Epiphone 1963 Firebird I Electric Guitar (with Hard Case)

Complete with a 9-ply neck-through body, Epiphone 1963 Firebird I features a single Gibson USA Firebird mini humbucker and banjo-style tuners.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
9-ply mahogany and walnut through neck Excellent sustain and resonance
Firebird Mini humbucker pickup Classic Firebird tone: plenty of punch and clarity
Laurel fingerboard Chocolate hue; similar feel and tone to rosewood
Wraparound tailpiece Hard tail w/ string wrap-around; better intonation

Epiphone and the Gibson Custom Shop have teamed up again to create the Inspired by Gibson Custom 1963 Firebird I -- an authentic replica of the guitar designed by legendary automotive designer Ray Dietrich. When it was launched in 1963, the Firebird was Gibson's first neck-through-body model, and it went on to be used by players in a wide range of genres, including blues legend Johnny Winter, Keith Richards and Brian Jones of The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, and Phil Manzanera of Roxy Music, to name a few.

The Epiphone Inspired by Gibson Custom 1963 Firebird I delivers vintage Firebird specifications at an accessible price, including a 9-ply neck-through-body made of mahogany and walnut with mahogany body wings to either side. Kluson planetary geared "banjo" tuners anchor the strings at the headstock, while a Wraparound Lightning Bar bridge holds things down at the other end and ensures exceptional sustain. While in keeping with the vintage 1963 Firebird I's stripped-down specifications, the electronics are also premium and include a Gibson USA Firebird mini humbucker pickup with Alnico 5 magnets, CTS potentiometers, a Mallory capacitor, and a Switchcraft 1/4" output jack, giving this remarkable recreation not only the look but the sound of a classic Firebird I. An Epiphone Inspired by Gibson Custom hardshell case is also included.


Shape: Firebird
Material: 9-ply Mahogany/Walnut Neck-Through
Side: Mahogany Wings


Neck: 9-ply Mahogany/Walnut
Profile: 1963 Firebird
Nut width: 43mm
Fingerboard: Indian Laurel
Scale Length: 628.65mm
Number of frets: 22
Nut: Graph Tech
Inlay: Mother of Pearl Dot


Bridge: Waraparound Lightning Bar
Knobs: Gold with Silver Reflectors
Tailpiece: N/A
Tuners: Kluson "Banjo-style" Planetary
Plating: Nickel


Neck pickup: N/A
Bridge pickup: Gibson USA Firebird Mini Humbucker with Alnico 5 magnet
Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone, Hand-wired with CTS Potentiometers

Case: Hardshell Case
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Heather Poly
Shipping Weight: 26.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 51 x 19 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): EIGC63FB1HEPNH1
Inverness Green
Shipping Weight: 26 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 50 x 19 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): EIGC63FB1IVGNH1
Blemished, Inverness Green
Shipping Weight: 24 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 33 x 18 x 14 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): EIGC63FB1IVGNH1
Silver Mist
Shipping Weight: 25.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 51 x 19 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): EIGC63FB1SIMNH1

In order to continually improve the design, quality, and performance of Epiphone's products and instruments and to make use of the best materials at all times, Epiphone reserves the right to change specifications without notice.

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-4GIBSON
Web: https://www.epiphone.com/en-US/Support/Contact

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