Gibson Custom Shop 1963 Firebird V w/Maestro Vibrola VOS Vintage Sunburst

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The Gibson Custom Shop 1963 Firebird V w/Maestro Vibrola VOS has a 9-ply Mahogany/Walnut Neck-Through Body, Authentic '63 Medium C-Shape 9-ply Mahogany/Walnut Neck-Through Neck, Indian Rosewood Fingerboard w/12" Radius, Deluxe Banjo Tuners, ABR-1 Bridge w/Maestro Vibrola, Firebird Alnico V Pickups, Incl. Hard Case & COA.

Fired Up Since '63

When Gibson hired famed automotive designer Ray Dietrich to create a radical new solid body guitar, Rock 'n Roll history ensued. With its offset shape, neck-through construction and scorching mini-humbuckers, the '63 Firebird V became an instant classic. Custom Shop is proud to present this exacting replica of a vintage original, which uses authentic contours, dimensions and construction methods for an incredible ownership and playing experience.

The Gibson Firebird, the first Gibson solid-body to use neck-through construction, due to the neck extending to the tail end of the body. The neck, made up of five fine layers of mahogany separated with four thin strips of walnut for added strength. Other design elements include a reverse headstock, a highly distinctive feature (with the tuners located on the treble side, otherwise known as "banjo" style tuners). The special, original Gibson Firebird pickups(s), again according to model, single, dual or triple — were smaller, not so wide versions of standard Gibson humbucking pickups. Gibson offered the Firebird line for sale around the summer of 1963 with four models defined by pickup and tailpiece configurations, the Gibson Firebird adopted Roman numerals too such as "I", "III", "V" and "VII" to identify it's line.




  • Brand: Gibson
  • Model: Custom Shop 1963 Firebird V w/Maestro Vibrola VOS
  • Colour: Vintage Sunburst
  • Body: 9-ply Mahogany/Walnut Neck-Through
  • Neck: 9-ply Mahogany/Walnut Neck-Through
  • Neck Profile: Authentic '63 Medium C-Shape
  • Fingerboard: Indian Rosewood, Hide Glue Fit
  • Fingerboard Inlays: Aged Cellulose Nitrate Trapezoid
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12" (305 mm)
  • Nut Width: 1.69" (42.85 mm)
  • Scale Length: 24.75" (628.65 mm)
  • Frets: 22, Authentic Medium-Jumbo
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply White/Black/White Firebird Hot-stamped
  • Tuners: Deluxe Banjo Tuners
  • Bridge: ABR-1 w/Maestro Vibrola
  • Hardware: Nickel
  • Pickups: Firebird Alnico V
  • Controls: 2 500K CTS Volume Pots, 2 500K CTS Tone Pots, Hand-Wired Harness
  • No. Of Strings: 6
  • Case/Gigbag: Black/Yellow Custom Shop Hardshell
  • Accessories: Certificate of Authenticity
  • Condition: New

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