- electric guitars
Dates of manufacture:
Production of the reverse body FIREBIRD V began in 1963 and ended in 1965. 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 - so the Firebird V was the equivalent of the "Standard" Firebird.
The Firebird V had two humbuckers, bound rosewood fingerboard with trapezoid inlays, nickel plated hardware, banjo tuners and a tuno-matic bridge with Deluxe Gibson Vibrola tailpiece.
From 1965 to 1969, Gibson introduced "non-reverse" models after failing to achieve commercial success with the unusual reverse-body design.
|Number of strings||6 strings|
|Scale length||24.75 inches scale-length|
|Body material||mahogany body|
|Body shape features||asymmetrical body|
|Body style||reverse firebird-style body|
|Hardware color||nickel hardware|
|Tailpiece||Gibson Vibrola tailpiece, wrap-around tailpiece|
|Fingerboard inlay material||pearl fingerboard inlay material|
|Fingerboard material||rosewood fingerboard|
|Fingerboard position markers||trapezoid fingerboard position markers|
|Neck material||mahogany neck|
|Number of frets||22 fret|
|Peghead (headstock)||reverse headstock|
|Tuner layout||six-in-a-row tuners|
|Pickups configuration||2 humbucker pickups|
|Tone controls||2 tone controls|
|Volume controls||2 volume controls|