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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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100%

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

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (3)
  • Practicing (3)
  • Recording (3)
  • Rock concerts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (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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    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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