Gibson Firebird X
TechRepublic guest contributor and musician Gloria E. Marshall found a lot to like about the Gibson Firebird X, though she notes in her review: "The learning curve and price tag might be a bit too much for some geeks."
Photo credit: Gloria E. Marshall
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Mary Weilage is a Feature Editor for CBS Interactive. She has worked for TechRepublic since 1999.