1964 GibsonFirebird I (Transitional) – Sunburst

Finds like this never get old for us, and this 1964 Firebird I with a transitional Platypus headstock is definitely no exception! The “Platypus” style headstock wasn’t rolled out until early 1965 with the introduction of the “Non-Reverse” Firebird, so this showed Gibson was already playing around with new ideas for the model a year after its introduction. To go with this new design, Gibson substituted the standard Banjo style tuners with 6 in-line Klusons for better tuning stability. The resonance of this piece is something to behold, and you can feel every component come together to make this an excellent guitar!

Overall Condition: 8


  • Finish Details: Sunburst, Original, Good Condition, with even playwear throughout, patina, slight but stable crack at the back of the headstock
  • Body Material: Mahogany
  • Neck Material: Mahogany
  • Fretboard Material: Rosewood
  • Neck Profile: Medium C
  • Weight: 6 lbs 14 oz
  • Scale Length: 24-3/4"
  • Pickup Readings: B: 7.24K
  • Electronics: Original, Untouched
  • Hardware: Original, Good Condition, light patina throughout
  • Nut Width: 1-11/16"
  • Includes: Vintage Black Gibson Hardshell Case with gold lining

Sku: G119


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