Gibson Firebird III Gold Poly Mist 1965

6-String Solid Body Electric Guitar with Brazilian Rosewood Fingerboard. Made in the USA.
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Gibson Firebird III Gold Poly Mist 1965

Vintage

Description & Specs

The following specs were carefully collected and recorded by a skilled technician. For a more detailed description and questions regarding sound, feel, or cosmetic condition, please visit our Lincoln Avenue showroom or call to speak to one of our Used and Vintage experts.
Finish Details: Original
Body Material: Mahogany
Neck Material: Mahogany
Fingerboard Material: Brazilian Rosewood
Neck Profile: Medium C
Neck Thickness (IN): 1st - 0.80" 12th - 0.97"
Fingerboard Radius: 12.00"
Nut Width: 1-9/16"
Scale Length: 24 3/4"
Neck Details: Glossy mahogany neck with unbound Brazilian rosewood fingerboard and pearloid dot inlays
Electronics: Original soapbar P-90 pickups, original pots with 1965 codes, and original wiring. Controls include a 3-way slider switch for pickup selection (neck, middle/bridge, bridge), neck volume pot, neck tone pot, middle/bridge volume pot, and middle/bridge tone pot.
Pickup Measurements: Neck - 8.36kΩ Middle - reading not available due to wiring scheme Bridge - 8.27kΩ
Hardware: All original -one truss rod cover screw is not original -one control cavity cover screw are missing -two pickup mounting screws are missing -the pickguard has shrunk over time
Weight: 9lbs 5oz
Modifications/Repairs: -fingerboard has been reglued between frets 1-2 -one truss rod cover screw is not original -one control cavity cover screw are missing -two pickup mounting screws are missing -the pickguard has shrunk over time
Case Details: Original hardshell case
Cosmetic Condition: The guitar has moderate play wear for its age. The finish has checking, scratches, and dings throughout. The finish behind the nut underneath the truss rod cover has chipped. The finish along the sides of the fingerboard between frets 1-2 is chipped. That area of fingerboard has been securely reglued. There are no signs of a headstock break.
Serial Number: 500606
Tech Notes: Plays well with low action and optimal neck relief. Frets are tall, wide, and show minor signs of play wear. The serial number, pot codes, and appointments such as non-reverse body, 3 pickups, compensated bridge, visible neck joint, and custom color all date this guitar to 1965.
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