Gibson pays tribute to Johnny Winter with new Custom Shop 1964 Firebird V model

Gibson's new Johnny Winter 1964 Firebird V
(Image credit: Gibson)

Though less of a household name than Clapton, Page and Hendrix, Johnny Winter is one of the great blues guitar heroes of all time (not to mention the very first artist to ever appear on the cover of Guitar World).

As a tribute to Winter, Gibson has created a meticulous Custom Shop, Murphy Lab-aged replica of the guitarist's beloved Polaris White 1964 Firebird V, the details of which the company revealed today.   

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.