1964 Gib­son Firebird VII

Guitarist - - Classicgear -

1. SE­RIAL NUM­BER

Six dig­its on back of head­stock; no ‘Made In USA’ stamp

2. HEAD­STOCK

‘Re­verse’ di­rec­tion; bev­elled edge

3. HARD­WARE

Gold-plated Klu­son ban­jostyle tuners, pickup cov­ers, pickup sur­rounds, tune-omatic bridge,‘leaf-and-lyre’ Deluxe vi­brato, jack socket nut/washer, pickup se­lec­tor washer, strap but­tons and pick­guard screws

4. NECK

Ma­hogany two-piece through-neck; bound 22 jumbo fret ebony fin­ger­board with pearl block in­lays; 24 ¾” scale; 1 11/16” nut width

5. PLAS­TICS

White plas­tic pickup se­lec­tor switch; gold­painted logo on black truss rod cover; three-ply (white/black/white) pick­guard with bev­elled edge and red en­graved Firebird logo; 4x flared gold­base bon­net knobs with metal tone/vol­ume caps

6. PICK­UPS

Three dual bar mag­net Firebird mini-hum­buck­ers, (“Pa­tent No. 2,737,842”); tighter, punchier sound than reg­u­lar mini­hum­buck­ers; two vol­ume and tone pots; front load­ing jack socket

7. BODY

‘Re­verse’-style sim­i­lar to Gib­son Ex­plorer with ex­tended treble horn and lower base bout; ma­hogany side wings glued onto through-neck; raised mid­dle sec­tion; stan­dard sun­burst fin­ish Thanks to ATB Gui­tars in Chel­tenham

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