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Epiphone 1963 Firebird I Electric Guitar Silver Mist

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Overview

Iconic style meets vintage tone in an affordable Firebird.

The Epiphone Inspired by Gibson Custom 1963 Firebird I electric guitar brings back the legendary design and sound of Gibson's first neck-through guitar model. Crafted as an homage to the 1963 original conceived by iconic car designer Ray Dietrich, this affordable Firebird delivers vintage vibe and tone without the premium vintage price tag. The Epiphone 1963 Firebird I features premium construction, with a 9-ply neck-through-body of mahogany and walnut, along with period-accurate specs like banjo tuners and a wraparound bridge. While visually stripped-down like the '63 Firebird I, the electronics are also superb, with a Gibson Firebird mini-humbucker to recreate that unmistakable tone. The 1963 Firebird I helped define the sound of blues and rock icons and now Epiphone puts vintage Firebird style and sound into your hands.

Iconic Body Design Crafted with Vintage Accuracy

With its sleek, pointed cutaways and offset body shape, the Firebird design makes a bold visual statement. This inspired recreation stays true to the original specs, with a 9-ply neck-through-body of mahogany and walnut. The mahogany body wings on either side provide resonant sustain and articulate tone. Vintage-style banjo tuners anchor the strings, while a wraparound bridge provides excellent sustain and intonation. The fast-playing slim-taper "D" profile neck has a rosewood fingerboard and pearloid dot inlays. The deep double cutaways give you easy access to the highest frets for solos. Visually, the 1963 Firebird I nails the stripped-down vibe of the original, ready to blaze your own sound.

With a Slim Taper Neck, Comfort Meets Playability

The Epiphone 1963 Firebird I sports a slim taper neck profile that feels fast and smooth along the rosewood fingerboard. Its compact 1.693" nut width enhances comfort while the 12" fingerboard radius makes string-bending a breeze. Vintage-style pearloid dot inlays provide eye-catching visual flair. Whether you're a vintage enthusiast or new to the Firebird, you'll appreciate how its slim neck promotes fluid lead work and silky chording.

Authentic Firebird Electronics and Hardware

The 1963 Firebird I keeps the vintage vibe going with the electronics and hardware. It features a powerful Gibson Firebird mini-humbucker pickup with Alnico 5 magnets, modeled after the original. The premium wiring includes CTS potentiometers and a Mallory capacitor for enhanced clarity and definition. A Switchcraft output jack and Tune-o-matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece round out the hardware. Combined with the resonant tonewoods, these components let your playing shine with organic tube-amp warmth or sparkling clean tones. Dial in treble bite or smooth warmth with the single volume and tone knobs. The 1963 Firebird I gives you legendary sound in an affordable package.

Vintage-Style Hardware for Authentic Feel

The Epiphone 1963 Firebird I comes loaded with hardware to give you the true vibe of a vintage instrument. It has vintage reproduction Kluson banjo-style tuners to anchor the strings to the headstock. The classic non-adjustable Wraparound Lightning Bar bridge provides excellent resonance and sustain. The electronics also use traditional components like CTS potentiometers, Mallory capacitors and a Switchcraft jack for authentic tone shaping. Every hardware detail on the Epiphone 1963 Firebird I guitar was carefully considered to capture the magic of the original.

Features

  • Neck-through-body mahogany and walnut construction with mahogany wings
  • 1963 Firebird neck profile with Indian laurel fingerboardGibson USA Firebird mini humbucker pickup
  • 1x Gibson USA Firebird mini humbucker pickup in bridge position
  • Kluson planetary geared "banjo style" tuners and Wraparound Lightning Bar bridge for vintage-correct hardware
  • Switchcraft 1/4" output jack, CTS pots and Mallory cap

Transport yourself back to the '60s and order the Epiphone 1963 Firebird I today.

Specs

1963 Firebird I Electric Guitar Specifications:

Body
  • Body Type: Offset
  • Body wood: Multi-piece mahogany/walnut
  • Body finish: Gloss
Neck
  • Neck shape: Custom
  • Neck wood: Multi-piece mahogany/walnut
  • Joint: Neck-through
  • Scale length: 24.75"
Fingerboard
  • Material: Indian laurel
  • Radius: 12"
  • Fret size: Medium-jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Mother-of-pearl Dot
  • Nut width/material: 1.69 in. (43 mm) GraphTech
Electronics
  • Configuration: H
  • Bridge: Proprietary Humbucker
  • Control layout: Master volume Master tone
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed Bridge
  • Bridge design: Floating
  • Tailpiece: Hardtail
  • Tuning machines: Vintage-style
  • Color: Nickel
Other
  • Number of strings: 6
  • Case: Hardshell Case
  • Orientation: Right Handed
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