Celebrated as the most ahead-of-its-time electric guitar ever released, Gibson's Flying V was a true mind blower when it arrived way back in 1958. Adopted early on by only a handful of forward-looking blues and rock'n'roll artists, it became the ultimate badge of honor for rock and metal riffmeisters by the late '60s and early '70s, when the broader scene was finally able to wrap its head around this radical design. Soon, a new wave of major stars were strapping on the iconic axe, from Jimi Hendrix, to Rudolf Schenker, to K.K. Downing, to later heroes like Dave Mustaine and Zakk Wylde.
Gibson Flying V Traditional Pro Features
- Bound solid mahogany body with 4% percent reduction in size
- Thin, fast '60s SlimTaper neck profile
- Bound Rosewood fingerboard with acrylic dot inlays
- The powerful ceramic magnets help rule the stage with scorching leads and crunching rhythm tones
- Grover Tuners
To capture the spirit of this radical rock and blues weapon, Gibson USA presents the Flying V Traditional Pro. This powerful new model carries full-tilt Flying V styling, with traditional Gibson elegance and refinement, and all the tone and playing feel required by today's demanding guitarist.
As with all great Gibson guitars, the Flying V Traditional Pro starts with great tonewoods—in this case, a bevy of Grade-A mahogany. A neck made from solid quarter-sawn mahogany and carved in a thin '60s profile is glued into a solid Grade-A mahogany body. The fingerboard is another slice of Grade-A timber, rich-chocolate-brown rosewood in this instance, and carries 22 medium-jumbo frets. Killer looks are assured by a thin nitrocellulose lacquer finish, given an added touch of elegance with cream binding around the body and fingerboard, and vintage gold "top hat" control knobs. The time-tested dimensions of a 24 3/4 inch scale length, a 1 11/16 inch nut width, and a 12 inch fingerboard radius ensure that legendary Gibson playability, too.
To truly capture the tonal superiority of the great original Vs of the late '50s, the Flying V Traditional Pro carries a pair of vintage-style humbucking pickups. The powerful ceramic magnets help rule the stage with scorching leads and crunching rhythm tones. A Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece ensure a solid anchor and optimum sustain, while a set of high-quality Grover tuners grace the soaring arrow-shaped V headstock. For thundering metal or ripping blues, the Flying V Traditional Pro offers unbeatable tone, and undeniable style.
Each guitar comes protected in a gig bag, includes owner's manual and adjustment literature, along with Gibson's Limited Lifetime Warranty and 24/7/365 customer service.