Gibson Flying V Electric Guitar; Long live the V!
In 1958, Gibson put forth new design ideas and the V has since been a mainstay for the company because it is loved by guitarists everywhere. Deemed futuristic when it first hit the market, this guitar has been revered in the hands of many legendary players. The guitar here is a slightly more modern take on the classic V design, but it still keeps the vintage vibe alive in the hearts of its players.
Gibson Flying V Electric Guitar Features
- Mahogany body
- Rounded mahogany neck
- Granadillo Fingerboard
- Pearloid dots inlays
- 496R and 500T humbucking pickups
- Chrome hardware
No matter what, the Flying V will always be considered a vintage guitar. That's because it's so strongly associated with those original 1958 designs. Put on a Flying V and It's like climbing in a time machine. The Flying V features a mahogany body, neck and chrome hardware.
Rounded Neck Profile
Some Gibsons had huge mahogany necks, but by 1960 the company made a number of modifications until those early '60s necks became among the fastest available. The rounded neck profile of the 1968 V is one favored by many of today's top players. You can move up and down the neck at blazing speeds, but the fingerboard still has that warm, classic Gibson feel, allowing easy access to the upper frets so you can really dig into your solos. It also sounds great when grabbing big fat power chords. The pearloid dots complete the vintage look.
496R and 500T Humbuckers
Historically, Gibson has long been associated with the dark, punchy tone of the humbucking pickup with its fat low end and crunchy, complex midrange. The '68 V carries on that tradition with two scorching hot humbuckers with ceramic magnets (a 496R in the neck position and a 500T in the bridge position). Some players (Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page to name a few) felt that by removing the covers, humbuckers were louder and had more top end.
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