Message Seller. Gibson Custom Shop Non Reverse Firebird III With P-90 Safe Delivery From Japan. This iconic classic is still going strong - order your Gibson Firebird today and take flight! The Golden Era returns with the Original Collection. Time Travel in Non-Reverse The second version of the Firebird carried the offset platform into new sonic territories. In the wake of Fender’s CBS takeover in ’65, Gibson made its move and unveiled these more Jazzmaster/Jaguar-like non-reverse designs. Shipped From. Each instrument celebrates Gibson’s legacy through accuracy, authenticity and attention to detail. These include iconic models such as 1963 and 1964 Firebird V, 1964 SG Standard, 1965 Non-Reverse Firebird V, 1967 Mahogany Flying V, all with w/Maestro Vibrola, 1963 SG Special with Lightning Bar and the modern Les Paul Special Double Cut. 0 Reviews. Unfortunately, the guitar-buying public did not wholeheartedly agree. Firebird V (non-reverse) Two mini-humbucking pickups, deluxe vibrato, unbound rosewood fretboard, dot fret markers. The genuine mahogany body joined with a mortise and tenon genuine mahogany neck provide the huge, warm, fat tones that can only come from genuine mahogany. Unlike the reverse Firebird I, the nonreverse model came with a Gibson Vibrola tailpiece as standard. Gibson CS Non Reverse Firebird 3 P-90s Sunburst Pilot Run f / s. New (Other) C $5,607.88. Free shipping. With their angular geometry and custom colours, the original line-up of Explorer-like ‘reverse’ Firebirds was intended to tap into the zeitgeist of the forward-thinking, automobile-obsessed younger generation and compete directly with Fender in the popular solidbody market. THIS GUITAR HAS BEEN SOLD!! Gibson Firebird non reverse 2015. lustycourtier Frets: 1796 . 50. One of Gibson’s less heralded 60’s classics, the second-try “non-reverse” Firebird models were lower-priced, simplified versions of the earlier “reverse” body Firebird series guitars. Like the non-reverse Firebird I, this version of the Firebird III came with a Gibson Vibrola as standard. Priced at $189.50, upon its release it was the least expensive instrument in the line-up. Gibson CS Non-Reverse Firebird III with P-90 guitar w/Hard Case japan Excellent. The June 1965 list price was just $189.50, $15 extra for Duco custom colors - the same price as the single pickup reverse body Firebird I two years earlier. Original Tuners . $4,699.00. There was a problem. With its gold-plated hardware – including a ‘leaf-and-lyre’-engraved Deluxe Vibrola, Tune-o-matic bridge, tuners and pickup covers – and triple mini-humbucker configuration, the Firebird VII remained at the top of the pecking order priced at $379.50 (a reduction in price from the $500 ’65 reverse Firebird VII with its bound ebony fretboard and large block inlays). “Here is the ultimate in a solidbody guitar,” reads the Gibson catalogue. And, while never achieving the sales volume of the Les Paul® or SG® the Firebird®remains popular, due to its unique design and versatility with regard to the musical genres it calls home. I got this a few months ago but only got around to gigging it last night for first time. Buy It Now. 2015. The Gibson Firebird® has a more interesting past than most and unlike many iconic guitars e.g. Cole. $239.50 upon release, the Firebird III offered “all the range and versatility you could ask for, plus sharpness in the treble range and depth in the bass”, thanks to its ES-5/Switchmaster-style triple P-90 configuration. From Japan +C $226.93 shipping. Original Sunburst Finish In Very Good Overall Condition With Some Dings, Scratches, And Playwear (See All Photos) There Is Numbering Written On The Back Of The Headstock In Sharpie (See Photos) All Original. Gibson Limited Edition Vintage Copper Firebird Non-Reverse Electric Guitar (with Gig Bag) No longer available at zZounds Featuring non-reverse aesthetics and an attractive copper finish, this axe is a real head-turner. In addition, Gibson continued to provide customers and dealers with a range of 10 Fender-style custom colour options. Future Publishing Limited Quay House, The Ambury, $3,503.71. Pre-Owned. Gibson's guitars, most of which were hollow or semi-hollow designs, seemed old-fashioned. $4,199.00. The Firebird mini-humbuckers feature a solid metal cover. Terms & Conditions | Registered Trademarks, Firebird Custom w/ Ebony Fingerboard Gloss. Bath Original Pickups . Make an Offer. Free shipping . These guitars had the conventional long-body-horn-at-the-top layout. The Gibson Guitar Corporation released several new styles during the 1950s to compete with Fender's solid-body instruments, such as the Telecaster and Stratocaster. Visit our corporate site. There is a scratch on the back of the neck, but it does not affect playability and is shown in one of the photos. C $4,486.33. Free returns. March 2016 in Guitar Reviews. The Gibson Firebird stands alone as one of the truly unique electric guitars in history. $6,034.40. 2012 Gibson Firebird Non Reverse Bass. While the reverse Firebird V features a single-bound rosewood fretboard with trapezoid inlays, the non-reverse version was scaled back with an unbound rosewood ’board and dot inlays (as featured on all non-reverse Firebirds) and its price was reduced in ’65 from $360 to $289.50. The Gibson Custom Shop is the pinnacle of craftsmanship, quality and sound excellence. shipping: + $188.00 shipping . Copyright 2020 Gibson Brands, Inc. All rights reserved. 20+ Joined Reverb. Perhaps the most striking aspect of Gibson's Non-Reverse Firebird is the three coil-tapped P90s, controlled by four push/pull controls and a five-way selector that open a gateway to sonic nirvana. In a recent interview, Mat Koehler, Gibson’s head of product development, told us: “In ’63, after the first [Firebirds] were made, [Gibson president Ted McCarty] was probably thinking, ‘What did I get myself into here? Very Good. With a flat body, unbevelled headstock with regular bass-side right-angled tuners and a glued-in neck they were less costly to produce and, therefore, ultimately cheaper to buy. Behind the scenes, the company has also been embroiled in litigation with Warwick over the rights to the Firebird trademark in the EU, while back in January, Gibson’s Winter NAMM booth included a jaw-dropping wall of ultra-limited reverse and Non-Reverse Custom Shop … It did, however, retain its ‘leaf-and-lyre’-engraved Deluxe Vibrola tailpiece, Tune-o-matic bridge and dual mini-humbuckers. This is a great guitar but I really just haven’t played it much. Considered just too far ahead of its time back in the day, the "reverse-body" Firebird was deleted for a somewhat more traditionally shaped "non-reverse" Firebird in 1965, and remains a rare bird indeed, but the Gibson USA Firebird V brings that radical look and sound back to … The Thunderbird’s electronics, hardware, and layout were left unchanged in the transition. Pre-Owned. © Original. Gibson Brands, Inc. respects your right to privacy. Coupled with higher prices, this contributed to a decline in sales. 10 watchers. From Japan. VINTAGE - This cool 1966 Gibson Firebird V "Non-Reverse" Model solid body electric guitar was the new version of the original Firebird "reverse" body models. Although Gibson retained the same model names, these guitars were a world apart from their reverse-style counterparts…. Viblora VOS Vintage Sunburst direct to your inbox Non-Reverse Firebird I Non-Reverse in a solidbody guitar, reads. 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