Johnny Winter is seen in this source video playing the Gibson 1964 Firebird III. @toby0914 also found this secondary [video](http://youtu.be/QFAKO2Vjjvo) and [article](http://www.premierguitar.com/articles/16737) about Johnny's use of the Firebird III. At 3:08 in the video Johnny talks about his Firebird saying "I really liked it because it looked so different, and when I tried playing it, it played great, and sounded really cool. So I got a whole bunch of them, I got six or eight firebird they're all different colors...they're all different colors."more
Around 7:00 in the vide, Brian Farmer points out Warren's three Gibson Firebirds. According to this [article](http://www2.gibson.com/News-Lifestyle/Features/en-us/firebird-0209-2011.aspx) from Gibson "Solo artist, leader of Gov’t Mule, guitar wizard for the Allman Brothers Band, Phil Lesh and Friends and the Dead, Haynes is the MVP of modern rock. And while Haynes is best known for the burly tone of his Gibson Les Paul Standards, including the [Warren Haynes Les Paul Standard](http://equipboard.com/items/gibson-warren-haynes-les-paul-standard-electric-guitar) built by the Gibson Custom Shop, he’s also a Firebird man." Just below the quote it mentions the 1964 specifically.more
The Gibson Firebird in photo 8 is a limited production 1976 Firebird, which was made to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the founding of the U.S.A., is mounted with a Kahler #2200B tremolo. While it looks similar to a vintage Firebird III, there is no binding on the fingerboard and the quickest way to tell them apart is by the unique red,white & blue Firebird logo on the scratch plates with stars and a small “76” – standard Firebird logos are plain and all red. This is the most visible way of noticing one. On the rear of the headstock it should also have Limited Edition stamped on the back and if it was made in 1976 the serial number should begin with a “00”.more
Alex Chilton is pictured on the back cover of Big Star compilation *Nobody Can Dance* with a Gibson Firebird III, during their performance at the Overton Park Shell in Memphis, TN in May 1974. He also possibly used it on *Radio City*. Occasional Big Star collaborator Van Duren believes it was borrowed by Chilton after the band's equipment was stolen in 1974.more
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