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Epiphone Inspired by Gibson Series1963 Firebird V; Maestro Vibrola Ember Red W/Case


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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 Style: Firebird
Body Shape: Firebird
Body Material: 9-ply Mahogany/Walnut Neck-Through
Side: Solid Mahogany Wings
Binding: Single-ply Cream, Fretboard
Body Finish: Gloss
Profile: 1963 Firebird
Scale Length: 628.65 mm / 24.75 in
Fingerboard Material: Indian Laurel
Fingerboard Radius: 304.8 mm / 12 in
Fret Count: 22
Frets: Medium Jumbo
Nut Material: Graph Tech
Nut Width: 43.0 mm / 1.692 in
Inlays: Mother of Pearl Trapezoid
Joint: Neck-Through-Body Construction
Finish: Nickel
Bridge: Epiphone ABR
Tailpiece: Maestro Vibrola
Tuning Machines: Kluson "Banjo-style" Planetary
Pickguard: 3-ply White; Firebird Logo Hotstamp in Red
Truss Rod: Dual Action
Truss Rod Cover: Black with Epiphone Logo in Gold
Control Knobs: Gold with Silver Reflectors (Frost Blue) or Black with Silver Reflectors (Ember Red)
Switch Tip: Ivory
Control Covers: Black with Inspired by Gibson Custom Hotstamped Logo
Strap Buttons: 3 - Bottom, Shoulder, and Neck Heel - Historic Firebird Strap Button Placement Locations
Mounting Rings: Nickel
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
Pickup Selector: 3-way Switchcraft
Output Jack: 1/4" Switchcraft

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