Who Doesn't Need a Firebird?
The Gibson Custom Shop Firebird V adds an unmistakable vibe to your solidbody electric guitar collection. If you're like many of us at Sweetwater, guitars are a food group, and the Firebird is an essential ingredient. In its original run in the early '60s, less than a thousand Firebirds were made, making them rare birds, indeed. With its classic reverse styling, this impeccable 'Bird is a head-turner, while its neck-through-body construction and mini humbuckers serve up classic, cutting Firebird tone and healthy sustain. A Vibrola tailpiece tops off the package. Face it, you need a Firebird, and we've got yours: the Gibson Custom Shop Firebird V.Gibson Custom Shop Firebird V Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
- Own a 6-string legend
- Wield authentic Firebird sonic punch
Own a 6-string legend
The Gibson Custom Shop Firebird V is a modern-day version of (what was considered) a radical design in the early 1960s. Created by legendary automotive designer (and visionary) Ray Dietrich, the original 1963 Firebirds literally reversed conventional concepts for guitar bodies and headstocks. You can bet heads turned when any guitar player took to the stage with one of these unusual instruments strapped on. Today, the Gibson Custom Shop Firebird V gives you all those radical styling cues. Great eye candy for your fans!
Gibson Custom Shop's Firebird V is a modern update of the original Gibson model, boasting all the vintage mojo - including a pair of mini humbuckers that give you the bright, bell-like jangle of single-coils, with the midrange complexity and punch you more associate with humbuckers. All, of course, with no noise! Awesome ear candy for your fans.You'll be in good company, playing a Firebird
The Gibson Custom Shop Firebird V springs from a distinguished lineage. Players like Eric Clapton, Johnny Winter and Phil Manzanera (Roxy Music) found the Firebird's combination of looks and sound to be perfect for their needs (though, of course, Clapton played many Gibsons through the years). Keith Richards and Brian Jones of The Rolling Stones, Stephen Stills, and Tom Petty have also been seen wielding a Firebird. You'll be in good company, playing the Gibson Custom Shop Firebird V.Gibson Custom Shop Firebird V Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
- Eye-catching reverse styling
- Mahogany neck-through construction for great sustain
- Rosewood fingerboard
- Two mini humbuckers serve up the chime
- Classic Vibrola tailpiece