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Gibson Flying V Faded

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A certain aura of mystique surrounds the Gibson Flying V. A guitar well ahead of its time when it was introduced in 1958, the Flying V’s intense magnetic appeal, powerful sound, and unusually familiar shape have made it one of the most instantly recognizable guitars in the world. Legendary Gibson President Ted McCarty was looking to add a futuristic aspect to the company’s image when he introduced the Flying V, and he nailed it. And while some of the greatest guitar players of all-time—including Lonnie Mack and Albert King—immediately embraced the Flying V, it wasn’t until Gibson reintroduced the guitar in 1967 that the rest of the world caught on. Guitar Gods like Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Winter, Billy Gibbons, Michael Schenker, and Lenny Kravitz have all succumbed to the Flying V’s fascinating allure.

Specifications
 
   
  • Mahogany body
  • Mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • 24-3/4" scale length
  • 1-11/16" nut width
  • Tuners: Klusen-style green tuners
  • Tune-o-matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece
  • Chrome hardware
  • 496R and 500T Humbuckerceramic magnet pickups
  • Controls: 2 volume, one tone, 3-way switch
 
   

 



In order to continually improve the design, quality, and performance of our instruments and to make use of the best materials at all times, Gibson reserves the right to change specifications without notice. Because Gibson brand guitars are handcrafted, it is normal for some measurements to vary from those listed.