Epiphone 1963 Firebird V Electric Guitar (with Hard Case)

From a collaboration between Epiphone and Gibson Custom, the Epiphone 1963 Firebird V has all the period-correct features and Gibson electronics.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
9-ply mahogany and walnut through neck Excellent sustain and resonance
Firebird Mini Humbucker pickups Classic Firebird tone: plenty of punch and clarity
Maestro vibrato tailpiece Vintage vibrato with easy action
Laurel fingerboard Chocolate hue; similar feel and tone to rosewood

Epiphone and the Gibson Custom Shop have teamed up again to create the Inspired by Gibson Custom 1963 Firebird V -- an authentic replica of the guitar designed by legendary automotive designer Ray Dietrich. When it was launched in 1963, the Firebird was Gibson's first neck-through-body model, and it went on to be used by players in a wide range of genres, including blues legend Johnny Winter, Keith Richards and Brian Jones of The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, and Phil Manzanera of Roxy Music, to name a few.

The Epiphone Inspired by Gibson Custom 1963 Firebird V delivers vintage Firebird specifications at an accessible price, including a 9-ply neck-through-body made of mahogany and walnut with mahogany body wings to either side. Kluson planetary geared "banjo" tuners anchor the strings at the headstock, while an Epiphone ABR bridge and newly redesigned Maestro Vibrola with an engraved Epiphone logo hold things down at the other end. The electronics are also premium and include Gibson USA Firebird mini humbucker pickups with Alnico 5 magnets, CTS potentiometers, Mallory capacitors, and a Switchcraft 3-way pickup selector toggle switch and 1/4" output jack, giving this remarkable recreation not only the look but also the sound of a classic Firebird V. An Epiphone Inspired by Gibson Custom hardshell case is also included.

Body

Shape: Firebird
Material: 9-ply Mahogany/Walnut Neck-Through
Side: Mahogany Wings

Neck

Neck: 9-ply Mahogany/Walnut
Profile: 1963 Firebird
Nut width: 43mm
Fingerboard: Indian Laurel
Scale Length: 628.65mm
Number of frets: 22
Nut: Graph Tech
Inlay: Mother of Pearl Trapezoid

Hardware

Bridge: Epiphone ABR
Knobs: Gold with Silver Reflectors (Frost Blue) or Black with Silver Reflectors (Ember Red)
Tailpiece: Maestro Vibrola
Tuners: Kluson "Banjo-style" Planetary
Plating: Nickel

Electronics:

Neck pickup: Gibson USA Firebird Mini Humbucker with Alnico 5 magnet
Bridge pickup: Gibson USA Firebird Mini Humbucker with Alnico 5 magnet
Controls: 2 Volume, 2 Tone, Hand-wired with CTS Potentiometers and Mallory Capacitors

Case: Hardshell Case
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Ember Red
Shipping Weight: 26.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 51 x 19 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): EIGC63FB5EMRNM1
Blemished, Ember Red
Shipping Weight: 24 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 33 x 18 x 14 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): EIGC63FB5EMRNM1
Frost Blue
Shipping Weight: 27 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 50 x 19 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): EIGC63FB5FRBNM1

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

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-4GIBSON
Web: https://www.epiphone.com/en-US/Support/Contact

Ember Red

$1,699.00
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