Conceived amid the chrome and tailfins of Motor City USA, forged on the workbenches of Kalamazoo, proven on rock and blues stages around the globe, the Gibson Firebird was one of the most radical instruments the world had ever experienced when it hit the scene in 1963, and is still a guaranteed head-turner today. Its classic reverse-body styling strikes a pose that is truly unique, and tonally it’s a bird apart too.
Its powerful yet bright mini-humbuckers and through-neck construction contribute to a sound that’s both cutting and full of sustain. Roughly 2500 Firebird guitars were produced between 1963-’65, including the few “non-reverse” Firebirds in the transition period that marked the demise of the original “reverse-body” styling.
Body Material: Mahogany Wings
Neck Material: 9 Ply Firebird
Head Veneer: None
Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
Inlays: Celluloid Trapezoid-Reissue
Fretwire: True Historic .036″ T
Body Routing: Firebird V
Body Drilling: Firebird V
Body Dimension: Firebird V
Fingerboard Binding: .040 Cream
12″ Radius Fingerboard
1 11/16″ Width Nut
Hardware Material: Aged Nickel
Machine Head: Firebird Banjo Style
Vibrola: Long Maestro
Pickguard: Firebird V
Trademark “Firebird” Logo on Pickguard
Knobs: Black Top Hats With Silver Inserts
Mounting Rings: Firebird
Switch Tip: Cream
Pickups: Firebird Mini HB
Circuitry: Firebird 2-Pickup
Finish: Pelham Blue
This guitar is a period correct reproduction of one of Gibson’s most stunning designs. These Historic Custom Shop Firebirds are highly sought after due to their near perfect replication of an original 1965 model. It looks, sounds and plays beautifully. It is built with all of the vintage 1965 features including 9-ply mahogany/walnut neck-thru body, lightning bar compensated bridge with Maestro tailpiece, fabulous Pelham Blue custom colour finish, dark 22 fret fingerboard, trapezoidal inlays and killer mini humbuckers.
Wanna sound different / look different ? This guitar will do it. Gibson Custom Shop Certificate of Authenticity is included.
Comes in original Gibson Historic hard shell case.