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Epiphone 1963 Firebird V Maestro Vibrola Ember Red (Incl.hardcase)

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  • Article Number:
    EIGC63FB5EMRNM1
  • €1,895.00

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Made in Collaboration with Gibson Custom

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-1 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

  • 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

Neck

  • Profile: 1963 Firebird

  • Scale Length: 628.65 mm / 24.75 in

  • Fingerboard Material: Indian Laurel

  • Fingerboard Radius: 304.8 mm / 12 in

  • Neck Material: 9-ply Mahogany/Walnut

  • 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

Hardware

  • 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

Electronics

  • 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

Miscellaneous

  • Strings Gauge: .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046

  • Case: Hardshell


Description

Made in Collaboration with Gibson Custom

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-1 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

  • 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

Neck

  • Profile: 1963 Firebird

  • Scale Length: 628.65 mm / 24.75 in

  • Fingerboard Material: Indian Laurel

  • Fingerboard Radius: 304.8 mm / 12 in

  • Neck Material: 9-ply Mahogany/Walnut

  • 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

Hardware

  • 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

Electronics

  • 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

Miscellaneous

  • Strings Gauge: .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046

  • Case: Hardshell



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