So I sold my fat necked Bluesbird but didn't give up on the model... I picked up an earlier one from around 1997 I think... but alas, the neck is still larger than I am used to... <br /> <br /> Any suggestions for what years I should look for, or am I looking for something that is not there?<br /> <br />



gravydb



PA

Oct 21st, 2011 08:19 AM        

You and I are in the same boat. I have been on the lookout for another one since last year. But from what I have gathered recently, all of the 'modern' Bluesbirds have fat necks, with some minor variance. At one point I was in touch with someone who used to work at the plant, and they commented on how the necks varied quite bit, even throughout a day's worth of production. So, I don't think we'll find that a certain year had thinner necks, unfortunately, it looks like it's more of a crap shoot.<br /> <br /> Had I known this last year, I MIGHT have considered keeping my BB and modifying the neck, even though I normally never make mods like that. Damn I miss that guitar.



lusn

Contributing Member
**********
*

Chicago

Next stop... the glue factory
Mar 22nd, 2014 10:09 PM        

OK, trying this guitar one last time... it is a 1997 Westerly made, says the neck is thinner before Fender started making them. I will either have a keeper or be cured for life on these.<br /> <br /> It is in great shape except the bottom strap button tore out and left what looks like a nasty hole, so i am getting it for a good price. Will report back in a week...



lusn

Contributing Member
**********
*

Chicago

Next stop... the glue factory
Mar 27th, 2014 07:53 PM        

damn... neck is smaller than previous Fender-made Bluesbirds, but it is still too wide. The measurement at the 12th fret is 2.5 mm wider than most of my other necks. Jury is out.



lusn

Contributing Member
**********
**

Chicago

Living the Dream
Sep 20th, 2014 09:27 PM        

I can't believe I am back here for a fourth try at finding a Bluesbird with a human-sized neck! I am looking at a Blues 90- am I wasting my time?



lusn

Contributing Member
**********
**

Chicago

Living the Dream
Sep 29th, 2014 11:17 AM        

Looks like a winner- finally! Neck is just a hair larger than what I am used to, but the rest of the guitar is right in line with my expectations. the pickups are Kinmans, which is a tremendous upgrade. I dare say, after 3 unsuccessful attempts, i have a Guild Bluesbird keeper.



reverend mikey

Contributing Member
********

west Omaha, east NE

Life gets in the way of my G.A.S.
Sep 29th, 2014 11:23 AM        

Very cool. Wonderful guitars ... too bad Fender killed 'em when they bought Guild! <br /> <br /> I'm amazed how this thread pops back up from time to time.



Peegoo

Contributing Member
**********
**********
***

I walk

between the raindrops
Sep 29th, 2014 04:06 PM        

Killer guitars. I have the predecessor (an old M65 and a modern M75), and they are superb.



lusn

Contributing Member
**********
**

Chicago

Living the Dream
Sep 29th, 2014 09:04 PM        

yes, well, it looks like my quest to find a good fit has kept this thread alive the past couple years.



Copyright 1999-2003 Fender Discussion Page, LLC. Visit the web site at http://www.fenderforum.com