Epiphone 1963 Firebird I - Silver Mist with Laurel Fingerboard

Silver Offset Mahogany

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Weight:  10.00
Price: $1,299.00

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Made in Collaboration With Gibson Custom

Epiphone and Gibson™ Custom have teamed up again to create the Inspired by Gibson Custom 1963 Firebird I – an authentic replica of the guitar designed by legendary automotive designer Ray Dietrich. When it was launched in 1963, the Firebird™ was Gibson’s first neck-through-body model, and it went on to be used by players in a wide range of genres, including blues legend Johnny Winter, Keith Richards and Brian Jones of The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, and Phil Manzanera of Roxy Music, to name a few.

The Epiphone Inspired by Gibson Custom 1963 Firebird I delivers vintage Firebird specifications at an accessible price, including a 9-ply neck-through-body made of mahogany and walnut with mahogany body wings to either side. Kluson® planetary geared “banjo” tuners anchor the strings at the headstock, while a Wraparound Lightning Bar bridge holds things down at the other end and ensures exceptional sustain. While in keeping with the vintage 1963 Firebird I’s stripped-down specifications, the electronics are also premium and include a Gibson USA Firebird mini humbucker™ pickup with Alnico 5 magnets, CTS® potentiometers, a Mallory™ capacitor, and a Switchcraft® 1/4” output jack, giving this remarkable recreation not only the look but the sound of a classic Firebird I. An Epiphone Inspired by Gibson Custom hardshell case is also included.




  • Body Style
  • Firebird
  • Body Shape
  • Firebird
  • Body Material
  • 9-ply Mahogany/Walnut Neck-Through Side
  • Mahogany Wings
  • Body Finish
  • Gloss



  • Profile
  • 1963 Firebird
  • Scale Length
  • 628.65 mm / 24.75 in
  • Fingerboard Material
  • Indian Laurel
  • Fingerboard Radius
  • 304.8 mm / 12 in
  • Neck Material
  • 9-ply Mahogany/Walnut
  • Fret Count
  • 22
  • Frets
  • Medium Jumbo
  • Nut Material
  • Graph Tech
  • Nut Width
  • 43 mm / 1.692 in
  • Inlays
  • Mother of Pearl Dot
  • Joint
  • Neck-Through-Body Construction



  • Finish
  • Nickel
  • Bridge
  • Wraparound Lightning Bar
  • Tuning Machines
  • Kluson "Banjo-style" Planetary
  • Pickguard
  • 3-ply White; Firebird Logo Hotstamp in Red
  • Truss Rod
  • Dual Action
  • Truss Rod Cover
  • Black with Epiphone Logo in Gold
  • Control Knobs
  • Gold with Silver Reflectors
  • Control Covers
  • Black with Inspired by Gibson Custom Hotstamped Logo
  • Strap Buttons
  • 3 - Bottom, Shoulder, and Neck Heel - Historic Firebird Strap Button Placement Locations
  • Mounting Rings
  • Nickel



  • Bridge Pickup
  • Gibson USA Firebird Mini Humbucker with Alnico 5 Magnets
  • Controls
  • Master Volume, Master Tone, Hand-wired with CTS Potentiometers and a Mallory Capacitor
  • Output Jack
  • 1/4"Switchcraft



  • Strings Gauge
  • .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046
  • Case
  • Hardshell Case

Manufacturer: Epiphone