GIBSON FIREBIRD V (REVERSE)

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1963 to 1965

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.

Specifications (20)

General

Bindingneck binding
Number of strings6 strings
Scale length24.75 inches scale-length

Body

Body materialmahogany body
Body shape featuresasymmetrical body
Body stylereverse firebird-style body

Hardware

Bridgetune-o-matic bridge
Hardware colornickel hardware
TailpieceGibson Vibrola tailpiece, wrap-around tailpiece
Tunersbanjo tuners

Fretboard

Fingerboard inlay materialpearl fingerboard inlay material
Fingerboard materialrosewood fingerboard
Fingerboard position markerstrapezoid fingerboard position markers

Neck

Neck materialmahogany neck
Number of frets22 fret
Peghead (headstock)reverse headstock
Tuner layoutsix-in-a-row tuners

Electronics

Pickups configuration2 humbucker pickups

Controls

Tone controls2 tone controls
Volume controls2 volume controls

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