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Epiphone 1963 Firebird V Maestro Vibrola Electric Guitar Ember Red


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Iconic reverse Firebird style and tone at an accessible price point.

Bringing back the legendary reverse banjo headstock and sleek double-cutaway body of the 1963 Firebird V, the Epiphone Inspired by Gibson Custom 1963 Firebird V electric guitar authentically recreates the iconic guitar model at an accessible price point. Its premium features include a neck-through-body design that enhances sustain and tone, along with powerful humbucker pickups and high-quality electronics to produce the classic Firebird sound. With the addition of a Maestro Vibrato tailpiece, you can add expressiveness and character to your playing. The Epiphone Inspired by Gibson Custom 1963 Firebird V comes complete with a high-quality gig bag for protection and portability.

Authentic 1963 Firebird V Body Shape and Construction

The Epiphone 1963 Firebird V features the same sleek, angular semi-hollow body as the original, with mahogany wings and neck-through walnut and mahogany construction. This yields enhanced sustain and resonance for singing leads and rich, complex chords. The slim tapered neck has a fast feel that makes it easy to play fast solos up and down the fingerboard. The vintage-style vibrola tailpiece adds expressive vibrato effects to your playing. Together with the iconic reversed headstock, bound rosewood fingerboard and block inlays, the Epiphone 1963 Firebird V looks, feels and plays just like the 60s classic.

Constructed With a Neck-Through-Body Design

The Epiphone Inspired by Gibson Custom 1963 Firebird V features a neck-through-body design, with the 9-ply neck running through the center of the mahogany/walnut body. This enhances sustain and produces a rich, resonant tone. The mahogany and walnut neck and body woods provide a balanced sound across the tonal spectrum, with good note definition and tight low end. The set mahogany wings on either side of the neck complete the sleek double-cutaway body, giving you easy access to the upper frets.

Loaded With Classic Firebird Pickups and Electronics

To recreate that unmistakable Firebird tone, the Epiphone Inspired by Gibson Custom 1963 Firebird V is equipped with Gibson USA Firebird mini humbucker pickups, using Alnico 5 magnets for singing leads and tight low end. It also features premium CTS potentiometers, Mallory capacitors and a Switchcraft 3-way pickup selector toggle switch for dialing in your tone. With authentic Firebird electronics and hardware, this Epiphone guitar not only looks the part, but also delivers the classic Firebird sound - from warm cleans to snarling overdrive.

Add Expression With the Vibrato Tailpiece

The Maestro Vibrato tailpiece is a distinctive feature of the Firebird V and lets you add expression and character to your playing. The newly redesigned Maestro Vibrato has an engraved Epiphone logo on the cover for a premium look. By pressing down on the vibrato's tremolo arm, you can create warbling pitch effects, screaming dives and shimmering vibrato. From blues and rock to country and jazz, the vibrato tailpiece expands your tonal palette.

Quality Components For Accurate Vintage Reproduction

In every detail, the Epiphone 1963 Firebird V aims for vintage-accurate reproduction. It features Kluson banjo-style tuners with planetary gears for smooth and stable tuning, while the Epiphone ABR-1 bridge provides reliable string alignment. The body and neck binding are multi-ply for an authentic look. Inside, it uses modern wiring and Switchcraft components for improved reliability compared to vintage specimens. And the included Epiphone Custom hardshell case securely protects your investment. For discerning players who appreciate vintage style along with modern playability, the Epiphone Inspired by Gibson Custom 1963 Firebird V delivers an exceptional recreation of a classic.

  • Body Type: Offset
  • Body wood: Multi-piece mahogany/walnut
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Neck shape: Custom
  • Neck wood: Multi-piece mahogany/walnut
  • Joint: Neck-through
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Material: Indian laurel
  • Radius: 12"
  • Fret size: Medium-jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Mother-of-pearl trapezoids
  • Nut width/material: 1.69 in. (43 mm) GraphTech
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: Proprietary Humbucker
  • Bridge: Proprietary Humbucker
  • Control layout: Individual volume, individual tone
  • Switching: 3-way
  • Bridge type: Fixed Bridge
  • Bridge design: Floating
  • Tailpiece: Hardtail
  • Tuning machines: Vintage-style
  • Color: Nickel
  • Number of strings: 6
  • Case: Hardshell Case
  • Orientation: Right Handed


  • Neck-through-body mahogany and walnut construction with mahogany wings
  • 1963 Firebird neck profile with Indian laurel fingerboard
  • 2x Gibson USA Firebird mini humbucker pickups
  • Kluson planetary geared "banjo style" tuners and Epiphone ABR bridge with Maestro Vibrola tailpiece
  • Switchcraft 1/4" output jack, CTS pots and Mallory cap