Gibson Custom Shop 1963 Firebird V VOS with Maestro - Ember Red


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Gibson Custom Shop's 1963 Firebird V is a masterwork in every sense of the word. This Firebird recreates the offset classic with an authentic nitro lacquer VOS finish and a striking Vintage Patina in Ember Red that will immediately catch your eye. The guitar is a faithful reproduction of the '63 original, with authentic body contours, dimensions, and construction methods to match, so that every ounce of the original’s stellar in-hand feel is intact. It even includes a Maestro vibrola system, just like it came with in ’63. The guitar’s Firebird Alnico V pickups do a bang-up job at capturing the highly sought-after vintage mini-humbucker tone Firebird lovers crave. You’ll love this ‘bird’s 9-ply Mahogany/Walnut neck as well, with 22 medium jumbo frets over a hide-glued, 12” radius Indian rosewood fingerboard for the absolute best in playability and fretting-hand feel while staying true to its sixties roots. This 1963 Firebird V reissue from Gibson Custom Shop is an absolutely stellar guitar from top to bottom. Includes a Certificate of Authenticity and a black and yellow Custom Shop hardshell case.


-Body Shape: Designer
-Body Material: 9-ply Mahogany/Walnut Neck-Through
-Binding: Fingerboard 1-Ply Cream
-Weight Relief: None
-Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer VOS (Vintage Patina)

-Material: 9-ply Mahogany/Walnut Neck-Through
-Profile: Authentic '63 Medium C-Shape
-Scale Length: 24.75" / 628.65mm
-Fingerboard Material: Indian Rosewood, Hide Glue Fit
-Fingerboard Radius: 12"
-Number of Frets: 22
-Frets: Authentic Medium-Jumbo
-Nut Material: Nylon
-Nut Width: 1.69" / 42.85mm
-End of Board Width: 2.24" / 56.89mm
-Inlays: Aged Cellulose Nitrate Trapezoid
-Joint: Neck-Through Construction

-Finish: Nickel
-Tuner Plating: Nickel
-Bridge: ABR-1
-Saddle Material: Nickel-plated Brass
-Tailpiece: Maestro Vibrola
-Tuning Machines: Deluxe Banjo Tuners
-Pickguard: 3-Ply White/Black/White Firebird Hot-stamped
-Truss Rod: 2-way Adjustable
-Truss Rod Cover: Black 1-Ply Gibson Hot-stamped
-Control Knobs: Gold Top Hats w/ Silver Inserts
-Switch Tip: Cream
-Control Covers: Black
-Strap Buttons: Aluminum
-Pickup Covers: Nickel

-Neck Pickup: Firebird Alnico V
-Bridge Pickup: Firebird Alnico V
-Controls: 2 500K CTS Volume Pots, 2 500K CTS Tone Pots, Hand-Wired Harness
-Pickup Selector: 3-Way Switchcraft
-Output Jack: Switchcraft

-Strings: .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046
-Case: Black/Yellow Custom Shop Hardshell
-Accessories: Certificate of Authenticity