Gibson’s Eric Clapton 1964 Firebird I is the cream of the crop

(Image credit: courtesy of Fender)

Gibson has unveiled some rather impressive signature electric guitar models of late, but the company’s newest creation, the Eric Clapton 1964 Firebird I, is arguably the most awe-inspiring of the lot.

A reissue of Clapton’s original Cream-era Firebird, the limited-edition guitar, according to Gibson, was developed using authentic construction methods and precise dimensions scanned from vintage ’64 models.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.