SOLD - Gibson Firebird V Reissue – USA 1991

by Gibson

$2,995.00 21070


Conceived amid the chrome and tailfins of the Motor City, forged on the workbenches of Kalamazoo, proven on rock and blues stages around the globe, the Gibson Firebird was one of the most radical instruments the world had ever experienced when it hit the scene in 1963, and is still a guaranteed head-turner today. Its classic reverse-body styling strikes a pose that is truly unique, and tonally it’s a bird apart too.

Its powerful yet bright mini-humbuckers and through-neck construction contribute to a sound that’s both cutting and full of sustain. Roughly 2500 Firebird guitars were produced between 1963-’65, including the few “non-reverse” Firebirds in the transition period that marked the demise of the original “reverse-body” styling.

Features -

Body Material: Mahogany Wings

Neck Material: 9 Ply Firebird

Peghead: Firebird

Head Veneer: None

Fingerboard Material: Rosewood

Scale: 24.75"

Nut: Nylon

Inlays: Celluloid Trapezoid-Reissue

Fretwire: Medium Jumbo

Body Routing: Firebird V

Body Drilling: Firebird V

Body Dimension: Firebird V

Back: Mahogany

Fingerboard Binding: .040 Cream

12" Radius Fingerboard

1 11/16" Width Nut

Hardware Material: Aged Nickel

Machine Head: Firebird Banjo Style

Bridge: ABR

Vibrola: None

Jackplate: None

Pickguard: Firebird V

Trademark "Firebird" Logo on Pickguard

Knobs: Black Top Hats With Silver Inserts

Mounting Rings: Firebird

Backplates: Firebird

Pickups:  Firebird Mini HB

Circuitry: Firebird 2-Pickup

Finish: Vintage Sunburst

Weight is 8.5 lbs

This guitar is a period correct reproduction of one of Gibson’s most stunning designs. It is not a Custom Shop product, but could easily be in terms of build, components and craftsmanship.

It looks fabulous, sounds great and plays beautifully. It is built with all of the vintage 1965 features including 9-ply mahogany/walnut neck-thru body, Gibson ABR bridge with stoptail, fabulous Vintage Sunburst finish, dark 22 fret fingerboard, trapezoidal inlays and killer mini humbuckers.

This guitar just turned 30, but it is in excellent condition. It was bought new by its one owner in 1991 but has been played only sporadically in recent times. It has some light scratches on the back, but no dings, dents or blemishes of any note. The neck is a slim C profile and feels fast and comfortable in all positions.

No changes or modifications that we can see. And aren’t those banjo tuners funky as hell ?

Wanna sound different / look different ? This guitar will do it. These reissue Firebirds are highly sought after due to their near perfect replication of an original 1965 model, without the Custom Shop price point.

Comes in original Gibson hard shell case with inner shroud in excellent condition.


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