Gibson Firebird VII Sunburst 1964

6-String Solid Body Electric Guitar with Ebony Fingerboard. Made in the USA.
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Gibson Firebird VII Sunburst 1964

Vintage
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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. There is a small stretch along the side of the lower bass fin which glows differently under a black light, however the finish appears to be original. This is likely due to playwear.
Body Material: Mahogany
Body Details: Neck-through construction with mahogany center and mahogany wings
Neck Material: Mahogany
Fingerboard Material: Ebony
Neck Profile: "C" profile
Neck Thickness (IN): .85" (1st fret), .93" (12th fret)
Fingerboard Radius: 10.00"
Nut Width: 1-9/16"
Scale Length: 24 3/4"
Neck Details: Neck-through construction, with 5-piece mahogany/walnut/mahogany neck, bound ebony fretboard, block inlays, and headstock truss rod adjustment. There is a repaired headstock break which has not been touched up. The neck has been refretted.
Electronics: Original Gibson Firebird pickups with patent number stickers, and original electronic components including 3-way toggle switch and volume/tone controls for the neck and bridge pickups. The middle pickup has been removed, rewound, reinstalled, and the braided lead has been replaced. The remainder of the harness is original, and the pot codes date to 1963.
Pickup Measurements: 6.7k (neck), 6.4k (middle), 6.6k (bridge)
Hardware: Original. The pickguard is cracked near a few of the screws, but is secure to the body.
Weight: 8lbs 14oz
Modifications/Repairs: -Repaired headstock break -The middle pickup has been removed, rewound, re-leaded, and reinstalled -The neck has been refretted
Case Details: Original Hardshell Case
Cosmetic Condition: This vintage Gibson Firebird has plenty of nice antiquing, with checking and small dings and dents throughout the glossy finish. The gold hardware has nicely tarnished, and there is additional wear on the back of the body. There is a repaired headstock break which is visible from the front and back, and the back of the neck is glossy and smooth. The neck binding has a split at the fifth fret side dot, but is secure.
Serial Number: 155086
Tech Notes: The guitar plays well with low action and optimal neck relief, and the truss rod is adjustable. The frets are tall with light play wear. The pot codes and serial number date the guitar to 1964.
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