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Gibson Limited Run Flying V 7-String Electric Guitar

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The classic Flying V body gets extra crunch and thicker chords. It features a solid mahogany body with premium nitrocellulose ebony finish for an ext...Click To Read More About This Product

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A V with a low B-string and active EMG 7-string pickups.

The classic Flying V body gets extra crunch and thicker chords. It features a solid mahogany body with premium nitrocellulose ebony finish for an extra resonant super-fat tone, Tune-O-Matic bridge with string-thru, and gold hardware including Steinberger 40:1 gearless tuners for maximum tuning precision. An active EMG-707 humbucker with alnico magnets in the neck position and a Active EMG-81-7 with ceramic magnets in the bridge deliver molten tone. Includes Gibson hardshell case.

Active EMG-707 Neck Humbucker
The 707 uses two alnico magnet-loaded wide-aperture coils that beefs up the low B tone with tons of output that's more clear and natural tone while providing a more responsive, super tight overall tone.

Active EMG-81-7 Bridge Humbucker
Designed for the 7-string lead guitarist. The 81 is at its best for high volume overdrive and amps with a master volume. It produces a razor sharp attack, and incredible sustain for brilliant soloing.

The Flying V was years ahead of its time, as Gibson dealers tended to think of it as a display prop rather than a guitar to sell. It wasn't until the late 1960s that the electric guitar started to gain popularity. As guitar heroes such as Albert King, Jimi Hendrix and Lonnie Mack adopted it, the "V" quickly became symbolic of rock 'n' roll itself.

  • Mahogany body
  • Ebony nitrocellulose lacquer finish
  • Mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • 22 frets
  • Corian nut
  • EMG-707 active neck humbucker with alnico magnets
  • EMG-81-7 active bridge humbucker with ceramic magnet
  • 2 volume, 1 tone
  • 3-way pickup switch
  • Top hat knobs
  • Gold hardware
  • 7-string Tune-O-Matic bridge with string-thru
  • Steinberger 40:1 gearless tuners
  • 5-ply pickguard

Order now to the Flying V that goes deeper and louder.

  • 1.969 nut width
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GibsonLimited Run Flying V 7-String Electric Guitar

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Great 7-string guitar, awesome design... even if it's not 100% perfect.

By Ionel Munoz

from Montreal, Canada

Comments about Gibson Limited Run Flying V 7-String Electric Guitar:

I'm very satisfied with my purchase, although the pickup issue (they aren't parallel to the strings) is definitively an irritant. I would also like to have a factory inlay at the 12th fret (a V, a croissant moon or something like that).

Everything else is just perfect about it. Great look, very comfortable and very well-built.
All-mahogany 7-string Flying V, ebonized rosewood fretboard with no inlays, 24 3/4 scale, EMG active pickups, string-through-body with TOM bridge and gearless locking tuners.

If you want a metal machine, it has it all, really. The short scale made me quickly feel at home. I managed to get more tension just by putting thicker strings on it.

The gearless tuners are AMAZING. The 40:1 ratio makes tuning a breeze and the locking mechanism works like a charm. Great stuff!

I'm however taking out two points for two reasons: one, the pickups are totally lifeless in the lead department and two, it might have aesthetically benefited from some inlays (at least one at the 12th fret).

Besides that, if you need a Floyd Rose, well... this guitar is not for you. It is for me though.
I received it new. It has no blemishes, no finish issues and it's correctly set up.

However, given it has an angled neck respect to the body, I think there's a problem with this guitar. Normally builders put slanted pickup rings to compensate for the angled neck, so that the pickups remain parallel to the strings, but the EMG's on this guitar have no mounting rings.
So, they are parallel to the body and NOT to the strings. Therefore, the strings don't hit the magnetic fields of the pickups uniformly, which of course causes a considerable loss of power. No wonder why the lead tone is so weak on this one!This is definitively a major flaw and that's why I'm giving an 8 to it. IMHO this is a design defect and Gibson guarantee should cover it.
Great value for my money. Nobody else builds such a great-looking short scale 7-string Flying V of this quality and at this price point.


A V with Power

By 7V

from Arlington, VA

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


    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Gibson Limited Run Flying V 7-String Electric Guitar:

    Great guitar the EMG's really give this guitar some power but because of how the bridge pick up is positioned you lose a lot of sound on treble. The neck pick up perfect. Other than that great guitar by Gibson. I am so happy that i have a seven string V a Gibson at that.

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