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INSANE PHIL X!! 1963 Gibson Firebird III 01018

INSANE PHIL X!! 1963 Gibson Firebird III 01018

of just 272 of the first year Firebird lll model, this guitar weighs just 8.00 lbs. and has a nice, fat nut width of just over 1 11/16 inches and a standard Gibson scale length of 24 3/4 inches. Solid mahogany body, mahogany, neck, and bound rosewood fretboard with 22 jumbo frets and inlaid pearl dot position markers. Headstock with gold-painted "Gibson" logo on black plastic truss-rod cover. Individual Gibson Banjo-style tuners with rearwards metal tulip-shaped buttons. Two "patent number" mini-humbuckers with outputs of 6.57k and 6.72k. Earliest style three-layer (white/black/white) plastic pickguard (without "Firebird" emblem). Four controls (two volume, two tone) plus three-way selector switch. Gold plastic bell-shaped knobs with metal tops. Combination bar bridge/tailpiece with pre-set ridges and factory Gibson short Vibrola tailpiece with flat arm. All parts nickel-plated. The pots are dated "137 63 43" (CTS Oct 1963). This is one of the very earliest examples with a two-piece full length neck and a convex heel which blends into the body. Also there is no 'Firebird' emblem on the three-layer plastic pickguard. Housed in the original Gibson black hardshell case with yellow plush lining (8.75).

Uploaded to YouTube: December 1, 2009

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