Well folks, it looks like we have us a matched set… Gibson has finally announced the newest member of its Guitar Of The Week series, and like last week’s pick, this baby’s dressed in flashy Zebra Wood.
Officially titled the Firebird V Zebra Wood, the guitar is expected to sport all of the traditional Firebird features, including a unique neck-thru-body design utilizing a nine-ply neck of walnut & mahogany married with a pair of Zebra Wood “wings.”
Other features will include a rosewood fretboard with 22 frets, 1960 “slim taper” neck design with 24 3/4-inch scale length, antique trapezoid binding & inlays, tune-o-matic bridge, black “top hat” knobs, and Firebird tuning machines.
Electronics are to include a pair of high output ceramic mini humbuckers, dual volume & tone controls, and 3-way pickup switching.
Like the other instruments in Gibson’s Guitar Of The Week series, the Firebird V Zebra Wood will be built in a run of just 400 instruments, and will likely carry a price comparable to Gibson’s production model Firebird Vs.