The [Premier Guitar Rig Rundown of Soundgarden] (http://www.premierguitar.com/articles/Rig_Rundown_Soundgardens_Kim_Thayil_Chris_Cornell_and_Ben_Shepherd) states of Kim's Firebird, "Kim's Gibson Firebird is a current production model and has doubled strings in EEBBBE tuning ("My Wave," "Been Away Too Long")."more
Used for World’s Apart & Countin’ On a Miracle during the Rising Tour, and for performances of Point Blank through 2014. According to Steven, “it gives me a little more sustain without sounding too thick or distorted. It almost sounds like an acoustic-electric guitar.” Steve also toured with a Firebird in the 70’s as a backup for his two Strats, and this is possibly that same guitar.more
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