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Gibson Reverse Flying V Electric Guitar
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Gibson's original Flying V of 1958 was so far ahead of its time that even the first reissues, almost 10 years later, were only moderately successful....Click To Read More About This Product
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Gibson's original Flying V of 1958 was so far ahead of its time that even the first reissues, almost 10 years later, were only moderately successful. This reverse reissue takes the classic futuristic model to the next galaxy! Outstanding features of this guitar include a single volume control, reverse V through-the-body tailpiece, reverse "V"-shaped headstock, gold hardware, and '57 Classic humbucker pickups.
- Top: carved maple
- Back: mahogany
- Neck: set mahogany
- Neck profile: C-Shape
- Neck joint location: 20th fret
- Fingerboard: rosewood
- Scale length: 24-3/4"
- No. of frets: 22
- Nut Width: 1.69"
- Radius: 12"
- Inlays: mother of pearl dots on fingerboard, modern gold Gibson logo on headstock
- Hardware: gold
- Tailpiece: custom gold reverse "V" tailpiece
- Bridge: Tune-O-Matic
- Knob: gold top hat
- Tuners: Kluson green keys
- Neck pickup: '57 Classic humbucker
- Bridge pickup: '57 Classic humbucker
- Controls: one volume, one 3-way toggle
- Finish: Lacquer
Reviewed by 4 customers
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I was playing at a friend's house and I found it was extremly uncormfortable to play. It sounds like a flying V and is a very high quality guitar but I don't like to way it felt when I played it.
I bought this a couple weeks ago and overall, It's not the best thing to have been created by Gibson. I'm like the only person in Wisconsin to have bought this and actually played it.Some people I work with thought the guitar was cool, but my band says that I should destroy it at one of our concerts. I plan on doing so.People, let this be a warning: Don't buy this! You can if you want to just as a collector's piece, but the choice is yours.
I bought this more as a collectible than an everyday guitar. You have to admit that it gets your attention. Unlike other Guitars of the Week, this one is unique. Not for everyone for sure, but since there's only 400 of them, who cares.
Unless you've been under a rock, you know that quality has become hit or miss at Gibson. The Reverse V I got wasn't a hit. Upon receiving it, in it's original Gibson shipping box, there was what looked like caked-on sweat on the finish. The odd thing was it was in odd places, like near the input jack in and inside the upper horn. I was able to clean it off with some polish and a buff, but who ships a dirty guitar? There were also two minor dents in the fretboard at the 6th fret, but they don't affect playing. Even so, when was the last time you could get a limited edition Gibson so cheap? Treat it well, it will become a collectors item.