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The First Firebird in the Collector's Choice Range
$6,599
Gibson Custom's Collectors Choice #47 takes the range into new territory by paying homage to one of the unconventional designs of Gibson's past. Crafted to exceptional levels of precision based on hands-on study and laser scanning of original serial # 235304, this Collector's Choice edition delivers the authentic experience of owning an extremely rare "reverse-body" Firebird with an extremely desirable feature set, and all of the utterly individual tone that this groundbreaking model embodies.
Body
Top
Wood Species:
Pieces:
Grade:
Binding:
 
Back
Wood Species: Mahogany Wings
Pieces: 2
Density:
Binding: None
Weight
Weight Relief: None
Average Weight (body only): 3.175 kg / 7.0 lbs average
 
Materials Used
Glue: Franklin Tite Bond
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Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect:
 
Body Contour
Carve: Firebird
Neck
Neck
Wood Species: Walnut & Mahogany Laminated
Pieces: 9
 
Details
Truss Rod: Firebird
Profile:
Thickness at Fret 1: 0.82" / 2.0828 cm
Thickness at Fret 12: .975" / 2.4765 cm
Other Materials:
Average Weight: .453592 kg / 1.25 lbs
 
Peg Head
Type: Firebird
Inlay:
Peg Head Binding: None
Silkscreen:
Headstock Angle: 14 Degrees
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect:
 
Neck Fit
Joint Angle:
Joint Angle Tolerance:
Type: Neck Through
Adhesive: Franklin Tite Bond
Gauges Used: Pitch & Alignment Gauge
Nut
Style: 6-6
Material: Nylon
Width: 4.28 cm / 1.687"
Slots: E: .13716 cm / 0.054"
A: .10414 cm / 0.041"
D: .04826 cm / 0.019"
G: .0381 cm / 0.015"
B: .03556 cm / 0.014"

e: .03048 cm / 0.012"
 
Fingerboard
Wood Species: Rosewood
Pieces: 1
Shade:
 
Fingerboard Details
Radius: 12
Frets: 22
Nut/End of Board: 1.687" / 4.28498 cm @ nut, 2.062" / 5.23748 cm @ end of board
Scale: 24.75"
Binding: Cream .040"
Side Dots (Color): Tortoise Shell
 
Fingerboard Inlays
Style: Dots
Material: Celluloid
Dimensions: 1/4"
Average Weight: .75 lbs / .340194 kg
Finishes
Faded Cherry
Color Code: FC
Surface Texture: Hand Aged, True Historic, Wet-Sanded, Thin Lacquer Finish
Filler: Reissue Red
Sealer: Nitro Cellulose
Top: Cherry Red
Top Coat: Nitro Cellulose
Scraped: True Historic Process To Preserve Soft Neck Binding Profile and Body Binding Ledge
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Electronics
Pickups Rhythm Lead
Style: Firebird III Firebird III
Winds/Coil: Screw side/Slug side: 7000 8400
Material of Wire (gauge): 44g 44g
Coil Dimensions (per coil): 2.500x.500 2.500x.500
Coil Material: ABS ABS
Coil Winding Process: MACHINE MACHINE
Pole Piece Material: 416 GRADE STAINLESS STEEL 416 GRADE STAINLESS STEEL
Pole Piece Position from Nut: 47.3075 cm / 18.625" 59.7 cm / 23.5"
Slug Material: 416 GRADE STAINLESS STEEL 416 GRADE STAINLESS STEEL
Slug Dimensions (diameter x length): .4826 cm x 1.24206 cm / .190 x .480" .4826 cm x 1.24206 cm / .190 x .480"
Magnet Material: CERAMIC CERAMIC
Magnet Position from Nut: 48.1965 cm / 18.975" 58.36 cm / 22.975"
Magnet Dimensions: 6.35 cm x 1.27 cm x .3175 cm / 2.5 x .5 x .125" 6.35 cm x 1.27 cm x .3175 cm / 2.5 x .5 x .125"
Polarities:
Cover: Nickel Firebird Nickel Firebird
Qfactor:
ResistanceDC: 16K 22K
Resonant Frequency:
Tonal & Resonant Advancements:
Control Pocket Assembly Lead Volume Rhythm Volume
Type: 500k Audio 500k Audio
Peak Voltage:
Range:
Power Rating:
Resistance Tolerance:
Minimum Resistance:
 
  Lead Tone Rhythm Tone
Type: 500k Audio 500k Audio
Peak Voltage:
Range:
Power Rating:
Resistance Tolerance:
Minimum Resistance:
 
Capacitors: Lead Value Rhythm Value
  .022mf .022mf
Hardware
Tuning Keys
Style: Firebird
Material: Aged Nickel Plated Steel
Weight: 3.6 oz
 
Tuning Keys Details
Tuning Ratio: 12:01
Gear Type: Closed
What is allowable turn: 1/4
Plating specs: Aged Nickel Plated Stamped Steel
Part numbers: 130-430-14485
 
String Dimensions
E: .11684 cm / .046W
A: .09144 cm / .036W
D: .06604 cm / .026W
G: .04318 cm / .017P
B: .03302 cm / .013P
e: .0254 cm / .010P
 
Bridge
Style: Lightening Bar
Material: Aged Nickel Plated
Plating Specs: Zinc Surrounded by a die casting alloy for casting flow-Nickel Plated
Part number: 130-430-10031
Weight: .0637 kg / 2.25 oz.
 
Dimensions of String Slots
E: 0.1778 cm / 0.070"
A: 0.13716 cm / 0.054"
D: 0.1016 cm / 0.040"
G: 0.0635 cm / 0.025"
B: 0.0508 cm / 0.02"
e: 0.0381 cm / 0.015"
 
Tailpiece
Style: Maestro w/Long Studs
Compensated:
Material: Aged Nickel Plated Steel
Plating Specs: Zinc Surrounded by a die casting alloy for casting flow-Nickel Plated
Part number: 130-43011619
Weight: .0637 kg / 2.25 oz.
 
Output Jack
Style: 1/4"
 
Jack Plate
Style: None
Material:
Part Number:
Weight:
 
Strap Buttons
Material: Aluminum
Plating Specs: None
Part numbers: 130-430-19150
Weight: .0141748 kg / .5 oz
Plastics
Pick Guard
Style: Firebird
Part Number: 130-430-12460
 
Truss Rod Cover
Style: Firebird
Part Number: 130-430-19282
 
Knobs
Style: Top Hats w/Gold Inserts
Part Number: 130-430-19209
 
Dial Pointers
Yes/No: No
Control Plate(s) (Backplate Cover)
Style: Firebird
Part Number: 130-430-19311
 
Control Plate(s) (SwitchPlate Cover)
Style: None
Part Number:
 
Switch Washer
Style: None
Part Number:
 
Trim Rings
Style: None
Part Number:
Accessories
Case
Style: Firebird
Color: Black
 
Strap Locks: None
Tools: None
 
Manual: None
COA/Other: Collector’s Choice Certificate of Authenticity