Gibson Firebird VII 1964 Sunburst

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  • $14,000$17,000

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 VII was the top-of-the-line Firebird and included block inlays, a deluxe vibrato tailpece, and three 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: Last full year with original body orientation. Headstock orientation actually changes before body does in 1965. 

Wood Composition: 
Mahogany body, Mahogany neck, Rosewood fingerboard

Design Elements: Three mini-humbucker pickups, 24 3/4-inch scale length, block inlays, four control knobs, Kluson banjo tuners, deluxe vibrato tailpiece, neck-thru construction with glued on wings

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

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

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