Description

Now here's a rare "bird" up for consideration a 100% original 1964 Gibson Firebird V with the original hard shell case...WOW!!! Sporting a pair of Gibson PAT. NO. mini-humbuckers and the classic Gibson Maestro Lyre tremolo!

She's been played and loved on in her life, and it shows it, with 58 years of authentic "relic-ing" :)

As is the case with most Firebirds, this example has signs of stress at the transition from the headstock to the neck. There was never a complete break, and the area did receive professional attention - a bit of glue, which shows up on the treble side of the neck under a blacklight. There is no finish overspray and the area is 100% stable. With just 510 made in 1964, the reverse Firebird V is a rare guitar and this one being 100% original just adds to it's rarity and makes her very desirable indeed.

Shipping for this instrument will be negotiated with the buyer. I must insist on overnight shipping so it is not subject to abuse in the hands of the shipper. The cost will be relatively significant. Overseas shipping options may be limited or non existent.
Color: Tobacco Burst
Weight: 8lbs 8oz
Body: Mahogany
Neck: Mahogany
Neck Profile: D
Fretboard: Ebony
Inlay: Pearloid
Frets: Medium Wide
Fret count: 22
Nut material: original
Nut width: 1.682
Scale: 24 3/4
Radius: 12"
Neck thickness at 1st fret: 0.791
Neck thickness at 7th fret: 0.876
Neck thickness at 12th fret: 0.954
Hardware: original
Neck pickup: original Gibson Pat. number mini-humbucker 7.03
Bridge pickup: original Gibson Pat. number mini-humbucker 6.53
Pickguard: original
Bridge: original ABR-1
Tuners: original
Switch: original
Pots: original
Case: original hard case

Mahar's Vintage Guitars

Mahar's Vintage Guitars

1964
Gibson
Very Good
Tobacco Burst
Original Hard
$13,995
Mahar's Vintage Guitars
Chuck Mahar
530-570-1525
Online Only
11:07 AM
Monday through Friday, 9am-4pm. Usually available always, sometimes not so much, even at other times on other days.

Buyer to pay prior to shipment via Paypal, wire transfer, credit card or other electronic means. Payment must clear before shipping. Certified checks and trades are accepted, however checks must clear before we will ship and trades must be received here and evaluated prior to shipment of our item.

All orders ship within three business days of the receipt of an order, usually faster. Tracking information will be automatically forwarded to all buyers. Buyers must retain all shipping materials in the event a return is necessary.

Returns accepted if the purchaser responds within 48 hours of receipt of an item and there is a discrepancy relating to the condition or originality of an item. Returns are not accepted for items that do not meet the needs or sonic tastes of clients due to the subjective nature, unless such concern is stated prior to the purchase. Any return for reasons other than incorrect advertising of condition or originality on the part of Mahar's Vintage Guitars shall be the responsibility of the buyer, which shall result in the buyer paying all shipping costs (to and from) their location.