Gibson / Firebird III / 1964 / Cardinal Red / Guitar For Sale
1964 reverse body Gibson Firebird III in excellent condition, no breaks of course and no repairs or any other issues of any kind. Just as we like them.
Not many have survived the 60’s 70’s 80’s let alone in to the Naughties without some kind of issue which is usually the dreaded headstock break due to bad case design. This one luckily has survived and not only that, it has survived in excellent condition and without any kind of modifications or ‘upgrades’ at all. It is as some people like to call it, a true survivor.
It is a very good weight for a Firebird too having just 3.79 Kg of mass and is not too bad in the balance dept too considering a hefty chuck of that mass belongs with those lovely, original Kluson ‘banjo’ style tuners.
All totally correct or original, even the original pickguard is crack free which is a pleasant surprise. Original frets and fingerboard have zero wear but it has been played a bit as evidenced by the small, minor marks on the back and a few dings around the edges.
Neck on this one is quite chunky but is very comfortable to play and with the zero wear on the frets it plays like new with a good low action and excellent intonation all the way up and down.
2 x original mini humbuckers do their job in their own inimitable way and provide a very cool, bluesy sound that is well balanced and clear. They do not have the ultimate power for the high gain brigade so certain genres of metal may not appreciate this guitar that much…
Original case is in excellent shape, just like the guitar, but does have one end of the handle broken. Please have a good look at all the pics and see for yourself the fine condition this package is in.
It is a very good day and not too often we get one of these guitars in that is so original and un repaired. Come down and try it out and compare it to our beautiful cardinal red ‘64. Both guitars are killer but this one is a fair bit cheaper…
ATB Guitars, UK
Hello we’re ATB Guitars formally known as Atoyboy Guitars
We are one of Europes leading sellers of vintage and rare guitars. We only sell vintage Gibson and Fender electric guitars from 1950 until 1975 and have an extensive inventory to browse in our bricks and mortar store in Cheltenham, UK or in our online web store.
Payment and p/x:
All prices are in UK GBP £ Sterling. Payment can be made by Paypal, bank transfer, cash, or money order cashiers cheque etc.
Should you not be absolutely delighted with your purchase you may return it to Cheltenham, at your own expense, within 7 days from the date of delivery for a full refund. The item must not have been altered or tampered with in any way, and it must arrive in the same condition as it left us.
Postage and shipping:
We ship within the UK by Royal Mail Recorded (small items under 2Kg), TNT or UPS and Worldwide by Royal Mail Airmail Signed For (small under 2Kg) Parcelforce, UPS or FedEx. All shipping prices include expert packing, cartons and packing materials but not insurance which is typically around 2% of items value. Currently approx shipping rates for a single guitar are as follows:
UK excluding Northern Ireland and Highlands £29
Most of mainland Europe £49
Asia £149 - £190
Rest of World including S. America £149 - £275