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Gibson Shred-V Electric Guitar Ebony

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Gibson USA's Shred-V is an electric guitar that builds on the rich heritage of a legendary musical instrument. The Shred-V sets a powerful standard f...Click To Read More About This Product

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The sleek black finish and active pickups give this futuristic classic a darker demeanor and more firepower for today's player .

Gibson USA's Shred-V is an electric guitar that builds on the rich heritage of a legendary musical instrument. The Shred-V sets a powerful standard for Flying V performance. Plug it in, and immediately hear why the Gibson Shred-V lives up to its name. Two active EMG-85 pickups give the guitar a powerful, commanding voice, perfect for aggressive hard rock and metal, and a Kahler 2215K tremolo system allows stable tuning and dive bombs.

The Shred-V is outfitted with black chrome hardware, and an ebony finish that enhances the futuristic vibe of the classic Flying V guitar. The neck is one-piece mahogany with the standard '50s rounded contour and an ebony fingerboard with black acrylic dot inlays unique to the Shred-V. Locking Grover tuners keep the guitar in tune when pushing the Kahler tremolo system to its limits. Gibson's Shred-V Flying V”offered with a custom Guitar of the Month case ” combines the Flying V's famous qualities with a unique sonic intensity and sleek look. Production is limited to just 1,000 guitars.

  • Body Wood: Mahogany
  • Scale Length: 24-3/4"
  • Neck Joint: Set-in
  • Neck Wood: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Ebony with black dot inlay
  • Neck Shape: Explorer rounded
  • Frets: 22
  • Nut Width: 1-11/16"
  • Fretboard Radius: 12"
  • Bridge: Kahler tremolo system
  • Pickup Bridge: EMG 85
  • Pickup Neck: EMG 85
  • Controls: 1 Vol, 1 Tone, 3-way pickup selector
  • Tuners: Locking Grover
  • Hardware color: Black chrome
  • Finish: Lacquer

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V with EMG & Kahler

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I don't believe it...a floating tremolo with no locking nut and It stays in tune!!!!!A really killer sound with much punch, power and definition!Used straight in Marshall head it has most powerfull sound I ever listen!It has a fast neck and accessibilty till last frets!Kahler is more softly at touch than Floyd and work really fine and it doesn't go out of tune!!!Finally I've found the ULTIMATE Guitar!!!!

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Gibson Shred V Flying V

By blkdodge

from Saskatoon, Sk, Canada

This is my 6th Gibson Flying V, and boy it kicks the sh*t out of all the other ones that I`ve owned in the past, I don`t know about anybody elses Shred V, But mine sure kicks butt. The EMG`s 85`s work great, lots of tone here, beautiful neck, it`s awesome I love it, thank you Gibson !

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Hmmm...two 85's?


from Stuebenville, Ohio

Well I must say I was pretty astounded with the looks of this beautiful guitar, and it feels like a dream. The only complaint I have is the need for two EMG 85's. I switched out the neck and put an 81 in for just more tonal options but other than that its a great product.

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Don't know what you got til it's gone

By Steven Dion

from Cor

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Tighten the freaking tuners and it will stay in tune. Over the years of playing you will get tired of broken strings at a lock nut or groves. This is pro design made with the best wood and knowledge in the USA. No basswood or cheap parts here. You will regret passing this item up once you get to the point in your playing that understands the design. Hell I may just get two.

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By Gibson1277

from Elkins, WV

Most amazing sound I could imagine ever. Ive got this guitar hooked up to my line 6 spider 3 cabinet with a peavey tube head and the metal sound is amazing. The neck is super fast and I have broken my speed record to 290 bpm on sweeping and that is flipping sweet good job gibson.


Kahler Trem, with no locking nut?!

By gibbyplayer101

from Chicago, IL

A Kahler Tremolo with no locking nut? What were you thinking Gibson?! The Locking tuners worked alright, but it did not stay in such great tune with the use of the Kahler trem arm. The EMGs however, sounded fantastic through the Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier I was playing. In my opinion, the guitar is just not worth the money, considering you can get a guitar with a Floyd Rose/Kahler with EMG's for much less, WITH a locking nut. Great sounding guitar, but the tuning stability is a major problem!


What? No locking nut????

By R8:2 in Fresno

from Fresno, Ca

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Does Gibson still have the engineers and designers of the first flying V and Explorer working for them? Have they not heard of the EMG 81/85 combo that the masses have grown to love? And what's up with the beautiful and wonderful Kahler tremolo on this guitar...BUT NO LOCKING NUT?!?!?!?! Are these old dudes smoking crack??? What was the point behind this? Do they NOT want this guitar to stay in tune?Listen...this guitar is probably that most beautiful guitar I've ever seen in my life. Its neck is extremely fast and has the potential to be the ultimate shred machine. However, the pickups should be rethought as well as a locking nut. Also, the price is wayyyyy to expensive! Come on you guys! Stop trying to rape us. Give us a good guitar at a reasonable price and we'll buy it.

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