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Gibson Grace Potter Signature Flying V Electric Guitar  

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Along with her band the Nocturnals, Grace Potter channels the best of late '60s and early '70s rock into a hip and original brew. Grace's soulful voi...Read More

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A fresh twist on a distinctive guitar with a signature top finish and legendary PAF humbucking pickups.

Along with her band the Nocturnals, Grace Potter channels the best of late '60s and early '70s rock into a hip and original brew. Grace's soulful voice and stellar guitar playing on her favored Flying V tipped her as a classic rocker right from the start with her band's self-released 2005 debut when she was just 21 years old.

Now, Gibson USA proudly presents the Grace Potter Signature Flying V. Crafted from Grade-A tonewoods and loaded with premium hardware and two of the finest contemporary recreations of legendary PAF humbucking pickups, the Grace Potter Signature Flying V is the hippest tone machine to head down the pike in a long time. Its unique look, designed by Grace, includes a hand-sprayed Nocturnal Brown gloss nitrocellulose top finish and satin natural back, sides and neck, and cream-painted Lexan pickguard with custom silkscreened art deco border.

In the image of the classic second wave of '60s Flying Vs, the Grace Potter Signature Flying V from Gibson USA is crafted in solid Grade-A mahogany, a rich, resonant tonewood that has been responsible for many of the finest Gibson electric guitars ever to come off the line. Its glued-in Grade-A mahogany neck is carved to a "Slim V" profile that measures .800" at the 1st fret and .850" at the 12th, and topped with a luxurious dark-brown chechen fingerboard with 22 medium-jumbo frets. A PLEK-slotted Corian™ nut ensures a maximum amount of that crucial neck resonance arrives in the guitar's final sonic brew, while vintage-style TonePros™ tuners with pearloid keystone buttons maintain a traditional look at the back-angled headstock. All this along with Gibson's renowned craftsmanship and the classic specs of the 24-3/4" scale length, a 1-11/16" nut width, and a 12" fingerboard radius ensure legendary playability, too.

To capture the tonal splendor of this well-crafted guitar, Gibson USA loads the Grace Potter Signature Flying V with a pair of its finest PAF recreations. The BurstBucker Pro Rhythm at the neck and BurstBucker Pro Lead at the bridge are both made with Alnico V magnets and wound with 42 AWG enamel-coated wire like many of the best original PAFs. They provide output levels in line with vintage humbuckers, although the bridge pickup is given extra turns of wire for a little more grind in the lead position and an excellent balance between the two.

Also, in a contemporary twist, both pickups are wax potted to combat microphonic feedback, so you can crank this sweet, soulful tone monster through your amp of choice, achieving everything from warm, rich, bluesy tones to wailing lead and crunching rhythm, without fear of howl or squeal. The classic pairing of Tune-o-matic bridge and stud-mounted stopbar tailpiece keep it all locked down for maximum sustain and easy intonation adjustment, and a pair of individual volume controls, a master tone, and a three-way switch give you all the sonic versatility required.

FEATURES
  • Grade-A Mahogany body with gloss nitrocellulose top finish
  • Grade-A Mahogany neck with "Slim V" profile
  • Bound Chechen fingerboard with acrylic dot inlays
  • BurstBucker Pro Rhythm and Lead humbucking pickups in the neck and bridge positions
  • Tune-o-matic bridge and stud-mounted stopbar tailpiece

Stand out from the pack with this distinctive and nocturnal delight. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS

Grace Potter Signature Flying V Electric Guitar

  • Body
  • Species: Mahogany
  • Binding: Cream
  • Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50
  • Neck
  • Species: Mahogany
  • Profile: Thin V
  • Truss Rod: Traditional Adjustable
  • Joint Angle: 3.5° (+/- 15 seconds)
  • Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50
  • Neck Fit
  • Joint: Mortise & Tenon
  • Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50
  • Joint Angle: Tolerance +/- .005"
  • Fingerboard
  • Species: Chechen
  • Frets: 22
  • Radius: 12"
  • Binding Cream
  • Nut/E.O.B: 1.695"/2.260"
  • Inlays: Acrylic Dot
  • Scale Length: 24 3/4"
  • Nut
  • Material: Corian
  • Width: 1.695
  • Slots: Gibson PLEK System
  • Headstock
  • Type: Flying V
  • Truss Rod Cover: Cream/Black/Cream Hotstamp Gold Gibson
  • Tuners
  • Model: TonePros® Kluson
  • Plating: Chrome
  • Tuning Ratio: 16:1
  • Bridge
  • Type: Tune-O-Matic
  • Material: Zamak
  • Plating: Chrome
  • Tailpiece
  • Type: Stop Bar
  • Material: Zamak
  • Plating: Chrome
  • Hardware
  • Knobs: Vintage Amber Top Hat
  • Pickguard: Lexan Painted Cream with Silkscreened Artwork
  • Strings: .010 - .046, Genuine Gibson strings
  • Strap Buttons: Aluminum
  • Pickups
  • Neck Position: BurstBucker Pro (Alnico V)
  • Bridge Position: BurstBucker Pro (Alnico V)
  • Electronics
  • Potentiometers: 2 Volume Controls, 1 Tone Control
  • Type: 300K Linear Volume, 500k Non-linear Tone
  • Coil Wiring: Machine Wound
  • Toggle Switch: Three-way Switchcraft with White Plastic Tip
  • Output Jack: Traditional 1/4"
  • Finish
  • Sealer: Nitrocellulose
  • Surface Texture: Lacquer Top/Satin Back, Sides and Neck
  • Process: 1-1.5 mils
  • Case
  • Type: V Hardshell
  • Case: Exterior Black
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GibsonGrace Potter Signature Flying V Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 4 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (4)
  • Good feel (4)
  • Good pick up (4)
  • Good tone (4)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (3)
    • Practicing (3)
    • Recording (3)
    • Rock concerts (3)
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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Good guitar for the price!

    By GibsonGuy

    from Edwardsville, IL

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Action Great Sound
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone

    Cons

    • Binding Was A Little Off
    • Fret Buzz

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about Gibson Grace Potter Signature Flying V Electric Guitar:

    I'd recommend this guitar for anyone on a budget, yet wants to get a good quality Gibson that stands out! Had to make some adjustments to mine out of the box. Raised the action a little because of some fret buzz. Binding is off-centered slightly but barely noticeable. I'd give it 4.5/5 stars but it won't let me give halves.

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    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    This new Grace Potter V is EXCELLENT!!!!

    By ZZ Tig

    from Blair, Oklahoma

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Gibson Did Very Good
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Good for everything
    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Gibson Grace Potter Signature Flying V Electric Guitar:

    This guitar is great! I am very happy with it! It's just one of those guitars that the sound just jumps out of it! On top of that, this guitar is beautiful!

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Grace Potter V Rocks!!!!!!!

    By King David

    from St. louis, Mo

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Rock Concerts

      Comments about Gibson Grace Potter Signature Flying V Electric Guitar:

      This guitar is a very nice addition to my collection. It's a unique guitar with a satin finish on the back and binding. Very easy to reach tone and volume controls, along with nice weight distribution. Not only does it rock, but has a great clean sound. Definitely a keeper!!!!!

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      As Sexy and True as Grace herself

      By Marty V. LD & Audio Engineer

      from Kansas City

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts

        Comments about Gibson Grace Potter Signature Flying V Electric Guitar:

        Gibson Grace Potter Signature Flying V Elec Guitar is a revived version of the Flying V I had back in the mid 70's. Very amazed by the craftsmanship and feel of the guitar when I strapped it on. The tone was excellent and the neck felt just right for me. It really motivated me to play and gave me a boost with my creativity.

        I will never part with this guitar and playing it takes me all the way back to the 2011 Grace Potter performance in Kansas City.

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