Gibson Firebird III Solid Body Electric Guitar (1965)

Gibson  Firebird III Solid Body Electric Guitar  (1965)

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Item # 8220
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Gibson Firebird III Model Solid Body Electric Guitar (1965), made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, sunburst lacquer finish, laminated mahogany body and neck, rosewood fingerboard, original black tolex hard shell case.
Overall length is 45 in. (114.3 cm.), 13 1/2 in. (34.3 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 1 1/8 in. (2.9 cm.) in depth, measured at side of rim. Scale length is 24 3/4 in. (629 mm.). Width of nut is 1 11/16 in. (43 mm.).

This is an excellent example of a late-issue "reverse" Firebird III, showing some light play wear but no damage, repair, or alterations. The finish has some very light checking and small chips and dings, but overall this is quite a clean guitar, with a lot of the original shine still intact. None of the common Firebird maladies are present -- the neck has never been cracked or broken, pickguard shrinkage is minimal with no broken or cracked corners, and even the engraved and painted bird emblem is still bright, unfaded, and shows no loss at all.

The guitar is all original and complete down to the vibrato arm, which even still has the original mounting screw and nylon bushings. The frets and fingerboard have just a bit of wear and this is an excellent player, with the typical snarly Firebird sound. Includes the black rectangular original case, relatively clean as well but with a replaced handle. Excellent Condition.