Why Shop With Us?
Free Standard Ground shipping (48 contiguous states, some overweight and Used/Vintage items excluded).
Orders placed before 3 p.m. ET usually ship the same business day.Learn More
2-Year Free Warranty on Guitars
Every guitar or bass you purchase from Musician's Friend (electric or acoustic, New or Open Box) includes two years of protection from manufacturer defects.Contact Us for Details
We're Here for You
Our Gear Advisers are available to guide you through your entire shopping experience. Call or Chat for expert advice and to hear the latest deals.Contact Us
MON - FRI 5 AM - 8 PM PT
SAT - SUN 6 AM - 7 PM PT
Gibson Custom Murphy Lab 1963 Firebird V w/ Maestro Vibrola Ultra Light Aged Electric Guitar Ember Redtrue true
Musician's Friend Rewards
This oversized item has special shipping requirements
Style: Ember Red
Gibson Custom Murphy Lab 1963 Firebird V w/ Maestro Vibrola Ultra Light Aged Electric Guitar Ember Red
Frequently bought together
- Free Shipping
- Flexible Financing
- Lowest Price
- Ships Internationally
Gold Coverage Protection
Protect your gear
Gold Coverage Protection
Gold Coverage goes above and beyond the manufacturer's warranty to protect your gear from unexpected breakdowns, accidental damage from handling and failures. This plan covers your product for one, two, three or up to five years from your date of purchase, costs just pennies per day and gives you a complete "no-worry" solution for protecting your investment.
Gold Coverage Includes:
- Unexpected and unintentional spills, drops and cracks
- Normal wear and tear
- Power surges
- Dust, internal heat and humidity
Other plan features include:
- For products over $200, No Lemon Policy applies. If it fails for the same defect 3 times, it is replaced on the 4th breakdown. (Does not apply to failures due to drops, spills, and cracks)
- For products under $200 experiencing the above failures, a Musician's Friend gift card will be issued for the full price of the product + tax.
- Shipping fees covered if required for repair or replacement
- Plans are transferable in the event merchandise is sold
- Plans are renewable on new gear
*Limitations and exclusions apply. See terms and conditions (Opens in new window) for program details
Term for New Gear begins on date of purchase but does not replace the store return policy or manufacturer coverage.
A Vintage Classic, Recreated for the Modern Guitarist
The Gibson Custom Murphy Lab 1963 Firebird V is a classic axe through and through. At Musician’s Friend, we can’t get enough of it. If you want to own a piece of Gibson history, this guitar is for you. It features all the classic contours, dimensions and construction as the classic Gibson Firebird, plus they add Murphy Lab Ultra Light Aging for a truly vintage look and feel. For all the classic rock sounds you’ve been dreaming of, the Murphy Lab Firebird V is powered by a pair of Firebird Alnico V pickups with handwired CTS electronics and a Switchcraft 3-way selector to deliver that ultimate classic rock sound.p>
Let’s Start With the Finish
Tom Murphy was instrumental in creating the Gibson Custom Shop; he's also a pioneer in the art of aging guitars. This Custom Shop Firebird V gets an Ultra Light aging to make this guitar look and feel like it’s been kept in a case for ages.
Historically Authentic Construction
The Custom Shop doesn't fool around when it comes to construction. From laser-scanned dimensions to chemically recreated plastics, their attention to detail makes all the difference. The Firebird V features a mahogany/walnut construction that delivers detailed tone and long sustain. The strong 9-play mahogany/walnut neck is strong and boasts an authentic ’63 Medium C neck shape to give you the same look and feel as that cherished ’60s original. Extra-rolled binding makes the Indian rosewood fretboard as comfortable as a well-oiled baseball glove.
Classic Rock Tones
Gibson loaded this guitar with a pair of Firebird Alnico V pickups. The handwired CTS electronics and a Switchcraft 3-way selector give you that iconic classic rock tone. Pick up this Murphy Lab Firebird V and you’ll be rocking all night long.
Hardware With a History
Along with the Ultra Light aged finish, the hardware on this Firebird V makes it an instance classic. You can dial in your tone with an ABR-1 adjustable bridge with a vintage-accurate Maestro Vibrola. Deluxe banjo tuners and heavily aged nickel hardware complete the historic look.
Add This Iconic Gibson to Your Arsenal
The waiting list for a Murphy Lab guitar can take up to two years, so if vintage style and sounds are your game, grab this Gibson Firebird V while you can. It comes with a certificate of authenticity, and a brown and pink reissue 5-latch hardshell case.
- 9-ply mahogany/walnut body for detailed tone and long sustain
- Strong 24.75" scale mahogany/walnut neck with 22-fret, 12" radius Indian rosewood fretboard affixed with hide glue
- Firebird Alnico 5 humbuckers with handwired CTS electronics and a Switchcraft 3-way selector for all the classic rock tones
- ABR-1 bridge, Maestro Vibrola tailpiece, Deluxe banjo tuning machines complete this historically accurate instrument
Discover the magic of the ’60s with this Firebird V. Order yours today.
Murphy Lab 1963 Firebird V w/ Maestro Vibrola Ultra Light Aged Electric Guitar Specifications:Body
- Body Type: Offset Solid Body
- Body wood: Multi-piece mahogany/walnut
- Body finish: Aged Nitrocellulose Lacquer
- Neck shape: Vintage Medium C
- Neck wood: Multi-piece mahogany/walnut
- Joint: Neck-through
- Scale length: 24.75"
- Truss rod: Vintage
- Neck finish: Aged Nitrocellulose lacquer
- Material: Solid Indian rosewood
- Radius: 12"
- Fret size: Vintage-style
- Number of frets: 22
- Inlays: Celluloid Trapezoid
- Nut width/material: 1.687"/Nylon
- Configuration: HH
- Neck: Proprietary Humbucker
- Bridge: Proprietary Humbucker
- Control layout: Individual volume, Individual tone
- Pickup switch: 3-Way
- Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
- Bridge design: Vintage-style Individual saddle
- Tailpiece: Vibrato
- Tuning machines: Vintage-style
- Color: Nickel
- Number of strings: 6 String
- Case: Hardshell case
- Orientation: Right-handed
- Country of Origin: United States
- Free Standard Ground shipping (48 contiguous states, some overweight and Used/Vintage items excluded).
- Orders placed before 3 p.m. ET usually ship the same business day.
Every guitar or bass you purchase from Musician's Friend (electric or acoustic, New or Open Box) includes two years of protection from manufacturer defects.
Our Gear Advisers are available to guide you through your entire shopping experience. Call or Chat for expert advice and to hear the latest deals.