Johnny Winter’s Firebird
April 21, 2010
This Ain’t Hollywood
Photo by Ken Settle
Johnny Winters’ well-worn ‘ 63 Gibson Firebird V,
as photographed before a recent show in Ontario.
The guitar has weathered three headstock crack
repairs, which is why the Gibson logo is missing.
Winters replaced the original Gibson Vibrola with
a stop tailpiece many years ago—note the nickel
plating on the bass side has been worn right down
to the pot metal.
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