1964 Gibson Firebird V
Posted on September 24 2015
This vintage 1964 Gibson Firebird V is owned by a friend of mine. The Firebird series was introduced in 1963 with a new for Gibson construction design that didn't require a neck joint. The neck is made from a few pieces of Mahogany laminated together and extends as one piece from the headstock to very end of the body. This design is called a "neck through". The body wings are separate pieces of Mahogany that are glued on to the neck. The Firebird was made with this new neck through style until 1965 when Gibson redesigned the series. The second version involved a neck joint similar to an SG body. The original design is now know as the Reverse body while the post-1965 style is called Non-Reverse. Do you have a Gibson Firebird for sale? Visit my buying page to send pictures of your guitar.