2019 Gibson Custom Shop 1964 Firebird I Eric Clapton Signed
This extremely limited edition guitar was produced in a run of 50 models that were sold through Guitar Center and just 50 more through select International Gibson dealers worldwide!!
- Eric Clapton personally signed control cavity cover
- Gibson COA Certificate Of Authenticity booklet
- Eric Clapton guitar pics in red velvet pouch
- Eric Clapton vintage 60's replica of the guitar strap he used
- Gibson Warranty Card
- Gibson Custom Division Card
- Gibson hang tags
- Gibson Firebird Rectangular Hardshell Case with Silkscreened "CLAPTON FIREBIRD"
While Clapton is associated with other Gibson designs like the ES-335, the "Beano" Les Paul and the "Fool" SG, the Firebird holds a special place in his history as well.
In a statement Clapton said, “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 Chief Merchant Officer Cesar Gueikian told Guitar World, “We built the first prototype and sent it to Eric and he was over the moon. He remembered it as being just like his original. That’s the highest compliment we could ever receive.”
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.
Gibson Custom Shop is proud to present this very 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.