Up for sale, a 1996 Gibson Firebird V in exceptional, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case. Featuring 9-ply neck-through construction with a solid mahogany body and neck, the instrument's warmth and natural sustain translates faithfully through a pair of Gibson's hot Firebird pickups. The tone is rich and full, with plenty of midrange content and an aggressive treble bite. This Firebird weighs 8lbs 2oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action, and spot-on intonation.
-Wood: Neck through 9-ply mahogany/walnut
-Shape: Slender '60s-style C shape, measuring .815” 1st fret, .850” 12th.
-Fretboard: Bound rosewood, pearl trapezoid inlay, 12” radius
-Frets: Medium jumbo, virtually no wear
-Scale Length: 24 3/4“
-Nut: 1 11/16”
-Tuners: Nickel-plated banjo tuners (vintage-correct and no longer a standard line option)
-Serialization: Stamped serial on back of peghead
-Pickups: Firebird mini humbuckers, Gibson USA-embossed baseplates
-Harness: Untouched solder, Gibson-embossed pots
-Hardware: Original, chrome-plated ABR-1 Tune-o-Matic bridge and stopbar
-Plastics: Original black reflector cap knobs and three-ply pickguard with Firebird graphic
The Vintage Sunburst nitro lacquer gloss finish exhibits light finish checking on the back, and cosmetic wear is limited to just a few small dings and minor finish scratches on the body as a whole, as well as some pick scuffing along the strum path on top. The smooth gloss on the neck profile is immaculate save for a couple shallow marks along the treble-side shoulder.
The original brown tolex Gibson USA hardshell case with pink plush interior is included.