Gibson Limited Edition Bicentennial Firebird in Black with hardshell case. There are some light scratches, wear/patina on the hardware, finish checking and dings.
The reissue of the original 1964 Firebird design was released by Gibson to celebrate 200 years of American independence from the UK in 1776. The Bicentennial model is distinguished from other Firebirds by the unique blue and red phoenix logo on the white scratchplate complete with ‘76’ graphic and stars incorporated into the design. The ’00’ serial number and pot codes date this example to 1976 (NB. Bicentennials were made from 1976 until about 1978), so this is the most collectable of the models.
Other distinctive features include the neck‑through body construction, banjo tuners and the Firebird’s unique mini humbucking pickups, just like the originals.
There were 2,847 Gibson Firebird Bicentennials made between 1976 and 1979. 1,277 were finished in ebony black, 1,254 in natural, 199 in tobacco sunburst and 117 in white. Of the ebony models, only 222 were made in 1976.
Serial Number: 00229605
Finger Board: Rosewood