1965 Firebird V

Encouraged by sales of the recently introduced SG Series, but realizing they needed to gain more ground in the crowded solidbody guitar market, Gibson enlisted the services of noted automobile designer Ray Dietrich in the creation of a new solidbody design. The Firebird Series, which debuted in the summer of 1963, was notable for its modernistic, asymmetrical shape, neck-thru-body construction, and mini-humbucker pickups. Like the SG Series, the different Firebird models ranged across the price spectrum, from the economy Firebird I up to the deluxe Firebird VII.
Wings: Solid mahogany
Binding: N/A
Available left-handed: No
Finish Colors: Vintage Sunburst, Ebony, and Custom Colors: Cardinal Red, Ember Red, Frost Blue, Faded Cherry, Golden Mist Poly, Heather Poly, Inverness Green, Kerry Green, Pelham Blue, Polaris White, Silver Mist Poly, TV Yellow

Neck construction: Nine-ply mahogany/walnut neck through-body design
Fingerboard wood: 22 fret rosewood
Inlays: Pearloid trapezoid
Binding: Single-ply cream
Profile: Firebird rounded
Scale length/Nut width: 24 3/4"; 1 11/16"
Strings: Brite Wires .010-.046

Electronics & Hardware:
Pickups: Mini-humbucker
Controls: 2 volume, 2 tone, 3-way switch
Hardware color: Nickel
Bridge/Tailpiece: ABR-1/Maestro vibrato
Tuner style: Banjo-style rear-mounted

Collateral: Custom Shop case, Certificate of Authenticity, Custom Care Kit

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