GIBSON FIREBIRD CC 47

The First Firebird in the Collector’s Choice Range
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
:
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
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
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