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Gibson Custom Eric Clapton Crossroads 1964 Firebird I VOS Electric Guitar Vintage Sunburst

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1500000296390   POS #:115707515
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Please note that the Return Period for this product is 3 days. Built expressly for Eric Clapton's Crossroads Festival, this guitar is an inspired recreation of the reverse headstock 1964 Firebird I Clapton bought in 1968. The iconic original was featured on Cream's farewell tour later that year, as a replacement for his "The Fool" SG, and then on t...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Price: $7,999.00
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Overview

Please note that the Return Period for this product is 3 days.

Built expressly for Eric Clapton's Crossroads Festival, this guitar is an inspired recreation of the reverse headstock 1964 Firebird I Clapton bought in 1968. The iconic original was featured on Cream's farewell tour later that year, as a replacement for his "The Fool" SG, and then on the Blind Faith tour in 1969.

The Firebird is treasured for the unique sound of its Alnico V mini-humbuckers, and for its lively tone and sustain, thanks to the neck-through construction, a first for Gibson in that year. The Firebird I was the base level of that model, with a single mini-hum at the bridge and Gibson's "lightning bar" compensated wraparound bridge. The reverse headstock featured banjo tuners and a straight pull across the nut, which added to the unique tone of the instrument.

This very-limited-edition recreation captures all the historic detail and comes with a Clapton-signed rear control plate, along with a spare, so you can keep the signed plate in pristine condition. It also includes a deluxe hard case, Certificate of Authenticity, limited-edition strap and picks.

The special Crossroads edition is destined to become an icon in its own right, and will be featured at the 2019 Crossroads Festival.

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Features

  • Nitro-finish mahogany body
  • 24.75"-scale, 5-piece mahogany/walnut neck-thru, 22-fret Indian rosewood fingerboard
  • Single historically accurate Alnico V mini-humbucker
  • Wraparound "lightning bar" compensated bridge, Kluson banjo tuners
Specifications
Body
  • Body shape: Offset
  • Body type: Solid Body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Body wood: Mahogany
  • Body finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose lacquer
Neck
  • Neck shape: Soft D
  • Neck wood: Multi-piece Mahogany/Walnut
  • Joint: Neck-through
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Truss rod: Vintage
  • Neck finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose lacquer
Fingerboard
  • Material: Indian Rosewood
  • Radius: 10"
  • Fret size: Vintage-style
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Pearloid Dot
  • Nut width/material: 1.687 in. (42.8 mm) Nylon
Electronics
  • Configuration: H
  • Bridge: Proprietary Alnico Mini-humbucker
  • Control layout: Master volume, Master tone
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed Bridge
  • Bridge design: Wraparound
  • Tuning machines: Vintage-style Banjo
  • Color: Nickel
Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Performance Level: Professional
  • Case: Hardshell Case
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Country of Origin: United States
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