Own an iconic rock guitar, and a piece of Gibson history, with the Gibson Custom 1965 Non-reverse Firebird V solidbody electric guitar. Complete with authentic contours, dimensions, and construction methods, this Firebird will instantly transport you to a time of hot-rodded cars and musical revolution. The mahogany/walnut neck delivers true vintage feel with its authentic ’65 Slim C shape. And a pair of Firebird Alnico V pickups, with hand-wired CTS electronics and a Switchcraft three-way selector, deliver definitive classic rock tone. With every detail accounted for, the Gibson Custom 1965 Non-reverse Firebird V may be the closest you’ll ever get to playing a true ’60s original.
Own a 6-string legend
The Gibson Custom 1965 Non-reverse Firebird V is a re-creation of (what was considered) a radical design in the early 1960s. Created by legendary automotive designer (and visionary) Ray Dietrich, the original 1963 Firebirds literally reversed conventional concepts for guitar bodies and headstocks. You can bet heads turned when any guitar player took to the stage with one of these unusual instruments strapped on. Today, the Gibson Custom 1965 Non-reverse Firebird V gives you the experience of strapping on a 1965 original.
You’ll be in good company, playing a Firebird
The Gibson Custom 1965 Non-reverse Firebird V springs from a distinguished lineage. Players like Eric Clapton, Johnny Winter, and Phil Manzanera (Roxy Music) found the Firebird’s combination of looks and sound to be perfect for their needs (though, of course, Clapton played many Gibsons through the years). Keith Richards and Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones, Stephen Stills, and Tom Petty have also been seen wielding a Firebird. You’ll be in good company, playing the Gibson Custom 1965 Non-reverse Firebird V.
- Crafted with authentic contours, dimensions, and construction methods for a true vintage experience
- Solid mahogany construction delivers detailed tone and long sustain
- “Authentic ’65 Slim C” neck shape delivers the feel of a ’60s original
- Neck-through construction for great sustain
- 2 mini humbuckers serve up timeless Firebird tone
- Vintage-accurate Maestro Vibrola tailpiece