1963 GibsonFirebird III (Reverse) – Cherry

This is a remarkable first year 1963 Gibson Firebird III in Cherry! Gibson began releasing “radical” shaped guitars with the Flying V and Explorer in the late 1950s, but the run was short lived. Just five years later, Gibson would try again with a new winged, neck-through design in various tiers; the Firebird. Masterminded by automotive veteran Ray Dietrich, the overall form was said to evoke tail fins popular on cars in the late 1950s and early 1960s. This Reverse Firebird III is in great shape, and still has a ton of vibrancy left in its Cherry finish. Two well-balanced mini humbuckers give this guitar an incredible tone with dynamic highs, thumping lows, and everything in between. The neck profile offers exceptional control and feel. Plus, these original, larger frets help to make playing an easy experience too!

Overall Condition: 8.5, mild edge wear, still extremely bright!


  • Finish Details: Cherry, Original, Excellent Condition
  • Body Material: Mahogany
  • Neck Material: Mahogany
  • Fretboard Material: Rosewood
  • Neck Profile: Medium C
  • Weight: 8 lbs 6 oz
  • Scale Length: 24.75"
  • Pickup Readings: N: 6.36K B: 6.35K
  • Electronics: Original, Untouched
  • Hardware: Very Good, patina evenly on all metal components
  • Nut Width: 1-11/16"
  • Includes: Original Black Hardshell Case with gold lining

Sku: G024


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