Gibson / Firebird '76 Bicentennial Sunburst Upgraded / 1976 / Guitar

This Gibson Firebird '76 Bicentennial was made in 1976 and has the Firebird logo on the pickguard in the red, white & blue of America. The revolutionary design with the "reverse" headstock and body was created by Ray Dietrich and was originally introduced in 1963 as Gibson's first neck-through design. The traditional 9-ply mahogany / walnut neck-through design provides a rich, warm sound and incredible sustain. Although Gibson's reissue was fairly accurate, it lacks some essential features that complete the Firebird. That's why the previous owner put a vintage gold-plated vibrola on it. The key has also been replaced by a rosewood key with trapezoid inlays. As a result, the neck is has some light overspray. The pickups are Pat. numbers and have an output of 6.04 (neck) and 6.08 (bridge) and, just like the electronics, are completely original. The pickups are clear and give that tele-like spank, with the mids of a humbucker with which you can tear nicely. These are not the ceramic mini humbuckers that hide the whole character of a Firebird. Specifications Model: Firebird Finish: Sunburst Body Material: 9-ply mahogany/walnut neck-through with mahogany wings Top Material: None Lefty No Body Details: White firebird pickguard Neck Material: 9-ply Mahogany/Walnut Neck Profile: Round D-profile Fingerboard Material: Rosewood Fingerboard Radius: 12” Neck Details: Acrylic Trapezoid position markers, creme fingerboard bindings Nutwidth: 42 mm - 1 5/8" Scale Length: 628.7 mm - 24 3/4" Bridge: Tune-o-matic Tailpiece: Gold-plated vibrola Pickups: Firebird Pat. Nr. Mini Humbuckers Tuners: Banjo tuners Controls: 2x Volume, 2x Tone Weight: 4.04kg Condition: Good Cosmetic Condition: Deeper traces of use, including a ding on the headstock. Shallow buckle rash on the back. Modifications/, Repairs: Overspay on the neck, Vibrola installed, fretboard replaced. Tech Notes: None Travels in: Original hardshell case Accessories: None
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The Fellowship Of Acoustics, Netherlands  

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The Fellowship of Acoustics
Martin, Gibson, Fender, Vintage Guitars, Santa Cruz, PRS, Collings, Rozawood, etc..
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I have always been opposed to being trapped into a job eight hours a day to purchase the free time to do what I enjoy. That’s why i started the Fellowship of Acoustics. The fellowship of acoustics was founded by Rudi Bults, Guitarist and obsessed with tone and wood. The idea was offering real expertise when trading and selling the finest instruments in the world from our showroom in Bergentheim, Netherlands. Helping others find the right tools and enjoying an atmosphere that’s unhurried, honest and informative that’s my go. We are nothing like the "supermarket" style music stores, but specialize in string-things only. We are widely known for Flattop guitars but also sell electric, mandolins & banjo’s, amps, parts, and accessories. Our store has earned the reputation for being a great place to shop for the best products and service.
It is our hope that this new website - much more than a list of "gear" for sale - will serve as an example of our commitment to offering a more personal approach, a friendly atmosphere, and an ultimately more satisfying experience for our friends and customers.
If you have any questions just dial +31-523-232205 or e-mail My name is Rudi Bults, and I’m always here to help out. Wherever possible, we would recommend that you visit our store and experience our instruments and service first hand. However, because of our high standards you can be confident of ordering online from us. We hope you enjoy your visit to our site, and welcome your feedback.


We do speak English, Dutch and German! Feel free to call in any of these languages and ask your questions! Call 0031-523-232205




We LOVE Guitars, and buy and trade for most stringed instruments. But we also do consignment, make appraisals for insurance or put you on our watch list. Please check the Buying & Trading page for details.
The Fellowship of Acoustics BV
Kanaalweg oost 36
7691CE Bergentheim
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