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Overview

Gibson launched the Firebird design in 1963 with four main models: the Firebird I, II, V, and VII. Each was distinguished by different pickup and hardware configurations, though they all shared thru-body construction and a unique "reversed" body shape with a large lower horn. The Firebird III in specific used chrome hardware, a vibrato tailpece, and two mini-humbucker pickups. By mid-1965, Gibson changed the Firebird (as well as its counterpart Thunderbird bass) to a more traditional "non-reversed" body shape.  

Years of Production: 
1963 - 1970

Body Style: 
Double cutaway solidbody

Unique to this Year: First full year with new pickup and body configuration.

Wood Composition: 
Mahogany body, Mahogany neck, Rosewood fingerboard

Design Elements: Three P-90 pickups, 24 3/4-inch scale length, dot inlays, four control knobs, Kluson banjo tuners, vibrato tailpiece, glued neck, Firebird emblem

Finish Specifications: Sunburst was the standard finish for the Firebird III.

Notable Firebird Players: Johnny Winter, Allen Collins, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton

Product Specs

Brand
Model
  • Firebird III
Finish
  • Sunburst
Year
  • 1966
Made In
  • United States
Categories
Body Features
  • Offset
Body Type
  • Solid Body
Number of Strings
  • 6 String
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
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