Epiphone 1963 Firebird I Electric Guitar in Heather Poly

Brand: Epiphone
SKU: 8500688

$2,389.00

Epiphone and Gibson Custom Shop have teamed up once again to create the Inspired by Gibson Custom 1963 Firebird I – an authentic replica of the guitar designed by legendary automotive designer Ray Dietrich. The Firebird™ was introduced in 1963, and was Gibson’s first neck-through body model, and went on to be used by players in a wide range of genres, including blues legend Johnny Winter, Keith Richards and Brian Jones of The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, and Phil Manzanera of Roxy Music, to name a few.

Available to backorder

Description

The Epiphone Inspired by Gibson Custom 1963 Firebird I offers vintage Firebird specs with a 9-ply through-body mahogany and walnut neck and mahogany body wings on both sides at an affordable price. A planetary geared Kluson® "banjo" tuners anchor the strings to the headstock, while a wraparound lightning bar bridge on the other end holds the strings in place and provides excellent sustain. While in keeping with the vintage 1963 Firebird I’s stripped-down specifications, but the electronics are premium quality with Gibson USA Firebird Mini Humbucker™ pickup with Alnico 5 magnets, CTS® potentiometers, Mallory™ capacitor, and Switchcraft ® 1/4 output jack, giving this remarkable recreation not only the look but the sound of a classic Firebird I. An Epiphone Inspired by Gibson Custom hardshell case is also included.

Specifications

Body

Shape: Firebird
Material: 9-ply Mahogany/Walnut Neck-Through
Side: Mahogany Wings

Neck
Neck: 9-ply Mahogany/Walnut
Profile: 1963 Firebird
Nut width: 43mm
Fingerboard: Indian Laurel
Scale length: 628.65mm
Number of frets: 22
Nut: Graph Tech
Inlay: Mother of Pearl Dot

Hardware

Bridge: Wraparound Lightning Bar
Knobs: Gold with Silver Reflectors
Tailpiece: N/A
Tuners: Kluson "Banjo-style" Planetary
Plating: Nickel

Electronics

Neck pickup: N/A
Bridge pickup: Gibson USA Firebird Mini Humbucker with Alnico 5 Magnets
Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone, Hand-wired with CTS Potentiometers

Case - Hardshell Case

Additional information

Weight 5 kg
Dimensions 45 × 20 × 120 cm
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