SOLD! - 2008 Gibson Tom Murphy Aged Johnny Winter Signature 63 Firebird V CS
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.”