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A Blues-Rock Master's Legendary Firebird

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 a replica of 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 9-ply 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.
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Johnny Winter 1964 Firebird V Specifications

Body

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

Neck

Material
9-ply Mahogany/Walnut Neck-Through
Profile
Authentic '64 Medium C-Shape
Scale Length
24.75" / 628.65mm
Fingerboard Material
Indian Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius
12"
Number Of Frets
22
Frets
Reissue
Nut Material
Corian
Nut Width
1.69" / 42.86mm
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
TrussRod
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

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, Gibson reserves the right to change specifications without notice.