Gibson / Non Reverse Firebird III / 1965 / Tobacco Sunburst / Guitar For Sale

1965 non-reverse Gibson Firebird III?

Not many survived the 60’s 70’s 80’s let alone into the Naughties without some kind of issue, usually the dreaded headstock break due to bad case design. This one has had some work done on the heel which has resulted in a touch up in that area (very well hidden) and a overspray on the back of the neck but is otherwise in amazing condition, without any kind of modifications or ‘upgrades’ at all. 

The body shows some signs of use. The work on the heel can only really be seen under UV light which shows the extremely well done touch up. Other than that there are a few dinks but nothing that really detracts from the look of this guitar. 

Neck on this one is very comfortable to play. There is no real wear to the back or the fretboard, the original frets have plenty of life left in them. There is no sign of any headstock breaks.

The pickguard shows signs of shrinkage and a minor crack near a screw but otherwise is in one piece.

The hardware is in good condition. You'll notice that the bridge is chrome and the maestro is nickel. This was a transitional period for Gibson so it's common to find this combination at this time.

Electrically everything looks to be correct though there are signs that some solder has been reflowed. The pots read week 39 of 1965.

The trio of P90s do their job in their own inimitable way and provide a very cool, bluesy sound that is well balanced and clear. 

Original case is in excellent shape, 

Not many of these have survived the ravages of time. This one might have had a minor repair but is in stunning condition and would make a fine addition to any collection.

ATB Guitars, UK  

Contact name:
Mike Long
Vintage Gibson, Fender and Martin from 1940's-1970's
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Hello we’re ATB 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.

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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.

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