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Overview

Mid-1965 saw a total redesign of the entire Gibson Firebird series of guitars, switching to a more traditional "non-reverse" body shape, much simpler construction, some pickup and hardware changes, and the introduction of far more custom colors than were available on the original run.

The early Firebirds used a complex neck-through-body design, but the new models went with a more traditional set-neck and were significantly lighter, easier to build, and came in at a lower price than the first Firebird design.

The "Non-Reverse" Firebird V features a pair of rail-type Firebird pickups (not to be confused with the mini-humbuckers found on a Les Paul Deluxe), long vibrola tailpiece, and an unbound neck with dot inlays. While Sunburst was the standard, most common finish, vibrant custom colors can be had for a premium price.

Note: A large number of Firebirds have had broken headstocks repaired -- for pricing purposes, we encourage all sellers (and edit when necessary) to use "Good" condition or below when these guitars have had repaired headstock cracks or breaks.

Product Specs

Brand
Model
  • Firebird V Non-Reverse
Finish
  • Cardinal Red
  • Cherry
  • Kerry Green
  • Sunburst
Year
  • 1965 - 1969
Made In
  • United States
Categories

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