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The FI was Samick's Gibson Firebird copy. It was only available in the Japanese market.

The bass version was the THB (Gibson Thunderbird copy).

FI-2H

90 FI-2H

1990 Meriken FI-2H BRSB

Also: FI-2PU (early models)

Sold as both Meriken and Samick (later models).

  • ¥50,000 Yen (1990 MSRP)

Body:

  • Solid Nato body
  • Reverse offset

Neck:

  • Set-in Nato neck
  • Rosewood fretboard with trapezoid inlays
  • Reverse headstock
  • Silk-screened Meriken logo
  • Silk-screened Script logo
  • 22 frets
  • 24.75" scale

Binding:

  • Single-ply neck

Electronics:

  • Two ceramic humbuckers
  • 3-way switch
  • 2 Vol, 2 Tone

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • 16:1 ratio lubricated, die-cast tuners w/ oval buttons
  • 3-ply pickguard w/ Eagle logo
  • Gold Top Hat knobs
  • Tune-O-Matic style bridge with stopbar tailpiece

Finishes:

  • Black (B)
  • White (W)
  • Brown Sunburst (BRSB)

FI-3P

90 FI-3P

1990 Meriken FI-3P BRSB

Sold as both Meriken and Samick (later models).

  • ¥55,000 Yen (1990 MSRP)

Body:

  • Solid Nato body
  • Reverse offset

Neck:

  • Set-in Nato neck
  • Rosewood fretboard with trapezoid inlays
  • Reverse headstock
  • Silk-screened Meriken logo
  • Silk-screened Script logo
  • 22 frets
  • 24.75" scale

Binding:

  • Single-ply neck

Electronics:

  • Three ceramic humbuckers
  • 3-way switch
  • 2 Vol, 2 Tone

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • 16:1 ratio lubricated, die-cast tuning machines
  • 3-ply pickguard w/ Eagle logo
  • Gold Top Hat knobs
  • Tune-O-Matic style bridge with stopbar tailpiece

Finishes:

  • Black (B)
  • White (W)
  • Brown Sunburst (BRSB)

THB-2H

90 THB

1990 THB-2H R

Sold as both Meriken and Samick.
  • ¥55,000 Yen (1990 MSRP)

Body:

  • Solid Nato body
  • Reverse offset

Neck:

  • Set-in Nato neck
  • Bolt-on Nato neck (early models)
  • Rosewood fretboard with dot inlays
  • Reverse headstock
  • Silk-screened Meriken logo
  • Silk-screened Script logo
  • 21 frets
  • 34" scale

Electronics:

  • Two bass humbuckers
  • 3-way switch
  • 2 Vol, 1 Tone

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • Lubricated, die-cast tuning machines
  • 3-ply pickguard w/ Eagle logo
  • Metal knobs
  • Individually adjustable bridge

Finishes:

  • Black (B)
  • White (W)
  • Red (R)
  • Brown Sunburst (BRSB)

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