Gibson 2018 Flying V
V is for VictoryWhen the Flying V was first released in 1958, it was a flop of epic proportions. Demand was so low that only 98 ever even shipped, making the original examples of Gibson's Modernist series some of the rarest, most valuable guitars ever built (not to mention, some of the coolest!). Now that the guitar-playing world has finally figured out that pointy guitars are cooler than Teddy Pendergrass sipping a milkshake in a snowstorm, Gibson has put together a Flying V for 2018 that pays tribute to the style, look and sound of the vintage originals so that you can capture the swagger of '58 without having to take out a second mortgage!
Style for MilesThese Flying Vs sport a gloss Aged Cherry nitrocellulose lacquer finish upon their resonant mahogany bodies, and this old-school fifties-style paint job allows the tonewood to breathe and resonate just like a vintage piece. This superb unplugged resonance translates beautifully to amplified tone, as the pair of Burstbucker pickups pump out plenty of punchy mids, muscular low end, and sweet, singing highs.
Real-Deal FeelA torrefied grenadillo fretboard sits atop the mahogany neck, and it is home to 22 cryogenically-treated frets. Furthermore, the Slim Taper neck profile is imminently shred-worthy. All of these factors come together to give you an addictive handfeel that will compel you to play for hours and hours.
Pointy Guitars RuleAs you can see, the 2018 Gibson Flying V is further proof of an incontrovertible fact: pointy guitars have been, are currently, and will always be totally radical. Though they pay homage to the great originals of '58, they are also their own animals. They have fantastic resonance, impeccable build quality, modern clarity, and vintage vibe. We are utterly enamored with these mean Vs, and we know they will provide you with endless inspiration!
|Finish Color||Aged Cherry|
|Neck Shape||Flying V Slim Taper|
|Neck Dimensions||.810 1st - .860 12th|
|Fingerboard Inlays||Acrylic Dot|
|Width at Nut||1.695"|
|Pickups||Burstbucker 2 in Neck and Burstbucker 3 in Bridge|
|Controls||2 Volume, 1 Tone, 3-Way|
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