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Epiphone 1963 Firebird I Heather Poly (467)

Epiphone and Gibson™ Custom have teamed up again to create the Inspired by Gibson Custom 1963 Firebird I – an authentic replica of the guitar designed by legendary automotive designer Ray Dietrich. When it was launched in 1963, the Firebird™ was Gibson’s first neck-through-body model, and it went on to be used by players in a wide range of genres, including blues legend Johnny Winter, Keith Richards and Brian Jones of The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, and Phil Manzanera of Roxy Music, to name a few.

The Epiphone Inspired by Gibson Custom 1963 Firebird I delivers vintage Firebird specifications at an accessible price, including a 9-ply neck-through-body made of mahogany and walnut with mahogany body wings to either side. Kluson® planetary geared “banjo” tuners anchor the strings at the headstock, while a Wraparound Lightning Bar bridge holds things down at the other end and ensures exceptional sustain. While in keeping with the vintage 1963 Firebird I’s stripped-down specifications, the electronics are also premium and include a Gibson USA Firebird mini humbucker™ pickup with Alnico 5 magnets, CTS® potentiometers, a Mallory™ capacitor, and a Switchcraft® 1/4” output jack, giving this remarkable recreation not only the look but the sound of a classic Firebird I. An Epiphone Inspired by Gibson Custom hardshell case is also included.

Body Style:Firebird
Body Shape:Firebird
Body Material:9-ply Mahogany/Walnut Neck-Through
Side:Mahogany Wings
Body Finish:Gloss
Profile:1963 Firebird
Scale Length:628.65 mm / 24.75 in
Fingerboard Material:Indian Laurel
Fingerboard Radius:304.8 mm / 12 in
Fret Count:22
Frets:Medium Jumbo
Nut Material:Graph Tech
Nut Width:43.0 mm / 1.692 in
Inlays:Mother of Pearl Dot
Joint:Neck-Through-Body Construction
Bridge:Wraparound Lightning Bar
Tuning Machines:Kluson "Banjo-style" Planetary
Pickguard:3-ply White; Firebird Logo Hotstamp in Red
Truss Rod:Dual Action
Truss Rod Cover: Black with Epiphone Logo in Gold
Control Knobs:Gold with Silver Reflectors
Control Covers:Black with Inspired by Gibson Custom Hotstamped Logo
Strap Buttons:3 - Bottom, Shoulder, and Neck Heel - Historic Firebird Strap Button Placement Locations
Mounting Rings:Nickel
Bridge Pickup:Gibson USA Firebird Mini Humbucker with Alnico 5 Magnets
Controls:Master Volume, Master Tone, Hand-wired with CTS Potentiometers and a Mallory Capacitor
Output Jack:1/4"Switchcraft
Strings Gauge:.010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046
Case:Hardshell Case