1964 GibsonFirebird VII (Reverse) – Sunburst (ex. GE Smith)

This 1964 Gibson Firebird VII in Sunburst was once owned by the great G.E. Smith! You may recognize him as the lead guitarist for Hall and Oates, or most likely as a longtime bandleader for Saturday Night Live. This guitar has certainly been played, and as such needed a refret so that it could keep playing! Other than that, this beauty remains all original and so vibey thanks to its worn in gold hardware and finish checking. 

Overall Condition: 8



  • Finish Details: Sunburst, Original, Great Condition, Some marks and wear, Finish checking throughout
  • Body Material: Mahogany/Walnut Laminate
  • Neck Material: Mahogany
  • Fretboard Material: Ebony
  • Neck Profile: Slim C
  • Weight: 8 lbs 12 oz
  • Scale Length: 24-3/4"
  • Pickup Readings: N: 6.10K M: 3.26K B: 6.47K
  • Electronics: Original
  • Hardware: Original except for frets and nut, Good Condition, Gold plating worn particularly on pickup covers, bridge, and tailpiece, Firebird pickguard logo partially worn away, letters on knobs worn away
  • Nut Width: 1-11/16"
  • Includes: Original Black Hardshell Case with Gold Lining

Sku: G090


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