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Gibson Shows Off New Johnny Winter Firebird V, Other Custom Shop Models at Summer NAMM

Gibson displayed a slew of fresh product at this year’s summer NAMM convention, and for those that weren’t able to check out the new guitars in person the company has shared a video tour of some of the highlighted Custom Shop instruments.

Chief among these, as seen in the video above, is a new artist model Johnny Winter Firebird V, featuring an aged white finish, stock tailpiece and other signature touches.

Additionally, Gibson’s Mark Agnesi shows off the two-pickup version of the Dave Amato Signature Axcess Les Paul, the new Brian Ray '62 SG Junior with a single dog-eared P-90 and ebony block with Maestro vibrola and the Lee Roy Parnell Signature 1959 Les Paul Standard.

There’s also the new Historic ’64 SG, fresh Gold Top finishes, single and double-cut Juniors and Specials, a Flying V Custom with figured top and abalone inlays and the 60th anniversary ’59 Les Paul burst in 10 finishes. 

For more information on all the new gear and more, head to Gibson.

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Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.