1965 Gibson non-reverse Firebird V in its original Sunburst finish and original rare nickel plated Firebird pickups. It has a good playing neck with worn, but good frets. It's all original and 100% complete with the exception of the tremolo arm. It even has its original hardshell case with one broken latch. There are some cracks in the top that run over the bottom edge of the body. These cracks are not a threat to the structural integrity of this guitar as they are only in the thin wood on the underside of the control cavity. The pickguard appears to have been painted at one time, as the underside has residue, and the top of the pickguard has been scrubbed with something abrasive which also removed the Firebird symbol. The symbol has been redrawn in blue ink. There are nicks + dings, finish checking, light belt buckle wear, and other cosmetic wear. All electronics work and sound great. There were some solder joints that were redone at some point in time. The headstock is very secure as it has never had a headstock break or crack.
For customers in the United States we accept Mastercard, Visa, Discover, and American Express cards for payment, as well as bank wire transfers, Paypal, postal money orders, Western Union, or personal checks (we must wait about 2 weeks for the checks to clear before shipping the item). For international customers, we can accept Paypal, a bank wire transfer, or Western Union. If paying with a credit card please call us with your payment information at 618-201-5848 and we can usually ship the guitar out the same day.
Our guitars are usually packed the same business day that we receive payment. We take the utmost care when packing our guitars and basses to assure that they arrive safely. We detune all guitars so that there is no tension on the neck, then the guitar is packed inside the case so that it does not move during shipment. After the guitar is safely packaged inside the case we wrap the case with several layers of half-inch tall bubble wrap. After the guitar is wrapped it is placed into one of our custom-made double-walled cardboard boxes of the appropriate size. We then use packing peanuts or packing paper to fill any negative space in the box so that the guitar is secured with several inches of padding and does not move around. This way, even if the guitar is mishandled during shipment, it will arrive safe and sound. Our guitars are usually shipped the same business day that we receive payment. Most of our guitars are shipped UPS, and items are always fully insured. If you would like a guitar shipped with FedEx or USPS, please let us know and we can accommodate your needs. Because of insurance the price of shipping will vary, so please email us for an exact shipping quote. Shipping for most guitars will be around $50.
If you feel that we have misrepresented anything, please contact us within 48 hours, and ship the guitar back to us. After we receive the guitar and it is in the same condition as when it was sold, we will give you a full refund minus the shipping charges.