1976 Gibson Firebird
1976 Gibson Firebird

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An oh-so-cool and relatively unusual black and gold reverse-bodied Bicentennial Firebird from 1976 (released by Gibson to celebrate 200 years of American independence from the UK in 1776). The guitar is all original except for the switch tip. The Bicentennial model has the distinctive blue and red phoenix on the white scratchplate with the ‘76’ graphic and stars. The ’00’ serial number dates to 1976 (Bicentennials were made 1976-78), so this is the most collectible of the breed. Other distinctive features are the neck-through body construction, banjo tuners and the Firebird’s unique mini humbucking pickups. The guitar is nice and light at 8lbs 7oz with very little playwear – just a few minor nicks, dings and scratches to add character. There are no breaks or structural issues. These ‘Birds are very hard to find in great condition at a reasonable price.

  • Reverse body shape
  • Black finish
  • Mahogany through-neck with mahogany body ‘wings’
  • Rosewood unbound fingerboard with 22 frets and dot markers
  • Scale length 24¾”
  • Gold hardware
  • Original ‘banjo’ tuners
  • Original white scratchplate with Bicentennial Firebird logo
  • Original Firebird mini humbucking pickups
  • Original knobs, strap buttons, jack socket
  • Original bridge and tailpiece
  • New Gibson hardshell case
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