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Jackson Custom Firebird One Off Employee Build Cobalt Blue Metallic 1987 w/Fitted Hardshell Case

Jackson Custom Firebird One Off Employee Build Cobalt Blue Metallic 1987 w/Fitted Hardshell Case

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Jackson USA Custom One of Firebird Employee Build in Cobalt Blue Metallic finish made in 1987 with a Gibson Firebird Hardshell case. This guitar features a solid alder wings on a 3-piece maple neck-thru body and bound ebony fingerboard. Equipped with a slant mounted Seymour Duncan Cool Rails Mini Humbucker in the neck position and a Seymour Duncan JBJ in the bridge position. Controlled by one master volume knob with push/pull pickup selector. The 25.5" scale length neck has mother of pearl sharkfin inlays and 22 jumbo frets on a 12"-16"compound radius with a speed neck profile. The hardware is comprised of black Gotoh sealed diecast tuning machines, a Floyd Rose locking nut, a factory surface mounted Floyd Rose original double locking tremolo bridge and a knurled black dome knob.

Jackson Firebirds are about one of the rarest to find 80s guitars as it is, this particular example was an employee one off build made by Steve Olsen in 1986. Its previous owner had this confirmed through Tim Galvan at Jackson.

Before its completion the guitar was routed for a front humbucker and was changed to a slant single. Tilted in the light, you can see the template humbucker route. All of the was done before being finished, all the the insides of cavity's are still factory painted and untouched. This instrument is on ovarall very good condition with moderate signs of play, it appears to have been Refretted as the jumbos have pretty much a full life on them. It has some scuffs, scratches, some dings dents and some paint chipping. There is some chips in the trem cavity that reveal some of the woods used (see pics)

Guitar is freshly setup and restrung with 9-42 strings and includes Gibson firebird hardshell case.


  • Make: Jackson
  • Model: Custom Firebird
  • Sub-Model: Employee Build; Steve Olsen
  • Year: 1987
  • Finish: Cobalt Blue Metallic
  • Country: USA
  • Serial #: N/A
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Weight: 9lbs 6.1oz
  • Body Type: Solid
  • Body Wood: Alder Wings
  • Scale Length: 25.5"
  • Neck Joint: Neck-through
  • Neck Wood: 3-Piece Maple
  • Neck Finish: Matching
  • Finger Board: Ebony
  • Neck Binding: Black
  • Neck Radius: 12"-16" Compound
  • Neck Profile: Speed Neck
  • Inlays: Mother of Pearl Sharkfin
  • Nut Width: 1.6875"
  • Nut: Floyd Rose Locking
  • Frets: 22 Jumbo
  • Pickup Config: HS
  • Neck Pickup: Seymour Duncan Cool Rails Mini Humbucker
  • Bridge Pickup: Seymour Duncan JBJ
  • Pots: One Master Volume
  • Switch: Push/pull Volume
  • Hardware: Black
  • Tuning Machines: Gotoh Sealed Diecast with Cloche Heads
  • Strap Buttons: Nickel
  • Bridge: Floyd Rose Original Double Locking Tremolo
  • Knobs: Knurled Black Dome
  • String Gauge: 9-42
  • Mods: Possible Refret, non original strap buttons
  • Other Unique Features: Gibson Style Lower Horn, "Non" Usa Logo, Slant Mounted Neck Pickup, Open Rear Trem Cavity, No Serial Stamping
  • Case: Gibson Firebird Hardshell case


  • Overall Condition: ★★★★✯
  • Body Front: ★★★★ ·
  • Body Back: ★★★★ ·
  • Body Sides: ★★★★ ·
  • Fret Board: ★★★★✯
  • Frets: ★★★★★
  • Neck Back: ★★★★✯
  • Headstock Front: ★★★★✯
  • Headstock Back: ★★★★ ·
  • Headstock Sides: ★★★★ ·
  • Hardware: ★★★★★
  • Pickups: ★★★★✯
  • Bridge: ★★★★✯
  • Knobs: ★★★★★
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