Eric Clapton 1964 Firebird IClapton's Famous Firebird Recreated

Eric Clapton’s use of a Gibson Firebird I in the 1960s and 70s represents some of the most inspired, fiery, and influential playing of his legendary career. Though he had previously played a Les Paul, ES-335, and SG, it’s the 1964 Firebird I that Eric remembers as being truly outstanding.

"I remember one night in particular with the Firebird...it was a Cream show in Philadelphia and it was one of the greatest gigs I ever played.”

Gibson Custom Shop is proud to present this limited-edition reissue of Clapton’s famous Firebird, made using authentic construction methods and precise dimensions scanned from vintage 1964 Firebird models. Each is outfitted with a newly-developed Alnico V Firebird pickup to recapture the scorching output and searing tones of the original. And each features an Eric Clapton signed backplate, a replica of the strap he used, a replica of the guitar's original case, a Certificate of Authenticity booklet, and more. Fifty (50) Eric Clapton Firebird models will be sold through Guitar Center in the United States and another fifty (50) will be sold through select International Gibson dealers. + expand +
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We are unfortunately unable to ship this guitar internationally at this time due to CITES restrictions on rosewood. Please consider locating a dealer who may be able to ship to your location.

Eric Clapton 1964 Firebird I Specifications

Body

Weight Relief
None
Finish
Nitrocellulose Lacquer VOS (Vintage Patina)

Neck

Neck Material
9-ply Mahogany/Walnut Neck-Through
Neck Profile
Authentic '64 Medium C-Shape
Scale Length
24.75" / 62.865cm
Fingerboard Material
Indian Rosewood, Hide Glue Fit
Fingerboard Radius
12" / 304.8mm
Number of Frets
22
Frets
Authentic Medium-Jumbo
Nut Material
Nylon
Nut Width
1.687" / 42.85mm
End-of-Board Width
2.24" / 56.89mm
Inlays
Pearloid Dot

Hardware

Finish
Nickel
Tailpiece
Lightning Bar Wrap-around
Tuners
Deluxe Banjo Tuners
Pick Guard
3-Ply White/Black/White Firebird Hot-stamped
Truss Rod Cover
Black 1-Ply Gibson Hot-stamped
Control Knobs
Black Top Hats w/ Silver Inserts

Electronics

Bridge Pickup
Firebird Alnico V
Controls
1 Volume, 1 Tone

Miscellaneous

Strings
.010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046
Case
Custom Eric Clapton Firebird
Included Accessories
Eric Clapton Certificate of Authenticity, Eric Clapton strap, Eric Clapton picks, Eric Clapton case.