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Gibson Flying V Limited Edition Electric Guitar   

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Gibson launched the Flying V in 1958. As often happens with forward thinking product, it was met with a resounding yawn. The world was not yet ready ...Click To Read More About This Product

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All the classic features available in limited numbers.

Gibson launched the Flying V in 1958. As often happens with forward thinking product, it was met with a resounding yawn. The world was not yet ready for such undisciplined and revolutionary guitar styles. What next, long hair? Rock and Roll in the 1960's changed everything, and the Flying V's position in Rock and Roll and Blues history was established.

This Gibson USA Limited Edition Flying V offers the guitarist all of the features expected from a real Gibson Flying V. A Genuine Mahogany neck, built into the Genuine Mahogany body with a rock solid mortise and tenon neck joint provide the tonal foundation of the Flying V. Genuine Mahogany is the preferred raw material for those seeking warm, rounded, thick acoustic presence. The glued in mortise and tenon neck joint allows neck and body to resonate as one providing additional low and mid range plus extended sustain.

The neck features the famous Gibson SlimTaper design, often thought of in terms of the late 1960's Gibson electric guitar necks. Fast, furious, and comfortable, this neck must be played to fully appreciate what it can do for your playing. The Granadillo fingerboard sports the Gibson 12" radius, excellent for lower actions, lead playing, AND chords up and down the neck. Chrome Grover Kidney Tuners sit above the Graph Tech nut to provide solid and dependable tuning.

Gibson recognized years ago that their original Gibson Humbucker pickups developed at Gibson in 1957 provide the Holy Grail of Humbucking Tones. But at prices exceeding 5 figures for an original set, and very limited availability, thoday's guitarists would be well served if Gibson pulled out the original blueprint drawing of the first Gibson Humbucker pickups, and manufactured them once again.

The result was the Gibson 57 Classic pickup which can be found in the neck pickup of this Flying V. A Gibson 57 Classic Plus (more wire wraps provide increased output which compensates for being so close to the bridge) matches perfectly with the Gibson 57 Classic pickup in the Rhythm position.

Coupled with a Gibson Hardshell case and Gibson's solid Limited Lifetime Warranty, now is the time to get into the Gibson Flying V and become a part of music history, supplies are highly limited

FEATURES
  • Body
  • Body shape: V
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body wood: Mahogany
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: SlimTaper
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Joint: Set-in
  • Scale length: 24.5"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss
  • Fretboard
  • Material: Granadillo
  • Radius: 12"
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: 1.69" (43mm)
  • Pickups
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: '57 Classic
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: '57 Classic Plus
  • Brand: Gibson
  • Active or passive: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: None
  • Controls
  • Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, master tone
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
  • Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: Tune-o-matic
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar
  • Tuning machines: Grover kidney
  • Color: Chrome
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Pickups
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: United States

Grab this one before it flies away. Order today.

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GibsonFlying V Limited Edition Electric Guitar
 
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5.0

Great addition to the harem

By Nashville Fats

from TN

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Gibson Flying V Limited Edition Electric Guitar:

    Makes my other guitars feel clunky. Plays like butter. In a sitting position you can practice for hours, so comfortable and light. Not as good tone as a 335 or Les Paul but very sweet sounding nonetheless. Love it!

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    There is only one cure for v fever.

    By Obadiah Springfield

    from Shelby, NC

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Looking cool.

      Comments about Gibson Flying V Limited Edition Electric Guitar:

      I have a Stratocaster, a les paul junior, and an epiphone firebird vii. I decided it was time for some humbuckers, and went with a flying v. I like the control layout, the 57 pickups, the color (classic white), and the neck shape. The fingerboard is granadillo, and it is lightly colored. It should darken when I oil it during a string swap. The guitar looks good with a light fretboard, but beware if you want a black guitar, which I suspect would make the light color stand out that much more. For what it's worth, the granadillo feels like rosewood to me.

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