Gibson Limited Edition Johnny Winter 1964 Firebird V - Polaris White

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Johnny Winter 1964 Firebird V

A Blues-Rock Master's Legendary Firebird

Gibson Custom

 

Gibson Custom Shop is the pinnacle of craftsmanship, quality, and sound excellence. Each instrument celebrates Gibson's legacy through accuracy, authenticity, and attention to detail.

One of the most notable proponents of the Gibson Firebird, blues-rock legend Johnny Winter, was well known for his love of the design. This 1964 Firebird V is based on one of Johnny's most well-known Firebirds. The specs reveal an astonishing level of detail and accuracy, from the plugged holes from the removed Maestro Vibrola to the faded Firebird logo on the pickguard, right down to the missing reflector on the rhythm tone knob. It also features a five-piece mahogany/walnut neck-through-body with mahogany wings, a bound Indian rosewood fretboard with trapezoid inlays, two Alnico 5 Firebird pickups, classic "banjo" tuners, and a Murphy Lab custom-aged Polaris White finish.

As always, this guitar ships fully insured with signature required. 

Detailed Specifications

Body

Body Shape - Firebird
Body Material - 5-piece Mahogany/Walnut Neck-Through
Side - Solid Mahogany Wings
Binding - Fingerboard 1-Ply Cream
Weight Relief - None
Finish - Murphy Lab Aged

Neck

Material - 5-piece Mahogany/Walnut Neck-Through
Profile - Authentic '64 Medium C-Shape
Scale Length - 24.75"
Fingerboard Material - Indian Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius - 12"
Number Of Frets - 22
Frets - Reissue
Nut Material - Corian
Nut Width - 1.687"
Inlays - Aged Celluloid Trapezoids
Joint - Neck-Through Construction

Hardware

Finish - Nickel and Chrome
Tuner Plating - Nickel
Bridge - No-Wire ABR-1
Tailpiece - Chrome Plated Aluminum Stop Bar
Tuning Machines - Deluxe Banjo Tuners
Pickguard - 3-Ply White/Black/White
Truss Rod - Standard
Truss Rod Cover - Black, No Stamp
Control Knobs - True Historic Black Top Hats with Silver Inserts
Switch Tip - Chrome
Control Covers - Black
Strap Buttons - 3 - Upper Bout, Heel, and Bottom
Mounting Rings - Firebird Nickel

Electronics

Neck Pickup - Firebird Alnico 5
Bridge Pickup - Firebird Alnico 5
Controls - 2 Volume, 2 Tone, 500K CTS Potentiometers, Hand-Wired Harness
Pickup Selector - 3-Way Switchcraft
Output Jack - 1/4" Switchcraft

Miscellaneous

Strings Gauge - .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046
Case - Custom Shop Hardshell
Accessories
Certificate of Authenticity, 8x10 photograph signed by legendary photographer Mick Rock, known as "The Man Who Shot the 70s," a Johnny Winter slide from Jim Dunlop, and four Johnny Winter / Gibson Custom picks from Jim Dunlop



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