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Firebird V 2015
Unparalleled sustain
Clear Mini–Humbucker tones, with super sustain from legendary Firebird "neck–through" construction.
Zero Fret Adjustable Nut (patent applied for) The patent applied for Zero Fret Adjustable Nut increases sustain, promotes accurate intonation, and improves action by offering a wide, range of nut adjustments. Slide guitarists can raise and lower action easily. Upgraded Tune-O-Matic Bridge with Titanium Saddles An Allen wrench-compatible thumbscrew easily adjusts the bridge height, and specially notched titanium saddles match each string so notes ring more clearly and sustain longer. Wider Neck and Fingerboard A wider neck and fingerboard increase playing comfort for hammer-ons, pull-offs, and bends, yet the same string spacing retains a familiar, consistent feel. Comprehensive Wood Selection Gibson USA matches the rarest and finest woods to every guitar based on the quality of the match, consistency of the figure, intensity of the figure, clarity, and wave. Thicker Rosewood Fingerboard The increased mass of a thicker, one-piece rosewood fingerboard extends sustain. Pearl Inlays Genuine pearl inlays enhance the guitar's appearance and increase its value. Smoother Sanded, Buffed and Oiled Fingerboard A new, unique oil-treated buffing process upgrades the fingerboard to a silkier feel. Comprehensive Setup A new comprehensive setup and PLEK program combined with a lower fret height on every Gibson USA 2015 Model Year guitar provides a silky smooth feel, accurate intonation, and easy bending. Improved Output Jack The re-designed jack houses a more secure, multipoint connection for better signal transfer and holds cables more firmly in place. Heavier Gauge Wire All Gibson USA guitars now use thicker, stranded wire that provides more surface area for making strong internal connections. New and Improved Hardshell Case The new and improved hardshell case for 2015 upgrades the look and strength. Made to withstand an up to 15-foot drop (up to four times more resistant to drops than other cases), the tough, ergonomic, molded exterior and cushioned interior provide maximum protection as well as insulation from temperature and humidity extremes.
Wood Species: Mahogany
Pieces: multi matched
Grade: Ultra low
Binding: None
Average Weight (body only): 1.28 kg / 2.82 lbs
Materials Used
Glue: Franklin Titebond 50
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect: A Solid mahogany body has the most sustain
Body Contour
Carve: Flat
Wood Selection Scale
Body Grade:
Body Contour
Wood Species: Mahogany/Walnut neck thru
Pieces: 9 ply multi laminate
Truss Rod: Firebird
Profile: Slim Taper™
Thickness at Fret 1: 20.32 mm / .800"
Thickness at Fret 12: 21.59 mm / .850"
Other Materials: Franklin Titebond 50
Average Weight: 1.54 kg / 3.4 lb
Peg Head
Type: Firebird
Peg Head Binding:
Headstock Angle: 14 degrees
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect: The mahogany/walnut neck through construction provide maximum sustain and strength.
Neck Fit
Joint Angle: 3.5 degrees
Joint Angle Tolerance: 0 deg 0 min 15 sec
Type: Neck through break angle
Gauges Used: Pitch Height Gauge, Alignment Gauge
Style: Zero Fret Nut
Material: Cryogenically treated Brass
Width: 4.5993 cm / 1.795"
Slots: E: 1.4732 mm / 0.058 inches
A: 1.2192 mm / 0.048 inches
D: 0.9652 mm / 0.038 inches
G: 0.7112 mm / 0.028 inches
B: 0.4826 mm / 0.019 inches

e: 0.3556 mm / 0.014 inches
Wood Species: Rosewood
Pieces: 1
Shade: Dark
Fingerboard Details
Radius: 30.48 cm / 12"
Frets: 22
Nut/End of Board: 4.5993 cm / 1.795" @ nut, 5.9944 cm / 2.360" @ end of board
Scale: 62.865 cm / 24.75"
Binding: Cream
Side Dots (Color): Black
Fingerboard Inlays
Style: Trapezoid
Material: Mother of Pearl
Dimensions: From 16.51 mm x 29.718 mm / 0.66" x 1.17 " to 6.096 mm x 39.624 mm / 0.24" x 1.56"
Average Weight: 117.93 gm / 4.16 oz
Wood Selection Scale
Neck Profile
Vintage Sunburst
Color Code: VS
Surface Texture: Smooth/ Hi Gloss 90 Sheen Lacquer
Filler: Walnut
Sealer: 1–1.5 mils
Top: Sunburst Yellow #508–Y5V–1167 w/ New Red Brown #508–1185D–H5PRS
Top Coat: Hi Gloss Lacquer/ 90 Sheen 7–8 mils
Scraped: Fingerboard Sides and Nut
Pickups Rhythm Lead
Style: 495R Mini Humbucker Fbird 495T Mini Humbucker Fbird
Winds/Coil: Screw side/Slug side: 7000 8400
Material of Wire (gauge): Copper (44) Copper (45)
Coil Dimensions (per coil): 6.57 cm x 1.27 cm / 2.59" x 0.50" 6.57 cm x 1.27 cm / 2.59" x 0.50"
Coil Material: ABS ABS
Coil Winding Process: Machine Wound Machine Wound
Pole Piece Material: steel blade steel blade
Pole Piece Position from Nut: 47.3075 cm / 18.625" 59.52998 cm / 23.437 inches
Slug Material: steel blade steel blade
Slug Dimensions (diameter x length): 5.74 cm x 1.27 cm x 3.175 mm / 2.26" x .50" x. 125" 5.74 cm x 1.27 cm x 3.175 mm / 2.26" x .50" x. 125"
Magnet Material: Ceramic Ceramic
Magnet Position from Nut: 48.26 cm / 19" 58.7375cm / 23.125"
Magnet Dimensions: 6.35 cm x 1.27 mm / 2.5" x 0.5" 6.35 cm x 1.27 mm / 2.5" x 0.5"
Polarities: Screw side is the south pole of magnet Screw side is the south pole of magnet
Cover: Chrome plated Chrome plated
Qfactor: 3.28 2.46
ResistanceDC: 14.28k ohms 25.25k ohms
Resonant Frequency: 3448.71 Hz 2482.71 Hz
Tonal & Resonant Advancements: The Ceramic magnets provide a crisp bright tone while the higher windings of thinner wire create articulate highs and higher output
Control Pocket Assembly Lead Volume Rhythm Volume
Type: 500K Non–Linear 500K Non–Linear
Peak Voltage: 500V 500V
Range: 0–500K 0–500K
Power Rating: 1/4 watt above 100K ohms 1/4 watt above 100K ohms
Resistance Tolerance: +/– 20% +/– 20%
Minimum Resistance: 200 ohms 200 ohms
  Lead Tone Rhythm Tone
Type: 500K Non–Linear 500K Non–Linear
Peak Voltage: 500V 500V
Range: 0–500K 0–500K
Power Rating: 1/4 watt above 100K ohms 1/4 watt above 100K ohms
Resistance Tolerance: +/– 20% +/– 20%
Minimum Resistance: 200 ohms 200 ohms
Capacitors: Lead Value Rhythm
  .022 uF .022 uF
Tuning Keys
Style: Steinberger Gearless Tuners
Material: Steel
Weight: 28 gm / 0.98 oz
Tuning Keys Details
Tuning Ratio: 40:1
Gear Type: None
What is allowable turn: +/– 2 degrees
Plating specs: Chrome
Part numbers: 430–14163
String Dimensions
E: 1.1684mm / 0.046"
A: 0.9144 mm / 0.036"
D: 0.6604 mm / 0.026"
G: 0.4064mm / 0.016"
B: 0.2794mm / 0.011"
e: 0.2286mm / 0.009"
Style: Tune–o–matic w /Titanium saddles
Material: Zamak base
Plating Specs: Chrome
Part number: 430–14384
Weight: 72.5748 gm / 2.56 oz
Dimensions of String Slots
E: 1.4732mm / 0.058"
A: 1.2192mm / 0.048"
D: 0.9652mm / 0.038"
G: 0.7112mm / 0.028"
B: 0.4826mm / 0.019''
e: 0.3556mm / 0.014"
Style: Stop Bar
Compensated: No
Material: Zamak
Plating Specs: Chrome
Part number: 430–10173
Weight: 108.862 gm / 3.84 oz
Output Jack
Style: 1/4" mono with dual tip contact barrel jack
Strap Buttons
Material: Aluminum
Plating Specs: None
Part numbers: 430–19160 / 430–19160E
Weight: 4.0 gm / 0.14 oz
Pick Guard
Style: multi ply white hot stamp red firebird
Part Number: 380–12460
Truss Rod Cover
Style: Firebird hot stamped gold "Gibson"
Part Number: 430–19489
Style: Black Volume and Tone top hat silver insert
Part Number: 430–19200 / 430–19201
Dial Pointers
Yes/No: No
Control Plate(s) (Backplate Cover)
Style: ABS black
Part Number: 430–19311
Trim Rings
Style: Mini humbucker metal
Part Number: 440–71900
Style: Hard Shell
Color: Brown
Strap Locks: No
Tools: Truss Rod Wrench, .050 allen wrench , 2.5mm allen wrench
Manual: Gibson USA Owner's
COA/Other: None
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