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2008 Gibson CS Non-Reverse TV White Firebird (consignment) SOLD

2008 Gibson CS Non-Reverse TV White Firebird (consignment)  SOLD

Gibson introduced the Firebird in 1963 to compete with the offset body styles that Fender was making so popular. Following poor sales and complaints from Fender, in 1965 Gibson basically flipped the design over to make the ‘non-reverse’ models. These were produced until 1969.

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Gibson Custom Shop Firebird Non-Reverse, 2003 SOLD

Gibson Custom Shop Firebird Non-Reverse, 2003   SOLD

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, 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.

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Gibson Custom 1965 Firebird V Reissue SOLD

Gibson Custom 1965 Firebird V Reissue  SOLD

Firebirds are iconic guitars and sound even better than they look. Gibson recently sent us three instruments in Pelham Blue, and this is the first to be featured.

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Gibson Firebird I Non-Reverse 1965 (consignment) No Longer Available

Gibson Firebird I Non-Reverse 1965 (consignment) No Longer Available

Gibson started producing the Firebird in 1963 (as the ‘reverse’ models), but by 1965 sales weren’t being made and Fender was suing for copyright infringement, so the guitar was basically flipped, producing these ‘non-reverse’ models, and these were produced until 1969 when the line was discontinued. The Reverse models used a neck-though design, while the non-reverse feature a set-in neck.This Firebird I has two P-90’s and a factory stop-bar-and vibrola combination. The vibrola itself works quite well; these units are really nothing like the Stratocaster bridge, but are much more like a Bigsby in terms of pitch change.

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Gibson Firebird 2009 – SOLD

Gibson Firebird 2009 - SOLD

Firebirds – they have a unique sound that cuts through everything else. I can’t look at them without hearing Johnny Winter. This is a really clean example of a great guitar that works in very many styles.

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