Gibson Firebird III Non-Reverse 1965 - 1969

Gibson Firebird III Non-Reverse 1965 - 1969

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Overview

Mid-1965 saw a total redesign of the entire Gibson Firebird series of guitars, switching to a more traditional "non-reverse" body shape, much simpler construction, some pickup and hardware changes, and the introduction of far more custom colors than were available on the original run.

The early Firebirds used a complex neck-through-body design, but the new models went with a more traditional set-neck and were significantly lighter, easier to build, and came in at a lower price than the first Firebird design.

The "Non-Reverse" Firebird III features a trio of P-90 pickups, short vibrola tailpiece, and an unbound neck with dot inlays. While Sunburst was the standard, most common finish, vibrant custom colors can be had for a premium price.

Note: A large number of Firebirds have had broken headstocks repaired -- for pricing purposes, we encourage all sellers (and edit when necessary) to use "Good" condition or below when these guitars have had repaired headstock cracks or breaks.

Product Specs

Brand
Model
  • Firebird III Non-Reverse
Finish
  • Cardinal Red
  • Cherry
  • Frost Blue
  • Inverness Green
  • Pelham Blue
  • Polaris White
  • Sparkling Burgundy
  • Sunburst
Year
  • 1965 - 1969
Made In
  • United States
Categories
Body Material
  • Mahogany
Body Shape
  • Double Cutaway
Body Type
  • Solid Body
Bridge/Tailpiece Type
  • Tremolo Tailpiece
Color Family
  • Blue
  • Brown
  • Green
  • Red
  • Sunburst
  • White
Fretboard Material
  • Rosewood
Model Family
  • Gibson Firebird
Model Sub-Family
  • Gibson Firebird III Non Reverse
Neck Material
  • Mahogany
Number of Frets
  • 22
Number of Strings
  • 6-String
Offset Body
  • Yes
Pickup Configuration
  • HHH
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Scale Length
  • 24.75"
Wood Top Style
  • Plain

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