Gibson Custom Shop's new Murphy Lab has one purpose: to take expert aging artist Tom Murphy's proprietary techniques to the next level. Here, Tom and his personally trained team of artists use cutting-edge technology and Tom's own processes, developed over years of careful testing, to produce perfect replicas of golden-age Gibsons, each dressed with Tom's brand of authentic, hand-applied playwear, and scientifically reverse-engineered nitrocellulose lacquer, identical to that which the brand used in the 1950s and 1960s. Each Murphy Lab model corresponds to one of four distinct aging levels and features extra-rolled fingerboard binding for a broken-in feel and true-to-life look. 

Body Shape: Designer
Body: 9-ply Mahogany/Walnut Neck-Through
Weight Relief: None
Neck: 9-ply Mahogany/Walnut Neck-Through
Profile: Authentic '63 Medium C-Shape
Nut width: 1.687" / 42.85mm
Fingerboard: Indian Rosewood, Hide Glue Fit
Scale length: 24.75" / 628.65mm
Number of frets: 22
Nut: Nylon
Inlay: Aged Cellulose Nitrate Trapezoid
Bridge: ABR-1
Tailpiece: Maestro Vibrola
Knobs: Gold Top Hats with Silver Inserts
Tuners: Deluxe Banjo Tuners
Plating: Nickel; Murphy Lab Light Aged
Neck pickup: Firebird Alnico 5
Bridge pickup: Firebird Alnico 5
Controls: 2 Volume, 2 Tone, 500K CTS Potentiometers, Hand-Wired Harness
Case: Custom Shop Hardshell

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ConditionBrand New (New)
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Brand
Model
  • Custom Shop Murphy Lab '63 Firebird V Reissue Ultra Light Aged
Categories
Fretboard Material
  • Rosewood
Fretboard Radius
  • 12"
Body Material
  • Mahogany
Body Shape
  • Double Cutaway
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Number of Strings
  • 6-String
Neck Material
  • Mahogany
  • Walnut
Model Family
Body Type
  • Solid Body
Series
Finish Features
  • Relic
Neck Construction
  • Neck-Through
Offset Body
  • Yes
Pickup Configuration
  • HH
Nut Width
  • 1.69"
Scale Length
  • 24.75"
Bridge/Tailpiece Type
  • Tremolo Tailpiece
Model Sub-Family
Number of Frets
  • 22

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