“Sparkle, jangle and chime, refined”: Gibson’s Non-Reverse Firebird V 12-string revives an ultra-collectible model from 1965 – with a crucial upgrade

Gibson's Aqua Mist VOS 1965 Non-Reverse Firebird V 12-string Reissue
(Image credit: Gibson)

Last month, Gibson got back into the 12-string electric guitar game with the Jimmy Page EDS-1275

Now, for those who don’t want a 12-string guitar with a six-string fretboard attached (or want to pay $50k for a guitar) the firm has issued a new Non-Reverse Firebird V 12-string.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.