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Epiphone 1963 Firebird I - Heather Poly 23111524392

Made in Collaboration With Gibson Custom

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
  • Shape: Firebird
  • Material: 9-ply Mahogany/Walnut Neck-Through
  • Side: Mahogany Wings
  • Finish: Gloss

Neck:

  • Profile: 1963 Firebird
  • Scale Length: 628.65 mm / 24.75 in
  • Material: 9-ply Mahogany/Walnut
  • Fingerboard Material: Indian Laurel
  • Fingerboard Radius: 304.8 mm / 12 in
  • Number of Frets: 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

Hardware:

  • Finish: Nickel
  • 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


Electronics:

  • 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


Miscellaneous:

  • Strings Gauge: .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046
  • Case: Hardshell Case

Weight: 7.6 lbs