1965 Gibson Firebird 1 Non Reverse


Same owner the last 12 years, largely unplayed & in excellent original condition with the exception of replaced tuners

Mahogany set-neck construction with unbound rosewood fingerboard. Mother of pearl dot markers.the original Tobacco sunburst nitrocellulose lacquer finish is in excellent condition

Two original & very powerful P-90 pickups, pickup selector switch, individual volume and tone controls. Ridged stop bar bridge, short Vibrola unit

Guitar is complete with excellent condition & original hardshell case

Gibson started producing the Firebird in 1963 as the ‘reverse’ model but by 1965 sales were slow and Fender was suing for copyright infringement, so the guitar was basically turned around producing these ‘non-reverse’ models, these guitars were produced without interruption until 1969 when the line was discontinued. The Reverse models used a neck-though design, while the non-reverse feature a set-in neck.