Gibson Johnny Winter 1964 Firebird V Polaris White

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Product information - GIBSON Johnny Winter 1964 Firebird V Polaris White

Johnny Winter Signature Firebird electric guitar, including case and certificate

With the Gibson Johnny Winter 1964 Firebird V Polaris White, the Gibson Custom Shop in Nashville to a true great of blues music. The blues musician, made famous by his performances at the Fillmore East and Woodstock, as well as his concert at the Grugahalle in Essen, always fell back on his iconic Firebirds, which, with their distinctive sound of two Firebird mini humbuckers, created the perfect tonal foundation for Johnny's unique playing style. Designed by the Custom Shop team, this replica of his stage guitar boasts amazing attention to detail and gives fans and collectors access to an iconic part of blues history. including case and certificate!

Gibson Johnny Winter 1964 Firebird V Polaris White

The Gibson Johnny Winter 1964 Firebird V Polaris White at a glance:

  • Custom Shop Johnny Winter Firebird V Electric Guitar
  • Made in USA
  • 5-piece through neck made of mahogany and walnut
  • Glued mahogany wings
  • Authentic '64 Medium C neck profile
  • 22-fret Indian rosewood fretboard
  • Corian nut, 42.86 mm wide
  • Gibson Firebird Alnico V Rhythm mini humbucker in neck position
  • Gibson Firebird Alnico V Lead mini-humbucker in bridge position
  • Hand-wired wiring with separate volume and tone controls
  • Gibson No-Wire ABR-1 Tune-o-Matic and aluminum stop bar
  • Deluxe Banjo Tuners
  • Nickel hardware
  • Polaris White Nitrocellulose Finish, Murphy Lab Aged
  • Includes hardshell Case and certificate of authenticity

5-piece neck-through construction

A hallmark of the sixties Firebird, the Gibson Johnny Winter 1964 Firebird V Polaris White features a resonant neck-through construction of five-piece mahogany and walnut, finished with mahogany wings in the unmistakable Firebird design. The Authentic '64 Medium C profile, which is based on an accurate analysis of early Firebird models, provides the classic playability of the original Firebird V and is as close as possible to the feel of the original.

Firebird Alnico V humbucker with hand-wired wiring

Using special mini humbuckers, the Gibson Firebird is known for its distinctive vocal and present sound, which Johnny Winter made his own in a unique way. The two Firebird Mini Humbuckers follow the classic pickup design with narrow coil winding and use Alnico V magnets to capture the warm and vocal Firebird character. The Johnny Winter 1964 Firebird V is controlled via a hand-wired wiring, which consists of separate volume and tone controls and a 3-way toggle switch on the lower body horn.

Lovely visual details

The Johnny Winter 1964 Firebird V features a number of distinctive idiosyncrasies that retell the story of Johnny's unique stage guitar. For example, the replica model features the filled holes of the original factory-installed Maestro Vibrola and the missing reflector of the neck volume control. furthermore, the model presents an authentic aging of the nitro lacquer. For this, the Murphy Lab team of aging expert Tom Murphy analyzed the finish condition of the original, and from classic nitro lacquer cracks to the accumulated dings and dongs to the authentic fading of the Firebird logo on the Pickguard to produce an exact copy of the Johnny Winter Firebird.


  • Manufacturer: Gibson
  • Series: Custom Shop
  • Design: Firebird
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Top: No
  • Binding: No
  • Neck: 5-ply, Mahogany/Walnut
  • Neck Construction: Neck-through-body
  • Neck Profile: Authentic '64 Medium C
  • Scale in mm: 629
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Fretboard Type: Fretted
  • Fretboard Radius in Inches: 12
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Fretboard Inlays: Trapeze
  • Nut type: Corian
  • Nut width in mm: 42.86
  • Pickup: HH
  • Manufacturer pickups: Gibson
  • Neck Pickup: Firebird Alnico V Rhythm
  • Middle Pickup: No
  • Bridge Pickup: Firebird Alnico V Lead
  • Piezo Pickup: No
  • Active pickups: No
  • Coil-splitting: No
  • Electronic: Handwired
  • Switch: 3-Way
  • Control: 2x Vol, 2x Tone
  • Bridge: Gibson No Wire ABR-1
  • Tailpiece: Aluminium Stopbar
  • Tuners: Banjo Tuner
  • Strap Button: Standard
  • Hardware: Nickel
  • Weight (kg): 3.4
  • String Gauge: .010 - .046
  • Factory Tuning: Standard E
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Finish: Nitrozellulose, Murphy Aged
  • Colour: Polaris White
  • Number of Strings: 6
  • Case included: Yes
  • Gigbag included: No
  • Certificate: Yes
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