2008 Gibson Custom Shop JOHNNY WINTER 1963 Firebird AGED & SIGNED! Tom Murphy
2008 Gibson Custom Shop Johnny Winter '63 Firebird AGED and SIGNED! Rare SIGNED Model. These don't come up for sale often. Only a few of these were hand-signed on...
2008 Gibson Custom Shop Johnny Winter '63 Firebird AGED and SIGNED!
Rare SIGNED Model. These don't come up for sale often. Only a few of these were hand-signed on the back plate as well as the certificate. This is one of them. Tom Murphy aged, perfect copy of Johnny Winter's main guitar! Only 150 were made, but only a very select few have the hand-signed back plate. I've only seen them in the 30's serial number range and all were from Wildwood Guitars so I assume it was a special request. The guitar is all-original and minty except one pickup was rewound by Lindy Fralin (matched to the other brilliantly). The guitar comes with the original hardshell case, signed COA, inspection checklists, and other paperwork as shown.
Like the first Firebirds, this Custom Shop recreation employs Gibson's unusual "reverse" body design so prized by collectors. The "reverse" body features a longer right-hand horn and reversed headstock with tuners on the treble side -- details that defied Gibson's seemingly "old-fashioned" image in the late '60s, and made other guitar makers sit up and take notice. While the 1963 Firebird was released in several pickup and tailpiece combinations, the "V" model included two mini-humbucker pickups, trapezoid pearl inlays, cream neck binding, and Gibson's classic "banjo" tuning keys -- all of which are faithfully recreated in the Johnny Winter Firebird. The original utilized a Tune-O-Matic bridge; this Custom Shop reissue features an ABR-1 bridge with heavy stop-bar tailpiece.
Model Johnny Winter Firebird V
Body Type Solid
Body Wood Mahogany
Finish Type Nitro Lacquer
Finish Color Tobacco Burst
Aging Johnny Winter Replica Aging
Binding Single-ply cream binding
Neck Wood Mahogany
Neck Carve Firebird Rounded
Scale Length 24.751
Width at Nut 1-11/16
Neck Finish Nitro
Inlays Pearloid trapezoid inlays
Bridge Pickup Mini-humbucker pickup
Neck Pickup Mini-humbucker pickup
Bridge ABR-1 Bridge, heavy stop-bar tailpiece
Tuners Banjo Tuners
Controls 2 volume, 2 tone, 3-way selector switch
Extras: Signed Backplate
Case Original Gibson Custom Shop Case, COA Included
Weight 8.1 lbs
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