Gibson 1965 Firebird V Non-Reversed


Electric guitar

  • Custom Shop Model
  • VOS - Vintage Original Specifications
  • Body: Solid mahogany (swietenia macrophylla)
  • Full-length neck 9 layers: Mahogany / walnut (swietenia macrophylla)
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood (dalbergia latifolia)
  • Perloid dot fingerboard inlays
  • Neck profile: Authentic '65 Slim "C"
  • Scale: 628 mm
  • Fretboard radius: 12"
  • Nut width: 42 mm
  • 22 Frets
  • Pickups: 2 Firebird AlNiCo V
  • 2 Volume and 2 tone controls
  • 3-way toggle switch
  • Deluxe banjo tuners
  • Nickel hardware
  • ABR-1 bridge with Maestro Vibrola tremolo
  • Colour: Vintage Sunburst
  • Incl. Case and certificate of authenticity
  • Made in USA
Available since November 2021
Item number 526700
Sales Unit 1 piece(s)
Shape Firebird
Colour Sunburst
Soundboard Mahogany
Top None
Neck Mahogany, Walnut
Fretboard Rosewood
Frets 22
Scale 629 mm
Pickups HH
Active Pickups No
Tremolo Vibrola
Incl. Case Yes
Incl. Bag No
Limited Run None
Model Firebird
Body Mahogany
Pickup System HH
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1 Review

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The Tone Detective 16.09.2023
I am not new to Gibson Firebirds owning reverse and non reverse models all custom shop and all great. This one is the best. Faultless build quality, gorgeous finish and a neck that’s a bit chunkier than the description suggests. Substantial rather than big and very comfortable. Balance is great, no stiff pots and the firebird alnico five mini humbuckers are wonderful, not shrill yet bright full and clear with a bit more body than usual but definitely not hot. One of the guitar magazines gave a custom colour version of this a positive review but he did crtitisize the pickup selectot slide switch for making a thunk sound. I was concerned about that but I haven’t experienced his problem, in fact I prefer it to the regular three way toggle on my other non teverse bird which I do knock occasionally. No such problem with the slider which is low profile, positive and quiet in operation. The set up was great and I haven’t had to adjust anything. Great sustain, no deadspots and the vibrola behaves perfectly. It holds tuning very well in moderate use and it’s not my first but definitely the best. The nut is cut well, the tuners are even and positive. Gibson Firebird cases are notorious for being huge and ungainly but Gibson Custom must have been listening because this one is scaled down somewhat and it’s much more manageable. I am very happy with my purchase, I’m flying high!