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Tuning Keys
The headstock of the Firebird V is equipped with Steinberger™ "straight-through" gearless tuners, which retain the elegant "hawk's head" profile of the headstock. These efficient tuners offer an amazing 40:1 turns ratio for extremely accurate tuning.

Standard™ Gearless Tuning System
Tuning Keys
Trussrod Cover
The truss rod cover on the Firebird V is made from black vinyl plastic and is silkscreened with the Gibson logo in gold. Trussrod Cover
Strap Buttons
The Firebird V's aluminum strap buttons are the same style and design that Gibson has used since the early 1950s. Strap Buttons
Strings
The Firebird V is fitted with genuine Gibson strings, sizes .010 - .046.  
Bridge
In 1954, Gibson revolutionized guitar hardware when it debuted the Tune-o-matic bridge, setting a standard for simplicity and functionality that has never been bettered. Included on the Firebird V, the Tune-o-matic provides a firm seating for the strings, allowing the player to adjust and fine-tune the intonation and string height in a matter of minutes. It also yields excellent coupling between strings and body, maximizing resonance, tone, and sustain. This bridge is made from Zamak then plated in chrome, and each one weighs approximately .118 lbs. Bridge
Tailpiece
Every Tune-o-matic bridge is combined with a separate "stopbar" tailpiece, which is essentially a modified version of the earlier wraparound bridge that's designed to further enhance the connection between the strings and the body. The Firebird V's stopbar tailpiece is made from Zamac then plated in chrome, and each one weighs approximately .24 lbs. Tailpiece
Control Knobs
The Firebird V carries black "top hat" knobs with silver inserts. Control Knobs
Pickguard
The Firebird V has a three-ply white/black/white pickguard with hot-stamped red Firebird emblem, as on the original 'Bird of 1963-'65. Pickguard