SOLD! -Gibson Tom Murphy Aged Johnny Winter Signature '63 Firebird V Custom Shop
In MINT condition and complete with COA, paperwork, Custom Shop bag of goodies etc!
This guitar is one of only 100 exact recreations of blues legend Johnny Winter's classic 1963 Firebird V -- even down to the aged vintage sunburst finish, nicks, dings, cig burns and signs of a devastating headcrack.
Johnny Winter came to the forefront of the electric blues scene in 1969 with the release of his major-label debut, Johnny Winter. He performed the album’s stunning guitar work using a 1966 Fender Mustang, but the following year he adopted what would become his main guitar for the rest of his ginormous career: a 1963 Gibson Firebird V that he purchased in St. Louis.
“I was initially attracted to the Firebird because I liked the way it looked. When I played it, I discovered I liked the way it sounded too. The Firebird is the best of all worlds. It feels like a Gibson, but it sounds closer to a Fender than most other Gibsons. I was never a big fan of humbucking pickups, but the mini humbuckers on the Firebird have more bite and treble.”
“So when I first bought one, I thought I was just going to use it as a travel guitar, but the first day I plugged it in, it sounded so good that I wanted to use it for a gig that night.”