The Gibson Firebird V 2010 Electric Guitar features the iconic reverse-body styling and reverse six-in-line ‘hawk's head’ headstock that made the original so unique nearly 5 decades ago. It retains the visionary ‘through-body’ neck design that increases sustain and resonance, while upgrading the instrument's power with a pair of ceramic-magnet mini-humbucking pickups that look identical to the originals. The Firebird V 2010 is the real deal!
Gibson Firebird V 2010 Electric Guitar Features
- Neck-Through-Body Construction and Solid Mahogany Body
- Hybrid '50s rounded/'60s slim-taper
- Trademark ‘Firebird’ logo on Pickguard
- Gibson High-Output, Ceramic Mini Humbuckers
- Steinberger Gearless Tuners
With its nitrocellulose finish and traditional appointments such as the pearloid trapezoid fingerboard inlays, beveled headstock with black central section, and Firebird pickguard motif, today's Gibson Firebird V is visually indistinguishable from its predecessor of the early '60s, but it roars like no 'Bird before it.
Considered just too far ahead of its time back in the day, the ‘reverse-body’ Firebird was deleted for a somewhat more traditionally shaped ‘non-reverse’ Gibson Firebird in 1965, and remains a rare bird indeed, but the Gibson USA Firebird V brings that radical look and sound back to the hands of hardworking guitarists everywhere.
The Gibson Firebird
Conceived amid the chrome and tailfins of the Motor City, forged on the workbenches of Kalamazoo, proven on rock and blues stages around the globe, the Gibson Firebird was one of the most radical instruments the world had ever experience when it hit the scene in 1963, and it's still a guaranteed head-turner today. The Firebird was the brainchild of legendary automotive designer and visionary Ray Dietrich (designer of classic Lincoln and Packard cars), enlisted by Gibson to bolster the guitar lines of the early '60s and help solidify the company's eminent rank among solidbody electric guitar manufacturers.