|Comments||Here’s a very cool Gibson Custom Shop Firebird Non-Reverse from 2003, in a ‘TV White’ or ‘Limed Mahogany’ finish.
The Firebird was introduced in 1963 in the ‘Reverse’ form, where the lower cutaway is longer than the top. However, due to poor sales and some complaints from Fender, in 1965 Gibson essentialy flipped the body and head to this ‘Non-Reverse’ form. Additionally, the ‘Non-Reverse’ models use a set neck, rather than a through-neck, construction.
This Custom Shop example of the Non-Reverse model is in great shape and really fun to play.
|Serial Number||CS30589, made in 2003. CS numbers are CSYRRRR, CS for Custom Shop, Y for Year, and RRRR are production sequence.|
|Pricing||$1799.00 CAD with original case. SOLD|
|Neck||Mahogany neck with unbound rosewood fingerboard, distinctive Firebird headstock with standard tuners.|
|Frets||Original wide frets with minimal wear.|
|Body||Offset Mahogany slab body|
|Finish||Nitrocellulose lacquer in ‘TV White’ or ‘Limed Mahogany’. Finish is in excellent condition.|
|Hardware/electronics||Gold hardware – Grover small-body tuners, ABR bridge and stop tailpiece; 3 P-90’s with two volume and two tone controls, pickup selector switch.|
|Playability/Action||Plays very well, and lots of fun to play.|
|Case||Original Gibson Deluxe hardshell case included|
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