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Gibson Custom Shop 1967 Mahogany Flying V Reissue with Maestro Vibrola In Sparkling Burgundy

Includes Custom Shop Hardshell Case

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The Flying V was introduced in the 1950s, a time when Sci-Fi was the flavour of the moment. This radical design then reintroduced by Gibson in 1967, this time with a Vibrola tailpiece – even more of a head-turner. Now Gibson’s Custom Shop have faithfully recreated this deep-cut from the vault – a truly unforgettable playing experience.

Body & Neck

The body is solid Mahogany, and as with a lot of Gibson's core models, it boasts luxurious resonance and weighty low-end emphasis. The nitro lacquer finish offers a stunning shimmer and tops up the resonant sustain even more.

The neck is also Mahogany, and has a 24.75" scale length with an authentic ’67 medium C profile – just the right amount of chunk. An Indian Rosewood fretboard with acrylic dot inlays does little to distract from the radical/retro aesthetic, but offers silky-smooth playability that’s simply a dream.

Electronics & Hardware

A double-dose of medium-output Alnico III Custombuckers offer a balanced, warm tone with a beautifully dynamic break-up. Although these pickups are well-rounded and perfect for the Mahogany double-bill, they’ll get raunchy in no time with the right amount of distortion.

Arguably the headline feature is the Vibrola tailpiece, featuring a chrome finish as with the rest of the hardware appointments. The Vibrola’s action is firm and responsive, designed more for expressive pitch-bends than mid-solo wailing. This beautiful instrument is much of a sonic statement as it is a visual one.

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Specifications

Body

  • Body Shape: Flying V
  • Body Material: 2-Piece Solid Mahogany
  • Weight Relief: None
  • Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer Gloss

Neck

  • Material: Solid Mahogany
  • Profile: Authentic '67 Medium C-Shape
  • Scale Length: 24.75"
  • Fingerboard Material: Indian Rosewood, Hide Glue Fit
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12"
  • Number Of Frets: 22
  • Frets: Authentic Medium-Jumbo
  • Nut Material: Nylon
  • Nut Width: 1.687"
  • End of Board Width: 2.24"
  • Inlays: Pearloid Dot
  • Joint: Long Tenon, Hide Glue Fit

Hardware

  • Finish: Chrome
  • Tuner Plating: Nickel
  • Tuning Machines: Kluson Reissue Double Ring
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply White/Black/White
  • Truss Rod: 2-way Adjustable
  • Truss Rod Cover: White Gibson Hot-stamped
  • Control Knobs: Black Top Hats with Silver Inserts
  • Switch Tip: Cream
  • Strap Buttons: Aluminum
  • Pickup Covers: Chrome

Electronics

  • Neck Pickup: Custombucker Alnico III
  • Bridge Pickup: Custombucker Alnico III
  • Controls: 2 500K CTS Volume Pots, 1 500K CTS Tone Pot Hand-Wired Harness
  • Pickup Selector: 3-Way Switchcraft
  • Output Jack: Switchcraft

Miscellaneous

  • Strings: 10-46
  • Case: Custom Shop Hardshell
  • Accessories: Certificate of Authenticity
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