Left Handed Versions Available
Many of Gibson's USA guitars are available in left-handed configurations. If you're a southpaw who's always dreamed of owning a US-made Gibson, please contact us with any enquiries.
The Flying V was introduced in the 1950s, a time when Sci-Fi was the flavour of the moment. It's no surprise therefore that the V was met with mixed views - it continues to turn heads and divide opinion to this day. Gibson have made a number of tweaks since then, but the ‘70s models retain all of the V's most definitive mojo.
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 neck is also Mahogany, and has a 24.75" scale length with a Slim Taper profile - comfortable territory for any player.
A bound Rosewood fretboard with acrylic dot inlays offers smooth playability and a classic look that perfectly complements the Classic White finish.
Electronics & Hardware
Uncovered ‘70s tribute humbuckers offer heaps of the gutsy tone you’d expect from a classic Flying V. Concealed within are the prized Orange Drop capacitors, famed for helping to define the legendary Gibson humbucker tones of old.
Next up, they've combined the Aluminium stopbar with the Nashville Tune-O-Matic bridge - this is the tried-and-tested Gibson solid-body formula. Understated in look but efficient and hardy in functionality. Aluminium also boasts surprising resonant qualities, so you get even more sustain to boot. Chrome plating, Black top hats and the edgy white pickguard complete the picture - the Flying V has most certainly still got it.
- Body Shape: Flying V
- Body Material: Mahogany
- Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
- Material: Mahogany
- Profile: Slim Taper
- Scale Length: 24.75"
- Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
- Fingerboard Radius: 12"
- Number Of Frets: 22
- Frets: Medium Jumbo
- Nut Material: Graph Tech
- Nut Width: 1.695"
- End of Board Width: 2.26"
- Inlays: Acrylic Dots
- Finish: Chrome
- Bridge: Aluminum Nashville Tune-O-Matic
- Tailpiece: Aluminum Stop Bar
- Tuning Machines: Grover Rotomatics with Kidney Buttons
- Pickguard: White 3-ply
- Control Knobs: Black Top Hats with Silver Reflector
- Switch Tip: Cream
- Neck Pickup: '70s Tribute Humbucker
- Bridge Pickup: '70s Tribute Humbucker
- Controls: 2 Volumes, 1 Tone & Toggle Switch (Hand-wired with Orange Drop Capacitors)
- Strings: 10-46
- Case: Hardshell Case
- Accessories: Includes Gibson Accessory Kit