Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1963 Firebird V w/Maestro Vibrola Light Aged Cardinal Red 8.11 #400273

Serial Number: 400273
Weight: 8 lbs 11 oz

When Gibson hired famed automotive designer Ray Dietrich to create a radical new solid body guitar, Rock ‘n Roll history ensued. With its offset shape, neck-through construction and scorching mini-humbuckers, the ’63 Firebird V became an instant classic. Custom Shop is proud to present this exacting replica of a vintage original, which uses authentic contours, dimensions and construction methods for an incredible ownership and playing experience.

Tom Murphy, the Master Artisan and namesake of the newly created Murphy Lab, was central to the creation of the Gibson Custom Shop and personally developed the process of aging guitars. For 25 years, he has been replicating the vibe and character of vintage instruments on the canvas of newly-created guitars.

With a deep knowledge of authentic instruments, passion for his work, and visionary creativity, Tom has developed the tools and techniques to age guitars with more accuracy and attention to detail than ever before.

Other specifications include:

  • Body Shape Designer
  • Body Material 9-ply Mahogany/Walnut Neck-Through
  • Binding Fingerboard 1-Ply Cream
  • Weight Relief None
  • Finish Nitrocellulose Lacquer VOS (Vintage Patina)
  • Neck Material 9-ply Mahogany/Walnut Neck-Through
  • Profile (.797″/.987″)
  • Scale Length 24.75″ / 628.65mm
  • Fingerboard Material Indian Rosewood, Hide Glue Fit
  • Fingerboard Radius 12″
  • Number Of Frets 22
  • Frets Authentic Medium-Jumbo
  • Nut Material Nylon
  • Nut Width 1.69″ / 42.85mm
  • End of Board Width 2.24″ / 56.89mm
  • Inlays Aged Cellulose Nitrate Trapezoid
  • Joint Neck-Through Construction
  • Hardware Finish Nickel
  • Tuner Plating Nickel
  • Bridge ABR-1
  • Saddle Material Nickel-plated Brass
  • Tailpiece Maestro Vibrola
  • Tuning Machines Deluxe Banjo Tuners
  • Pickguard 3-Ply White/Black/White Firebird Hot-stamped
  • TrussRod 2-way Adjustable
  • Truss Rod Cover Black 1-Ply Gibson Hot-stamped
  • Control Knobs Gold Top Hats w/ Silver Inserts
  • Switch Tip Cream
  • Control Covers Black
  • Strap Buttons Aluminum
  • Pickup Covers Nickel
  • Neck Pickup Firebird Alnico V
  • Bridge Pickup Firebird Alnico V
  • Controls 2 500K CTS Volume Pots, 2 500K CTS Tone Pots, Hand-Wired Harness
  • Pickup Selector 3-Way Switchcraft
  • Output Jack Switchcraft
  • Strings .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046
  • Case Custom Shop Hardshell
  • Accessories Certificate of Authenticity
  • 8 lbs 11 oz
  • #400273

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