Gibson / Firebird VII / 1964 / Sunburst / Guitar

A rare and beautiful guitar. You do not see many original 1964 Gibson Firebird VII’s out there, Gibson never made a lot of this flagship model and to get one that has survived without a headstock repair from that ‘coffin of death’ case is rare and unfortunately, this is not one of them…

The good news is the repair is one of the best pieces of repair work I have seen and if you look at the pictures you can see it has been very expertly blended in and does not look that bad. You can not in fact feel it at all. It has not been refinished and you do have to look a quite closely to see it - have a look at the pictures in the Gallery section and you will see exactly what I mean.

Other good news is everything else on this uber cool guitar is all correct and it plays and looks fantastic. Slick ebony fingerboard with original frets. Fast, low action and 3 x mini humbuckers that give a credible Strat impression in the middle position. Very cool for funk.

Original case is in very good condition but does have the usual broken handle that is currently sporting a temporary repair. Guitar also comes with a modernish Gibson 90’s Firebird case that you can use to take this on the road if you wish. Guitar was recently purchased from a talented, young blues player and this is what he used when he took it to sessions or gigs etc…

This superb Firebird VII, in this condition, would be a 20k guitar if it didn’t have the usual repair so I do think it is a pretty reasonable deal at just under 9k…

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ATB Guitars, UK  

Contact name:
Mike Long
Vintage Gibson, Fender and Martin from 1940's-1970's
Opening hours:
24 hours

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
U.S.A. £129
Asia £149 - £190
Rest of World including S. America £149 - £275


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