Gibson 2018 Flying V
Tonal EvaluationI am madly in love with this Flying V, and I want to shout it from the mountaintops, but there are no mountains within walking distance of Louisville, Colorado, so I am going to settle for yelling about it on the internet. Why? BECAUSE POINTY GUITARS ARE COOL AND THIS ONE HAS EXACTLY THE SORT OF FREQUENCY RESPONSE THAT I LIKE. Whew. Glad that's out of my system. Now, let's talk about why I love this V so much! Overall, it has an even harmonic profile with clear, dry bass response and broad, powerful midrange. Also, the trebles sit at the exact midpoint between sparkly and smooth. So, this means that the bridge pickup is full, clear, and powerful, with just enough bell-like chime in the highs to sound nice and lush and just enough chunk to make the windows vibrate when you palm mute. Flipping to the neck position gives you warm, full tone with smoother highs, and playing a full barre chord makes me feel like I'm diving into an enormous vat of creamy peanut butter. This smooth, thick tone is killer for blues and rock leads! I am also hard-pressed to think of a situation in which the bridge pickup would not bring an enormous smile to my face when used for driving rock rhythms. Ultimately, this Flying V has exactly what I look for in an electric guitar. It sounds muscular enough to fulfill my wildest rock star fantasies, but it has no fat in the tone, and it's mannered and polite enough to sit perfectly in a mix. I dig this Flying V, and I am sure it will make you want to abuse your Caps Lock key as you rave about it on the internet, too!
|Finish Color||Aged Cherry|
|Neck Shape||Flying V Slim Taper|
|Neck Dimensions||.820 1st - .870 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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