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1964 Gibson Firebird 3
1965 gibson firebird 3

1964 Firebird 3 1964 Gibson Firebird 3

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back body  the neck

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good tone  gibson firebird 3
 Gibson Firebird Guitar


Gibson Firebird I ( 1963 - 1969 )

1965 gibson firebird I NON REVERSE BODYThe Gibson firebird electric guitar is a combination between fender style guitars and the gibson explorers .
 In early 60s gibson firebirds were built to compete with fender electric guitars which at that time were main stream guitars .


In 1963 gibson introduced the gibson firebird I , It had a reverse body shape , one humbucking pick up ,
 no vibrato ,dot inlaid unbound fingerboard and a bar bridge-tailpiece , the firebird I at
that time was the least expensive and was considered the economy model .


In mid 1965 gibson redesigned the gibson firebird I electric guitar with a non reversed body shape
 
( see pic) , 2/ p90 pickups and were discontinued in 1969 .

Vintage Price Value For 2007 :
1963 - 1965 > $6500 to $7500 ( reverse body )
1965 - 1969 > $2500 To $4500 ( non reverse body )


Note : Prices can vary depending on guitar finishes (color). Custom colors can be sold for double the value .

guitar price guideAvg Upward Trend Of 16% a Year since 2000
Non Reverse >
11%


Gibson Firebird III ( 1963 - 1969 )

johnny winter playing on a gibson firebirdDuring the same time gibson also introduced the the firebird III , the guitar featured 2 humbucking pickups ,
 reverse body shape ,three way toggle switch , a bound fingerboard , a bar bridge with compensating ridges and a short gibson vibrola .

In mid 1965 to 1969 the firebird III was redesigned with a non reversed body , and 3 black p 90 pickups

Vintage Price Value For 2007 :
1963 - 1965 > $13 000 to $16 000
( reverse bodies )
1965 - 1969 > $3500 to $5500
( non reversed bodies )

Note : Prices can vary depending on guitar finishes (color). Custom colors can be sold for double the value .

guitar price guideAvg Upward Trend Of 12% a Year since 2000


Gibson Firebird V ( 1963 - 1969 )


The firebird V had crown inlays , 2 humbucking pickups , a tune o matic bridge , gibson deluxe vibrola ,
 and a metal tail piece cover engraved with gibson . These guitars were available in many unique colors such as cardinal red ,
 pelham blue , frost blue , polar white , sunburst ... etc ( mid 1965 to 1969 were redesigned with non reversed bodies and nickel plated hardware )


Guitar Price Value For 2007 :
1963 - 1965 > $16 000 to $21 000 ( reversed bodies )
1965 - 1969 > $3500 to $4500 ( non reversed bodies )

guitar price guideAvg Upward Trend Of 9% a Year since 2000


Gibson Firebird VII ( 1963 - 1969 )

The gibson firebird VII guitar was the only firebird in that era to feature 3 humbucking pickups and gold plated parts ,
the guitar also had a block inlaid ebony fingerbooard . ( mid 1965 to 1969 were redesigned with non reversed bodies )


Vintage Price Value For 2007 :
1963 to 1965 > $15 000 to $18 000
1966 to 1969 > $4500 to $7000

guitar price guideAvg Upward Trend Of 11% a Year since 2000

The guitars above were the original firebird models from gibson , and later on they reintroduced more firebird guitars such as the :


Gibson Firebird V Medallion ( 1972 - 1973 )

The firebird V medallion was a reissue of the original firebird V , It had a reverse body shape , 2 humbuckers ,
 logo embossed on pickup covers and a 2 piece neck . Limited edition ( 366 made ) and had a medallion mounted on the body .


Price Value For 2007 :
1972 - 1973 > $4000 to $5000

guitar price guideAvg Upward Trend Of 8% a Year since 2000


Gibson Firebird 76 ( 1976 - 1978 )

The firebird 76 had a reverse body shape, gold hardware , 2 pickups , an unbound rosewood fingerboard ,
 4 knobs , and straight through banjo tuners with metal buttons . These guitar were made in various colors .


Vintage Price Value For 2007 :
1976 - 1977 > $3500 to $4000 ( white finishes)
1977 - 1978 > $2500 to $3000

guitar price guide(1976 white finish) Avg Upward Trend Of 19% a Year since 2000
1976 - 1978 Avg Upward Trend of 5% a year since 2000


Gibson Firebird V Celebrity Series ( 1991 -1993 )

The firebird V Series had reverse body shapes , gold hardware , white pick guards and 2 humbuckers . ( colors were available only in black )

Vintage Price Value :
1991 - 1993 > $1200 to $1500

guitar price guideAvg Upward Trend Of 5% a Year since 2000

During the past years gibson firebird electric guitars were played by many artists like Johnny Winter ,
 Eric clapton , Paul Mcartney , and many more . The original firebird guitars ( 63-69 ) are very much in demand and sought after by collectors