GIBSON FIREBIRD V (non-reverse)

  • Gibson Firebird V (1966) non-reverse body


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1965 to 1969

GIBSON produced the non-reverse body FIREBIRD V between 1965 and 1969. Gibson introduced these "non-reverse" Firebids after failing to achieve commercial success with the original unusual reverse-body 1963 design. Finish colors were sunburst or Gibson custom colors.

For their Les Paul and SG line, Gibson used the terms Junior, Special, Standard and Custom to indicate added features. For the Firebird Gibson used the Roman numerals I, III, V and VII to denote the level of luxury and features.

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Body materialmahogany body
Body shape featuresasymmetrical body
Body styleFirebird style body, hourglass style
Pickguard materialwhite pickguard


Bridgetune-o-matic bridge
Hardware colorchrome hardware
TailpieceGibson Vibrola tailpiece


Fingerboard materialrosewood fingerboard
Fingerboard position markersdot fingerboard position markers


Finish effectssunburst finish
Number of strings6 strings
Scale length24.75 inches scale-length


Headstock inlays or logospearl headstock inlay/logo
Neck jointneck through body
Neck materialmahogany neck
Number of frets22 fret
Peghead (headstock)reverse headstock
Tuner layoutsix-in-a-row tuners


Pickup selector controls3-way selector switch
Tone controls2 tone controls
Volume controls2 volume controls


Pickups configuration2 humbucker pickups

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