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Fired Up Since '63

When Gibson hired famed automotive designer Ray Dietrich to create a radical new solid body guitar, Rock 'n Roll history ensued. With its offset shape, neck-through construction and scorching mini-humbuckers, the '63 Firebird V became an instant classic. Custom Shop is proud to present this exacting replica of a vintage original, which uses authentic contours, dimensions and construction methods for an incredible ownership and playing experience.
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ABR-1 Tune-o-matic Bridge

The standard for simplicity & functionality

The ABR-1 Tune-o-matic bridge was the brainchild of legendary Gibson president Ted McCarty in 1954, setting a standard for simplicity and functionality that has never been bettered. The ABR-1 is slotted directly into the body of the guitar using a separate stud and thumbwheel, providing a firm seating for the strings and allowing players the ability to adjust and fine tune intonation and string height in a matter of minutes. It also yields a great union between the strings and body, which results in excellent vintage tone and sustain.

Gibson ABR-1 Bridge

1963 Firebird V Specifications

Body

Body Shape
Designer
Body Material
9-ply Mahogany/Walnut Neck-Through
Binding
Fingerboard 1-Ply Cream
Weight Relief
None
Finish
Nitrocellulose Lacquer VOS (Vintage Patina)

Neck

Material
9-ply Mahogany/Walnut Neck-Through
Profile
Authentic '63 Medium C-Shape
Scale Length
24.75" / 628.65mm
Fingerboard Material
Indian Rosewood, Hide Glue Fit
Fingerboard Radius
12"
Number Of Frets
22
Frets
Authentic Medium-Jumbo
Nut Material
Nylon
Nut Width
1.69" / 42.85mm
End of Board Width
2.24" / 56.89mm
Inlays
Aged Cellulose Nitrate Trapezoid
Joint
Neck-Through Construction

Hardware

Finish
Nickel
Tuner Plating
Nickel
Bridge
ABR-1
Saddle Material
Nickel-plated Brass
Tailpiece
Maestro Vibrola
Tuning Machines
Deluxe Banjo Tuners
Pickguard
3-Ply White/Black/White Firebird Hot-stamped
TrussRod
2-way Adjustable
Truss Rod Cover
Black 1-Ply Gibson Hot-stamped
Control Knobs
Gold Top Hats w/ Silver Inserts
Switch Tip
Cream
Control Covers
Black
Strap Buttons
Aluminum
Pickup Covers
Nickel

Electronics

Neck Pickup
Firebird Alnico V
Bridge Pickup
Firebird Alnico V
Controls
2 500K CTS Volume Pots, 2 500K CTS Tone Pots, Hand-Wired Harness
Pickup Selector
3-Way Switchcraft
Output Jack
Switchcraft

Miscellaneous

Strings
.010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046
Case
Black/Yellow Custom Shop Hardshell
Accessories
Certificate of Authenticity

In order to continually improve the design, quality and performance of our products and instruments and to make use of the best materials at all times, Epiphone reserves the right to change specifications without notice.