New Limited Edition Electric Guitars at Include the Gibson Custom Johnny Winter Firebird 50th Anniversary Flame Top Les Paul

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Gibson guitars pays tribute to Johnny Winter and Commemorates the 50th anniversary of the 1958 Les Paul.

Private Reserve Guitars is offering two new Gibson guitars; one commemorating a significant artist, the second marking the introduction of an iconic electric guitar. In honor of master bluesman, Johnny Winter, Gibson has introduced the Gibson Johnny Winter signature Gibson Custom Shop Firebird. In celebration of the 1958 Les Paul anniversary, Gibson is offering the Custom 50th Anniversary 1958 Flame Top Les Paul Guitar.

The Gibson Custom Johnny Winter Signature Guitar is a limited-edition Gibson Firebird V that pays tribute to the bluesman, songwriter, and producer who began recording at the age of 15 and went on to perform at Woodstock in 1969. High points in Winters' career include production of two Grammy-winning albums by Muddy Waters, his own lengthy roster of critically and commercially successful blues and rock albums, and his induction into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame in 1988. Johnny Winter still tours regularly, well known for his slide guitar chops, soulful blues, and incendiary rock guitar. Gibson's artist model Firebird V is a careful re-creation of Johnny Winter's iconic guitar, the 1963 Gibson Firebird V. This futuristic solidbody guitar features a mahogany and walnut body with rosewood fretboard and delivers impressive tone from a pair of mini humbuckers at the bridge and neck.

The Gibson Custom 50th Anniversary 1958 Les Paul Standard Guitar was meticulously crafted in a limited run of 200 and features a flame top that's been carefully aged by guitar guru Tom Murphy. The guitar has all the vintage appointments of the original that first debuted in 1958 including an aluminum stop tailpiece, vintage tulip-style tuners, and tortoise side position markers. The thin nitrocellulose lacquer finish has been applied using the practices that were standard in 1958. The Gibson Les Paul sports a nickel-plated stopbar and two BurstBucker pickups at the neck and bridge which have been custom-wound to emulate the original '50s Gibson humbuckers. This Les Paul incorporates CTS potentiometers for volume and tone, as well as the bumblebee capacitors, custom-made for Gibson to precisely replicate the original electronics.

Visit Private Reserve Guitars for complete details on both of these landmark guitars.

About Private Reserve Guitars
Private Reserve Guitars specializes in new, and occasionally used, high-end stringed instruments from respected luthiers worldwide along with a vast array of acoustic and electric guitar accessories. Private Reserve Guitars provides customers with photos and descriptions of individual guitars, as well as personal contact with a dedicated guitar tech to help them make their decisions on serialized instruments. Unlike other musical instrument boutiques, Private Reserve Guitars is backed by direct music dealer Musician's Friend, whose 25 years of business bring vast experience and buying power to the high-end guitar market.

Located in Medford, Oregon with warehousing in Kansas City and a call center in Salt Lake, Private Reserve Guitars can be contacted at 877-737-3781.


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