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Monday, May 5, 2008

1963 Gibson Firebird V

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"This is an early reverse Firebird V, one of 62 made in 1963. The first few reverse bodies were made with a very streamlined, stark appearence...two piece neck through body construction, plain white guard, and more angular body with sleak, slightly thinner, elongated horn. I've never seen another '63 in this condition. This is without a doubt one of the rarest solid body electrics ever shipped by Gibson. Of the few shipped and at least half have received neck breaks that these are prone to so there are probably no more than a couple dozen or so of these that have remained unscathed.. The exclusiveness of this guitar is very close to Flying V and Explorer territory as far as numbers go. It is in superb condition."

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