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Epiphone 1963 Firebird V Maestro w/ Case in Frost Blue

$3,389.00 Regular price Haworth Savings $610.00 RRP $3,999.00
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SKU: 8500692

Epiphone 1963 Firebird V Maestro w/ Case in Frost Blue

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 hard-shell case is also included.

Body

  • Shape: Firebird
  • Body: 9-ply Mahogany/Walnut Neck-Through

Neck

  • Material: 9-ply Mahogany/Walnut
  • Profile: 1963 Firebird
  • Nut width: 43 mm
  • Fingerboard: Indian Laurel
  • Scale length: 628.65 mm
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Nut: Graph Tech
  • Inlay: Mother of Pearl Trapezoid

Hardware

  • Bridge: Epiphone ABR
  • Knobs: Gold with Silver Reflectors
  • Tailpiece: Maestro Vibrola
  • Tuners: Kluson "Banjo-style" Planetary
  • Plating: 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