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Gibson Limited Edition Flying V History Electric Guitar wCase

Vintage-style cream binding, a cream pickguard and 57 Classic and 57 Classic Plus humbuckers make this limited edition Flying V a must for players who prefer that classic look and tone!
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As part of its 120th Anniversary celebrations, Gibson USA introduces the Limited Run Flying V History, with all the iconic looks of the original plus a few clever twists on the form. A thinner body lightens the load, while a slightly smaller ‘arrowhead’ headstock balances out the top end. Add two of Gibson’s most popular humbucking pickups, time-tested tonewoods and unparalleled Gibson USA craftsmanship, and the Flying V History is ready to launch.

Gibson Limited Edition Flying V History Guitar Features

  • Iconic ‘V’ styling, slimmed down for optimum playing comfort
  • ’57 Classic and ’57 Classic Plus pickups offer vintage PAF-style tones with modern performance
  • Commemorative ‘120th Anniversary’ banner at the 12th fret shows you’re in on the celebrations
  • Two volume controls, master tone, 3-way selector, with ‘witch hat’ knobs
  • Select mahogany neck, Grade-A rosewood fingerboard, fret over binding for added playing surface
  • Classic ‘arrowhead’ headstock, shortened for balance and elegance
The Flying V History takes off with a Grade-A mahogany body cut to the radical angles of the original, but with thinner dimensions for enhanced playing comfort. The glued-in Grade-A mahogany neck is carved to the fast, slim profile preferred by so many rockers, with a bound one-piece Grade-A rosewood fingerboard with frets over binding and dot inlays.

The ‘arrowhead’ headstock is slimmed down, with a white plastic truss-rod cover with Gibson logo, and there’s a commemorative ‘120th Anniversary’ banner at the 12th fret. A ’57 Classic and ’57 Classic Plus humbucker, neck and bridge, provide all the grind and wail you need, with sultry mellow tones too when required, wired through individual volume controls and a master tone with ‘witch hat’ knobs.

A chrome Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece partner with Grover Kidney Button tuners for smooth, efficient performance. The Flying V History comes in Aged Cherry finish in high-gloss nitrocellulose lacquer, protected by an elegant brown hardshell case.

Product Specifications
Gibson Limited Edition Flying V History Guitar Specifications
  • Body
    • Species: Mahogany
    • Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50
  • Neck
    • Species: Mahogany
    • Profile: .800 / .875, Thin V
    • Truss Rod: Standard
    • Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50
  • Neck Fit
    • Joint: Mortise and Tenon
    • Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50
    • Joint Angle Tolerance: +/- .005 inch
  • Fingerboard
    • Species: Rosewood
    • Frets: 22
    • Radius: 12 inches
    • Binding: Cream
    • Inlays: Acrylic Dot with 120th Banner
    • Nut/E.O.B: 1.695 / 2.260 inches
  • Nut
    • Material: Tektoid
    • Width: 1.695 inches
    • Slots: Gibson PLEK System
  • Headstock
    • Type: Flying V
    • Truss Rod Cover: Cream with Hotstamp Black ‘Gibson’
  • Tuners
    • Model: Grover Kidney
    • Tuning Ratio: 14:1
    • Plating: Chrome
  • Bridge
    • Type: Tune-O-Matic
    • Material: Zamak
    • Plating: Chrome
  • Tailpiece
    • Type: Stop Bar
    • Material: Zamak
    • Plating: Chrome
  • Hardware
    • Knobs: Black Hat Witch with Silver Inserts
    • Pickguard: Cream
    • Strings: .009 - .046
    • Strap Buttons: Aluminum End Pins
  • Pickups
    • Neck Position: '57 Classic
    • Bridge Position: '57 Classic Plus
    • Coil Wiring: Machine Wound
  • Electronics
    • Potentiometers: 2 Volume Controls, 1 Tone Controls
    • Type: 500K Non-Linear
    • Switch: Three-Way Switchcraft
    • Output Jack: Traditional 1/4 inch
  • Finish Sealer: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Case
    • Type: Hardshell
    • Case Exterior: Vintage Brown
    • Case Interior: Countoured
Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  800-444-2766 Warranty:  Limited Lifetime
John from Manahawkin NJ
Amazing guitar
What is your overall opinion of this product?
Awesome guitar is a complete perfection Only gibson can make a Flying V perfect
What is your opinion of the quality of this product? How does it work for different genres of music?
120% Paint finish is true beauty
Heavy, fast, chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing?
Neck is fast feels perfect
How is the tone? Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick or thin?
Tone is big nice in clean channels With pedals it is a thing to listen to
How did the stain or paint job look?
Beyond what I expected I have dark cherry Finish in nitrocellulose best paint job I ever seen
Did you get what you were expecting for the price? How does it compare to similar products in the same price range?
Price range was right I have a 2008 Flying V Basic model .This vintage V is all top of the line
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