1991 reverse body Gibson Firebird V in excellent condition. No wall flower, this guitar will knock your socks off.
Johnny Winter, Clapton, Manzanera, Brian Jones, none of them played a 90’s Firebird V, but with this reissue Gibson reintroduced the guitar playing public to its illusive tones and Ray Dietrich design, ready for a whole raft of new guitar heroes to add their own stamp to the canon.
All totally correct aside from some screening paint in the cavities. No signs of breaks or repairs which is as much a testament to modern case design than anything. The finish is in excellent condition and has faded nicely. The original pickguard is crack free which is a pleasant surprise.
Neck on this one is chunky but is very comfortable to play and with the zero wear on the frets it plays like new with a good low action and excellent intonation. There is some discolouration in places but no wear to the lacquer.
Electrically everything, aside from the screening paint is correct with no sign of any modifications. Pots are dated week 22 of 1991. Both pickups are correct patent number with ceramic magnets. These give a little more output than the originals and are more in keeping with the period.
Original case is in excellent shape, just like the guitar,.
A classic in its own right, this machine is made for rock. If you're hankering after a Firebird then this might be the one for you.