Gibson Firebird V Sunburst 1963

6-String Solid Body Electric Guitar with Brazilian Rosewood Fingerboard. Made in the USA.
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Gibson Firebird V Sunburst 1963

Vintage

Description & Specs

The following specs were carefully collected and recorded by a skilled technician. For a more detailed description and questions regarding sound, feel, or cosmetic condition, please visit our Lincoln Avenue showroom or call to speak to one of our Used and Vintage experts.
Finish Details: Finish appears original.
Body Material: Mahogany
Neck Material: Mahogany
Fingerboard Material: Brazilian Rosewood
Neck Profile: D
Neck Thickness (IN): 1st fret .84", 12th fret .995"
Fingerboard Radius: 12.00"
Nut Width: 1-11/16"
Scale Length: 24 3/4"
Neck Details: Replaced nut, original frets. Frets appear to have been leveled.
Electronics: Electronics appear original; patent sticker Firebird pickups and original harness with untouched solder joints. Pot codes date to 1963.
Pickup Measurements: Neck 6.33K, Bridge 6.41K
Hardware: Hardware appears original except for the bridge, which is a later 60's ABR without foundry mark.
Weight: 7lbs 11oz
Modifications/Repairs: Replaced nut, the pickup cover on the neck pickup has been removed at one point. Frets appear to have been leveled.
Case Details: Original hardshell case.
Cosmetic Condition: Guitar is in good condition with moderate wear. Finish is checking throughout, and there are small scratches and dings here and there. The hardware has a medium patina.
Serial Number: 142800
Tech Notes: Guitar plays well with low action and optimal neck relief. Frets are wide and flat, showing moderate wear in the first position. This is an example of an early Firebird V with two piece neck, short vibrato unit and pick guard without the bird emblem. These appointments are only found on very early Firebird Vs.
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