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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 Heavy 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 a Heavy aging, equivalent to a half century of wear. You'll see lacquer checking and belt buckle rash, but only light arm and neck wear. The hardware is heavily aged to match.

 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 Heavy 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 With Maestro Vibrola Heavy Aged Electric Guitar Specifications:

  • Body Type: Offset Solid Body
  • Body wood: Multi-piece Mahogany/Walnut
  • Body finish: Aged Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Neck shape: C
  • Neck wood: Multi-piece Mahogany/Walnut
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Truss rod: Vintage
  • Neck finish: Aged Nitrocellulose lacquer
  • Material: 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

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