Gibson Flying V 2016 T Electric Guitar with Gig Bag

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    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.

    Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
    Phone:  800-444-2766 Warranty:  Limited Lifetime
    Jason
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    Awesome if you want a V don’t pass
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    Mine came perfect, the binding the setup everything. Cosmetically perfect plays perfect the bridge is also down next to the body. At 900 it cost about 200 more than a used one locally and this one hasn’t been messed with, apparently everyone around here has to put EMG or Invader pups in the Gibson V. The Classic in the neck and the BB3 let you cover just about anything.
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    John Z
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    What a Fabulous Guitar!
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    Just got my Wine Red V from American Musical. This is my 5th V, and along with several dozen other guitars I have owned, I love this one the best! For starters, it looks amazing, and the quality is excellent - very happy to see an American made guitar with this level of fit and finish. This V is about 3" shorter than a standard V, and that makes it a bit lighter and (for me) easier to play. The action is very fast, and I can play for hours without getting tired. This V is able to split the pickup coils - this gives a lot of versatility to its tonal range. I play a lot of different styles - rock, country, surf, blues, etc and changing the coils allows this model to emulate those genres - no longer is the V limited to heavy metal and blues! Some have commented on the lack of a hard case. True, that would have been preferable (with possibly a higher price tag), but the Gibson gig bag has some very thick padding which would do a decent job of protecting this axe.
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    Steve
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    Great guitar!!!
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    I love this Flying V! I've had several V's over the years and never could really bond with any of them until I got this one. The bound body and neck really make it look good. Gibson finally put the controls in a straight line like it should be! The volumes are easy to get to along with the 3 way. The guitar is lighter than the previous V's I've owned. Which to me is a good thing. The body is 4% smaller than the traditional V and it makes all the difference in the world! I love it! Instead of using the 496R, 500T pickup combo this one uses a 57 Classic, Burstbucker 3 combo. The neck pickup has a warmer tone than the 496R and the Burstbucker 3 has just enough bite to really cut through. The 500T on the other V's I've had is a very high output pickup with ceramic magnets and while great for metal doesn't do classic rock or blues very well. The Burstbucker 3 does it all and then some. The guitar while lighter and with a smaller body is very balanced when you put it on. It doesn't neck dive or tail dive. It stays where I put it and is very comfortable to play. The finish on mine is wine red and looks great. The front of the body is a gloss finish and looks very good. The back and sides are a satin finish. The satin finish on the back of the neck make it very fast and easy to slide your hand around. It uses the Gibson vintage kluson style tuners which I have on my SG and several Les Pauls. They tune well and I've never had a problem with them. Overall a great guitar that i would highly recommend. The only thing I have a gripe about is this. Come on Gibson, a $1300 guitar ought to come with a hardshell case! The gigbag is nice but in no way would it protect it from life as a gigging musician. I will buy a case for it before I start taking it out on gigs. Other than that I have no problems with it. It was setup pretty well out of the box but I did my own setup on it. Everyone likes different setups so I can't really knock off for that. Overall I believe you will really enjoy this guitar and I say just buy It!
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    Chad Smith
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    Better than expected!
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    I was very satisfied with this purchase,AMS was extremely easy to work with. As far as the guitar it has blown me away, looks great and sounds even better. It has a decent clean sound but when i plug it into my MXR full bore metal it was excelent. I would strongly recommend this V to anyone!
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    Mike
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    Poor QC, Not-so-Traditional, Play One Before Buying
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    Pros: Excellent playability, lightweight, gorgeous top finish, hotter electronics scream, coil splits are serviceable. Cons: Terrible factory QC - I ordered Ebony, the factory box said Ebony, the guitar was... Red. More Cons: Excess glue on the fingerboard near fret edges, terrible scraping on the top side of the body binding, nut material not filed and edges left sharp, neck joint is slightly deep on the treble side, leaving the alignment awkward, tuning machines installed unevenly on treble side, truss-rod cover installed crooked. Final Opinion: Not a traditional V - very light, very bright, and electronics absolutely scream. Make sure you play one before buying one. Gibson factory QC was horrid. The store model I played was excellent, well made, including the details. My AMS-purchased instrument was sloppy with overlooked errors top to bottom. Terrible experience for my first new Gibson. That said, it is a damn fun guitar to play!
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    Tony
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    Love it
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    Unbelievable
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    Brad
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    Love it but can see the cost cutting
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    Great guitar overall. Balances well, has a good baseline unplugged tone for a lightweight "pointy" guitar. Fit and finish are good where it counts but the backside finish is kinda cheap. More orange peel than glass. This must be where they saved cost. The front is properly finished. I think the woods are high quality though based on the tone and the perfect fret board. The tuners look antiquated but they are solid, tight and hold up the traditional look. The binding is standard Gibson and a little peachy in color, not quite matching the cream on the pickups and rings. The fret ends are actually binding as per Gibson “traditional”. No big deal but they changed this for the HP version. Comes with a gig bag not a case but it’s a plush bag. The new look with the body binding, zebras and no pick guard is a big improvement in my opinion. Plays great, sounds great, looks great. Definitely worth the price and would buy it again.
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