This fabulous Firebird III made by Gibson in 1964 comes to us from noted Session Guitarist & Composer Lyle Workman(Todd Rundgren, Sting, Beck, Superbad, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Good Boys). All original, great playing, awesome sounding, & Very Good Condition. Will ship in newer Gibson Case, but OHSC is also included (shown in pics). Currently outfitted with a Tone Pros Bridge - original bridge included in case.
Overview : 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 III used chrome hardware, a bound neck with dot inlays, a "short" Maestro vibrato tailpiece, and two Firebird pickups -- not to be confused with more standard "mini-humbuckers" that Gibson would use later on Les Paul Deluxe models. By mid-1965, Gibson changed the Firebird (as well as its counterpart Thunderbird bass) to a more traditional "non-reversed" body shape.
Notable Firebird Players: Johnny Winter, Allen Collins, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton