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Johnny Winter's name is virtually synonomous with Gibson Firebirds. His rare "Inverness Green" Firebird, with custom pearl inlay, is simply breathtaking. Johnny Winter played it live for many years at some of his largest shows for crowds of hundreds of thousands, all over the world. This guitar is prominently featured in Winter's worldwide Sony film release, "Down n' Dirty, The Johnny Winter Story" out March 5th 2016.

Serial No. 255115. Vibrato tailpiece (which was standard with Firebird V) has been removed by Johnny, as he preferred the sound of the guitar without them. Features iridescent inlay of an eagle and cloud with an emerging lightning bolt on front of body. Feature iridescent notches along fretboard. Faded "Firebird" logo on front of body. Ombre effect along verso from top of headstock to bottom of strap button, fades from turquoise to a bright green. Verso of headstock has a 1" crack and entirety of verso shows some slight paint chipping.

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c. 1965 Gibson Firebird V in "Inverness Green"

Estimate $150,000 - $250,000Sep 30, 2016