Roland cube amp 40XL, clean w/ manual. Gibson Firebird Woodstain 1976, new to the collection. Minimum purchase required. Deluxe Material (Pearloid, Glitter, Painted Clear, etc.) Born in 1963 and put to rest in ’69, the Firebird was Gibson’s third full-line attempt at the solidbody market. In 1962 Gibson president Ted McCarty decided that a bold new guitar was needed to compete with Fender’s popular Jazzmaster. Finding a vintage reverse-body Firebird without a headstock repair is hard enough, but when custom colours are thrown into the mix, they’re scarce indeed. July 1963 list price $445, $15 extra for Duco custom colors. Nickel plated hardware, Mini humbucker with volume and tone … Specs Body Wood - Mahogany Neck Wood - Mahogany Fingerboard Wood - Rosewood Scale Length - 24.75" Nut Width - 1.695" Fingerboard Radius - 12" Pickup(s) - … Vintage 1965 Gibson FireBird III "Non Reverse" in STUNNING original Sunburst Finish! The traditional 9-ply mahogany/walnut neck-through-body provides rich, warm tonality and incredible sustain. The Gibson Guitar Corporation released several new styles during the 1950s to compete with Fender's solid-body instruments, such as the Telecaster and Stratocaster. A solid performer in this new line up of solid body guitars from Gibson. Matching '76 pots, Banjo tuners, Tune-o-matic bridge, and two fantastic sounding mini humbuckers. Vintage or Reissue Firebird (Non-Reverse) Standard Material (BWB, WBW, Solid Black, Solid White, etc.) Single owner since purchased new in 64. The first price-list inclusion of the non-reverse Firebirds was in June 1965. ’64 Firebird I in (aged) Inverness Green. This was known as the non-reverse Firebird. late 70s bicentennial Firebird (76-79) - 2847 18969 ventura blvd. Nitro Material (Tortoise/Mint/Black/Mint) $80. August 25, 2014. The Antiquity II Firebird pickup is a drop-in replacement for Gibson Firebirds or any mini humbucker-equipped guitar, and it mounts with a standard Firebird mounting ring and 3-48 mounting screw, like the originals. It was no surprise that the Firebird was quickly deleted from the Gibson line. Like any vintage Gibson, they are great playing instruments, very collectable and command high prices - five figure sums are common for early examples, guitars in great condition, or those with a custom finish. This guitar has been reliced by time and the worlds stages. Gibson custom colors available on the Firebird and Thunderbird models were as follows: Cardinal Red, Heather poly, Inverness Green poly, Ember Red, Polaris White, Pelham Blue poly, Frost Blue, Kerry Green, Silver Mist poly, Gold Mist poly. ’64 Firebird VII in Cardinal Red. Vintage Gibson 1966 Firebird V "Non-Reverse Used. early 60s reverse-body models (63-65) - 5151 tarzana, ca 91356 (818) 344-8300 18969 ventura blvd. The Gibson Firebird rocks a reverse body and headstock design as originally introduced in 1963 and was Gibson's rst neck-through-body design. The June 1965 list price for this model was $379.50, with $15 extra for Duco custom colors. This is one of a limited run from 1976 and produced in fewer than 200 units as a part of the bicentennial series. Say the words “custom color” to a collector or enthusiast and most will think of “Fender.” But Gibson had its own multicolored baby – the Firebird. Here's a 1976 Gibson Firebird V in Ebony finish. 1950 Gibson ES-5 in its original Sunburst finish. VINTAGE 1972 1976 GIBSON FIREBIRD MEDALLION BICENTENNIAL CASE VERY RARE MINTY. Original case and original bridge. The Official Vintage Guitar Magazine Price Guide 2021 is out now, © vintageguitarandbass.com 2004-2020 | terms and conditions | donate. The layout of this advertisement takes it's styling from the then current catalogue (the 1966 Gibson full-line). Coupled with higher prices, this contributed to a decline in sales. Item Information. Another in this revolutionary new series of solid body guitars by Gibson. All models actually decreased in price from the previous (February 1965) listing. Vintage Sunburst Fired Up Since '63 When Gibson hired famed automotive designer Ray Dietrich to create a radical new solid body guitar, Rock 'n Roll history ensued. Kitted out with two powerful Mini Humbuckers, it is a match for the Les Paul Deluxes and Customs twin Hum-bucker Gibson … Each was distinguished by different pickup and hardware configurations, though they all shared thru-body construction and a unique "reversed" body shape with a large lower horn. Dave Rogers, Laun Braithwaite, and Tim Mullally. Even in sunburst, the Gibson Firebird must have seemed breathtakingly modernistic in the early 1960s, but this red rock machine would have really turned heads on concert stages. Of the many Firebirds over the years, the VII is regarded as the pinnacle. The Firebird I and II were now equipped with P90 single coil soapbars - the humbuckers only on the V, VII and V-12. Store manager, Mark Agnesi, showing you this super #Gibson #FirebirdIII here at ‪#NormansRareGuitars‬. Necks were initially mahogany, fingerboards Brazilian rosewood (ebony for the Firebird VII). Epiphone's Inspired by Gibson Firebird™ rocks a reverse body and headstock design as originally introduced in 1963 and was Gibson's first neck-through-body design. The fretboard had simple dot inlays, and was now rosewood as opposed to Ebony . The bridge and one pot have been replaced. It was initially launched in four variants, Firebird I, Firebird III, Firebird V and Firebird VII, with two similar bass models (the Thunderbird II and IV). Gibson Firebird III - Some Guitarists Have All the Fun1968 Guitar Player advert featuring examples of much of Gibson's late 1960s range: the Gibson B25-12 flattop acoustic, GSS-100 solid-state amplifier, and two electrics, the solid-body Firebird III and the hollow-body ES-330TD. The Gibson Firebird is another of those iconic Gibson guitar designs that is inseparable from the history of rock music. The non-reverse Firebird I was significantly better equipped than the reverse body model, with two P90 single coil pickups, each with volume and tone control, and a Gibson vibrato. Line 6 Variax 700 model. July 1963 list price $325, $15 extra for Duco custom colors. Considering it's age it's in remarkable condition other than the usual corner bumps of 53 years. These were limited edition instruments, made in very small numbers, and have a numbered medallion attached to the body. Gives you all of the fine performance of this exciting new series of guitars at a price you can afford. Offers you all the range and versatility that you could ask for, plus that sharpness in the treble range, and deep biting bass. norm's rare guitars. The separate shipping figures for all Firebird models, 1963-1979 are as follows, Need the value of your guitar? Description Lovies Guitars is excited to offer up this 1965 Gibson Non-Reverse Firebird III in a Classic Sunburst Finish! October 27, 2017. We have a great selection of guitar gear available in our Used & Vintage Guitars product collection. July 1963 list price $249.50, $15 extra for Duco custom colors. Both companies were founded by Mr. JK of Japan, a leading vintage parts authority. All were mahogany bodied with a neck-through construction. A A In excellent, all-original condition, this Firebird I is worth about $15,000 today. The Gibson Firebird is another of those iconic Gibson guitar designs that is inseparable from the history of rock music. "Bright - Vital - Fast ... the leaders in modern sound". The June 1965 list price was $239.50, $15 extra for Duco custom colors. Although today seen as a rock instrument (largely because of the shape), it was initially pitched as a jazz guitar. In 1965 the instrument was relaunched with a new body shape and set neck (rather than through neck from older models) construction. Condition: Used. GM Vintage is proud to be the North American distributor for both Montreux and Retrovibe aged Gibson style parts. “Epiphone’s Inspired by Gibson Firebird™ rocks a reverse body and headstock design as originally introduced in 1963 and was Gibson’s first neck-through-body design. Dot neck markers, unbound fretboard. The Firebird (along with the Thunderbird) was reissued once again during the 1970s, again as a celebration/commemoration - this time the bicentennial anniversary of the creation of America. 22 frets, with a standard Gibson 24 3/4" scale. The amp behind it is a four-speaker, 40-watt Gibson GA-55 RVT Ranger. Its custom-aged nickel cover makes it a great match for well-weathered, road-worn instruments and new “relic’ed” models alike. The instruments were manufactured from 1965 until 1967, but were still being shipped as late as 1969. Can somebody tell me details about this Vox semi-hollow body guitar? Despite a tiny rise in 1966, sales can only be described as dreadful. $70. Joel demonstrates this remarkably playable 1964 Gibson Firebird V in a gorgeous sunburst through a trusty CME Exclusive Tone King Imperial. Gigged extensively for decades, but lovingly so . Has on replaced volume pot. Early vintage 1960 intonation stepped wrap tail bridge or also ued with ABR style bridges for a stop tail, Used on Gibson Firebird, Gibson SG,Gibson Les Paul juniors SOLD Rare Vintage Gibson lightning bar bridge for sale from 1960, $180.00 shipped lower 48 USA. Exciting in concept, exciting to play. $42 for 24 months with PayPal Creditopens a installment calculator layer* $42 for 24 months. While this Firebird was gigged and has an old professional headstock repair, it is Perfectly structurally sound! As mentioned, Gibson also has Firebird signature models, and the Elliot Easton "Tikibird" Firebird is ideal for anyone who wants a similar tone to a legend who played on many classic rock hits. Dietrich was at the end of his career at this point, but had designed vehicles for numerous manufacturers throughout the first half of the 20th century. A A The Firebird was Gibson’s response to the Fender Jazzmaster. The Firebird launched in the second half of 1963, without causing too much of a stir. If you see a vintage Gibson Firebird for sale at an affordable price, snap it up. Vintage Bench Test: 1964 Gibson Firebird VII Like the V and Explorer before it, Gibson’s 60s Firebird range was a radical rethink of the possibilities of guitar design. tarzana, ca 91356 (818) 344-8300 It has a great playing neck with great frets. The Firebird VII was the most ornate of all the Firebirds. All production occurred at Gibson's Kalamazoo plant in Michigan, USA. In 1972, a few more Firebirds were produced. The non-reverse Firebird III was fitted with three P90 single coil pickups. As the 1963 advertising suggests, they have a distinct bright and punchy tone, a contrast to the slightly darker tones produced by the larger PAF humbuckers. Gibson Firebird I specifications The specifications for the 1963 Firebird I were as follows: mahogany body, through mahogany neck, unbound Brazillian rosewood fretboard with pearloid dot inlays. After success with the Les Paul in the 1950s, Gibson's popularity began to wane in the 1960s. $50. Fender's colors, shapes and multiple pickups were endorsed by notable guitarists. Comes with the original hard case. Gibson's guitars, most of which were hollow or semi-hollow designs, seemed old-fashioned. Plays beautifully. The guitar is in great playing condition with very little wear. Some scuffs scratches as you can see in the images. The Firebird I was equipped with a single mini-humbucker with one volume and tone control. One of Gibson’s less heralded 60’s classics, the second-try “non-reverse” Firebird models were lower-priced, simplified versions of the earlier “reverse” body Firebird series guitars. (Seymour Duncan antiquities installed) electric guitar with original blue lined case- *sold * Related Posts. Unlike its rival from the West Coast, Gibson did not readily embrace the concept of … Color: Sunburst. Gibson Firebird White, Original Hard Shell Case, Case Candy, SN: 004280302 USA With its offset shape, neck-through construction and scorching mini-humbuckers, the '63 Firebird V became an instant classic. A 1965 Firebird II in Aztec Bronze. Dave Rogers, Laun Braithwaite, and Tim Mullally. The Firebird V 12 string had the same features (except vibrola) as the Firebird V, but a slightly higher price. It had large pearl block inlays in an ebony fretboard, three mini-humbuckers, and gold plated hardware throughout. The June 1965 list price was $309.50, $15 extra for Duco custom colors. The production figures show the most abundant Firebird are: There are 1 comments on this article so far. All models sported the same 'high performance' mini-humbucking pickups. The peak year of the reverse body Firebird was 1964, though sales were still only a third of SG sales in the same year. The non-reverse Firebird V was functionally identical to it's reverse body equivalent, but less ornate: it had no neck binding, and just simple dot position markers. Visit our Long Island guitar shop in Farmingdale, New York for an amazing experience. No breaks! Gibson 1967 Firebird Sunburst Non-Reverse Used. The Firebird logo on the scratchplate was in red white and blue. Options: Vintage or Reissue Custom Pickup Route (HB, P-90, etc.) But like the Explorer and Flying V, the Firebird design was perhaps a little too futuristic. The "Non-Reverse" Firebird guitars were introduced in summer 1965 offering the I, III, V and VII models. Gibson Firebirds - as advertised in the 1966 Gibson catalogue. 44 1/2" long, 14 1/2" wide, 1 1/2" deep. It's all original with the exception of the lower portion of the tailpiece. norm's rare guitars. Like the Firebird III, the Firebird V had two mini-humbuckers, but somewhat nicer appointments: Deluxe Vibrola, tune-o-matic bridge, and trapezoid pearloid inlays. Specs Body Wood - Mahogany Neck Wood - Mahogany Fingerboard Wood - … Just 366 of these guitars were produced between 1972 and 1973. Sunburst finish was as standard, though custom colors were immediately available (at a slight premium) though these are certainly less often seen than Sunburst examples. This 1964 Firebird is in excellent overall condition. Overview Gibson launched the Firebird design in 1963 with four main models: the Firebird I, II, V, and VII. Buy Gibson online now from The Music Zoo! A sixties classic! Price: US $999.00. The Firebird III was equipped with dual mini-humbuckers, with volume and tone controls for each pickup, three-way pickup selector switch, Gibson Vibrola, dot position markers and a bound fretboard. In addition to the existing models, a 12-string Firebird was also produced. 1965 Gibson Firebird I Non-Reverse Sunburst W / Original Hard Shell Case! The traditional 9-ply mahogany/walnut neck-through-body provides rich, warm tonality and incredible sustain. Celebrity rock star owned by the late Dave Fiester of the Henry Paul band . Again, the non-reverse Firebird VII had somewhat lesser appointments than it's reverse body predecessor. These reverse body guitars were known as the 'medallion' Firebirds, made to celebrate the 1972 Olympic games. A Medallion Flying V was also reissued at the same time. vintageguitarsforsale.co is a website aimed at finding you the best and rarest vintage guitars, whether to play, collect, or simply as an investment, © 2020 vintageguitarsforsale.co | terms and conditions, Hi, I've had this guitar for about 15 years and hardly played it and it's time to make room in the house (non-smoking). Light as a feather, sounding great! Production year: 1967. Gibson Firebird 1st Generation 1964 guitar. You find a whole new world of sound and performance potential on this fine instrument. This was his slide guitar for the stage .There is a small surface crack near the input jack but it doesn't go through to the control cavity it appears that it is only in the paint and clear coat    The guitar appears to be completely original. It still has its original hardshell case which has a lot of wear and tape along the edges. Skip to main content Skip to footer site51500000147763 site51500000000136829 New K46525 Gibson Firebird Vintage White T-Shirt site51500000147763,site51500000147764,site51500000147765,site51500000147766,site51500000147767 false You have to try it to believe it. Gibson Firebirds - as advertised in the 1964 Gibson catalogue. Vintage Vault: Gibson Firebird I Inverness Green. A great looking recent Gibson Firebird. The June 1965 list price was $289.50, $15 extra for Duco custom colors. early 70s medallion Firebird (72-73) - 366. In some ways was it was a descendant of the commercially unpopular Explorer; it had a similar 'reverse' body style (but with far more curves), and likewise didn't catch on with the public until some years after the original guitars were sold. It is quite possible that some Firebird variants were never available in some of these colors. They were not immediately popular, despite being adopted by big stars of the day like Brian Jones and Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones but like so many other Gibson guitars, their appeal snowballed; today the Firebird is a standard part of the Gibson line. Original in the case. In fact the change from reverse to non-reverse body happened in mid 1965, so some of the 5151 instruments shipped that year may have actually been no-reverse bodies. 5 years ago. Not abused nor changed in bad ways either, just been rocked, loved and maintained. This issue never outsold the 1960s versions. 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The original pickups have a great bite and tone that is 100% Firebird. This was one of the first Gibson advertisements not to focus on high-end jazz guitars, or famous musicians, rather instruments more likely to appeal to the general guitar-buying public. Vintage Vault: 1965 Gibson Firebird III. 1963 Vintage Gibson Firebird III refinished. Women Caught on Camera Ripping Off $10,000 Vintage Guitars in Store Heist Each guitar — a 1968 Gibson Johnny Smith and a 1955 Gretsch Firebird — … This is an absolute Killer deal, and is priced to sell This old Bird has some stories to tell. He also had a solo blues project. Awesome customer service and secure checkout are always included with your Gibson purchase. The original reverse body version of the Firebird was only manufactured from 1963 to 1965, but sales, although not that small, but were low compared to other models. VINTAGE - This cool 1966 Gibson Firebird V "Non-Reverse" Model solid body electric guitar was the new version of the original Firebird "reverse" body models. Upgraded Standard Material (BWBWB, Mint, Parchment, Clear, etc) $60. mid 60s non-reverse models (65-69) - 3868 The traditional 9-ply mahogany/walnut neck through body construction provides rich, warm tonality and incredible sustain. Although shipping data does not specify the number of custom finish Firebirds, it is safe to assume that these were shipped in vastly smaller numbers than those in the standard Sunburst. It was designed by car designer Ray Dietrich, who was resident in Kalamazoo, where the Gibson plant was situated. The Bicentennial logo on the pickguard is perfectly unfaded and in tact. A completely new and exciting instrument that offers all the sound, response, fast action and wide range that could be desired. As is shown below, the Firebird decreased in popularity (as determined by sales) throughout the period 1963-79. Detailed specifications and original pricing for each model can be found here, The new solid body by Gibson that is priced for the growing economy-minded market. acoustic guitar w/ deluxe gig bag. Killer Bicentennial example, that's all original, and overall in really nice shape. July 1963 list price $189.50, $15 extra for Duco custom colors. Serial number 138789.... Vintage Correct Parts is proud to offer, for your consideration. The June 1965 list price was just $189.50, $15 extra for Duco custom colors - the same price as the single pickup reverse body Firebird I two years earlier. There is a lot of information out about vintage Firebird pickups, and for the most part it would seem that their history and design is understood. ’63 Firebird III in (aged) Frost Blue. Here is the ultimate in a solid body guitar by Gibson. 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