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Details about  '65 Gibson Non-Reverse Firebird V Ultra Rare Vintage Guitar with Original Case

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'65 Gibson Non-Reverse Firebird V Ultra Rare Vintage Guitar with Original Case
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Near mint condition

Dec 16, 2013
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US $13,999.99
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Woodridge, Illinois, United States


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Seller Notes: Near mint condition

Firebird V



Body Type: Solid

MOST COLLECTORS HAVE NEVER EVEN SEEN ONE OF THESE! Behold one of the rarest of all Gibson solid body electric guitars. There were only about 350 Non-Reverse Firebird V's produced in 1965!

(Serial Number 509382) This model features a mahogany body, set mahogany neck, 24.75 scale neck, rosewood fingerboard, mother of pearl dot inlays, tune-o-matic ABR-1 bridge, 2 mini humbuckers, engraved Maestro 'Lyre' Vibrola Tailpiece, Kluson deluxe tuners, engraved pickguard, Bonnet knobs with metals caps ("reflector" knobs), vintage sunburst finish & original hardshell case. To find this model in any condition is rare...this guitar is in near mint condition. There is no 'checking' on the body or neck. There is almost no wear on the frets or fingerboard. The original hardshell case is in good condition. The latches are all in working order. The outside corner of the case has been repaired. To collectors and players, the Firebird V is 'The one to own'. Unlilke the I & II with single coils and the stud/bridge tailpiece, the Firebird V has the tune-o-matic and mini-humbuckers, and unlike VII you can use both neck and bridge pick-ups in combination. This also the very first year of the non-reverse model and it's estimated that approximately only 100 of these guitars remain in existence! This particular guitar has a resonance like no other, it sings when you play it. Acoustically, you can feel the entire instrument vibrate in your hands. Plugged in is almost unbelieveable, you'd have to hear it for yourself to believe it. This guitar is so rare it's become one of Gibson's 'Holy Grail' guitars and was a custom shop re-issue in 2011. The guitar and case will be safely packed and shipped. Buyer is to pay shipping to anywhere in the US. Insurance is included in the shipping charge. The parcel dimensions are 8"x19"x48" and weighs 30 pounds. The package will be shipped from zip code 60585. Please go to UPS.com, enter your address and get an approximate shipping quote. Local Plainfield, IL pickup is always welcome. Please contact me if you have any questions or you'd like to see more photos. Thanks for your interest! Payment through PAYPAL is due within 3 days of auction end. Items will be shipped within 48 hours after payment is received. I do my best to describe items accurately. If I mistakenly misrepresent something in the auction, please contact me to discuss return options. I will leave feedback for you, so kindly please do the same for me. THANKS AGAIN!

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