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Gibson Custom Shop 1958 Korina Flying V VOS (Black Pickguard) in Natural

Flying High Again!

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Chris Toft

First introduced in 1958, the Gibson Flying V featured a radical, all new design that was years ahead of its time. Upon it's release though, Gibson only shipped eighty one units in the first year with the futuristic design dividing opinions! However, in the years since, the Flying V has become one of Gibson's more popular models with players such as Kirk Hammett (Metallica) and Jimi Hendrix favouring it's unique design.

The Gibson Custom Shop 1958 Korina Flying V VOS is a faithful recreation of the original model with a level of authenticity and attention to detail that only the Gibson Custom Shop can offer. Finished in an authentic Nitrocellulose Lacquer (VOS), the 1958 Flying V will age beautifully over time.

Construction

The 1958 Flying V features a solid Korina body (no weight relief), delivering a focussed mid range tone, similar to that of Mahogany. The neck is also made from Korina and has an authentic 1958 Flying V profile to it. The neck, whilst verging on the thicker side, feels extremely comfortable and lends itself nicely to heavy rhythm playing. The 1958 Flying V features a one-piece Indian Rosewood fingerboard with a 12" radius, making fast runs and large string bends feel effortless.

Electronics

Loaded with a pair of Gibson's Custombucker humbucker pickups, the 1958 Flying V is capable of delivering everything from sweet, soulful cleans to crushing, aggressive metal tones with ease. This versatile pickup is about as close as you can get to an original PAF humbucker and is found only in Gibson Custom models and cannot be purchased anywhere else.

With independent volume controls for each pickup and a universal tone control, there are a host of tonal options on hand, making the Flying V so much more than just a metal guitar. By blending the two pickups, you can recreate some of the most iconic tones of all time with plenty of scope for you to create your own!

Hardware

The 1958 Flying V features an historically accurate ABR-1 bridge and string through body Lacquered Brass Chevron tailpiece for rock solid tuning stability and intonation. A set of Kluson single ring tuners with Celluloid tips further adds to the Flying V's authenticity whilst the True Historic mounting rings, pickup covers and control knobs provide the icing on the cake!

Specifications

Body

  • Body Shape: Flying V
  • Body Material: Korina
  • Rim Material: Rubber Strip on Bottom Rim
  • Weight Relief: None
  • Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer (VOS)

Neck

  • Material: Korina
  • Profile: 1958 Flying V
  • Scale Length: 24.75"
  • Fingerboard Material: 1 Piece Indian Rosewood, Hide Glue Fit
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12"
  • Number Of Frets: 22
  • Frets: Reissue
  • Nut Material: Nylon
  • Nut Width: 1.687"
  • Inlays: Pearloid Dots
  • Joint: Hide Glue Fit

Hardware

  • Finish: Aged Gold
  • Tuner Plating: Aged Gold
  • Bridge: ABR-1
  • Tailpiece: String through Body - Lacquered Brass Chevron
  • Tuning Machines: Kluson Single Ring with Celluloid Tips
  • Pickguard: '58 Flying V Black 4-ply
  • Truss Rod: Authentic 1950s No-Tube
  • Truss Rod Cover: True Historic Black
  • Control Knobs: True Historic Black
  • Switch Tip: True Historic Amber
  • Jack Plate Cover: '58 Flying V Off-White 4-ply
  • Strap Buttons: 2 - Brass
  • Mounting Rings: True Historic Black
  • Pickup Covers: True Historic Aged Gold

Electronics

  • Bridge Pickup: Custombucker
  • Neck Pickup: Custombucker
  • Controls: 2 Volume, 1 Tone, 500K CTS Vintage Taper Potentiometers, Phone Book Capacitor
  • Pickup Selector: 3-Way Switchcraft
  • Output Jack: 1/4" Switchcraft

Miscellaneous

  • Strings Gauge: .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046
  • Case: Historic Flying V Brown/Pink Hardshell Case
  • Accessories: Certificate of Authenticity
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