From Hendrix to Kravitz the Flying V is iconoc and just as futuristic-looking now as it was when it was designed. For 2017 they've got a Granadillo fretboard which is a little bit brighter sounding than normal rosewood.
To enhance the rock n roll factor of the flying V, Gibson have used Dirty Fingers pickups which are high output passive humbuckers. They will easily do rock and metal and can even be used on cleaner tones for blues. But this guitar is made to rock, and sounds particularly good under a fresh slab of distortion.
Slim taper neck
The Slim taper neck is comfortable in the hand without being too flat or too round either. The fret edges are rolled on all of the new Gibson 2017 models which makes them feel played in, straight out of the box and this is something normally found on Gibson Custom shop models.
If you're wondering how you'll carry this guitar around, it does come with a Gibson Official V shaped hard case.
Here's what Gibson say about the Flying V
Aggressive tones, legendary looks. The Flying V is a rock and blues icon played by legendary artists such as Jimi Hendrix, Albert King, Lonnie Mack, Dave Davies and others, with a radical design that was way ahead of its time when first released in 1958. The Flying V 2017 T captures every nuance of the original styling, and delivers tones that match its iconic and aggressive looks thanks to a pair of roaring Dirty Fingers humbuckers, which are among the most powerful pickups Gibson has ever produced. While it is widely used in heavy rock and metal, the Flying V 2017 T is much more than that, too. Its super-fast neck, effortless upper-fret access, comfortable shape, and natural sustain also making it perfect for a broad range of other styles, from jazz to blues, grunge to prog-rock. The guitar comes protected in a Gibson hardshell case with a premium leather strap, a Gibson multi-tool, and a polishing cloth.
Body and Neck
Solid mahogany body and neck, with thick grenadillo fingerboard. Flying V slim-taper neck profile. 22 polished frets. Acrylic dot inlays.
Pickups and Electronics
Dirty Fingers humbuckers. 2 volumes, 1 master tone, 1 toggle switch
Chromed aluminum Tune-O-Matic bridge and aluminum stop bar tailpiece. Mini-Grover tuners. Black top hat knobs with silver inserts.
Classic Flying V hardshell case
Premium leather strap, Gibson multi-tool, polishing cloth
- Series Core T
- Body Style Flying V
- Back Mahogany
- Top N/A
- Weight relief N/A
- Binding N/A
- Neck Mahogany
- Neck profile Flying V slim taper
- Neck width 1.695"
- Fast-access heel Traditional
- Fingerboard Grenadillo
- Scale length 24.75
- Number of frets 22 polished frets
- Nut Tektoid
- Inlay Acrylic dots
- Binding N/A
- Binding Style N/A
- Bridge Aluminum Tune-o-Matic with steel thumbwheels
- Tailpiece Aluminum Stop Bar with steel posts
- Knobs Black top hats with silver inserts
- Tuners Grover kidneys
- Plating Chrome
- Neck pickup Dirty Fingers
- Bridge pickup Dirty Fingers
- Other pickup N/A
- Controls 2 volumes, 1 master tone, 1 toggle switch
- Finishes available Alpine White, Ebony
- Case Classic Gibson Flying V hardshell case