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Flying V Custom
The Tone of the V, The Looks of the Custom
$5,999
Gibson Custom’s Flying V Custom reflects the kind of “what if” thinking that is the luxury of being the world’s most recognized guitar brand. At its heart, the Flying V Custom is the “futuristic” design of the late ’50s, when it was first released to a world obsessed with space, science and forward thinking. From there, we’ve taken liberties and additional design cues from the stately aesthetics of the original “Black Beauty” Les Paul Custom. What results is a wonderfully balanced guitar with real vintage V tone, dressed to its best for a look that exudes style and distinction.
Body
Top
Back
Top
Wood Species:
Pieces:
Grade:
Binding: 7 Ply WBW
 
Back
Wood Species: Mahogany
Pieces: 1
Density:
Binding: None
Weight
Weight Relief: None
Average Weight (body only):
 
Materials Used
Glue: Franklin Titebond
 
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect:
 
Body Contour
Carve: Flying V
Neck
Neck
Wood Species: Mahogany
Pieces: 1
 
Details
Truss Rod:
Profile: Flying V
Thickness at Fret 1:
Thickness at Fret 12:
Other Materials:
Average Weight: .453592 kg / 1.25 lbs
 
Peg Head
Type: Flying V Custom
Inlay: LP Custom Pearl
Peg Head Binding: 5 Ply WBW
Silkscreen:
Headstock Angle: 17 Degrees
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect:
 
Neck Fit
Joint Angle: 4 Degrees
Joint Angle Tolerance:
Type: Mortise and Tenon
Adhesive: Franklin Titebond
Gauges Used: Pitch and Alignment Gauge
Nut
Style:
Material: Corian
Width: 4.28 cm / 1.687"
Slots: E: .13716 cm / 0.054"
A: .10414 cm / 0.041"
D: .04826 cm / 0.019"
G: .0381 cm / 0.015"
B: .03556 cm / 0.014"

e: .03048 cm / 0.012"
 
Fingerboard
Wood Species: Richlite
Pieces: 1
Shade:
 
Fingerboard Details
Radius: 30.38 cm / 12"
Frets: 22
Nut/End of Board: 4.28498 cm / 1.687" @ nut, 5.6896 cm / 2.24" @ end of board
Scale: 62.865 cm / 24.75"
Binding: .062 White
Side Dots (Color): Black
 
Fingerboard Inlays
Style: Custom
Material: Pearloid
Dimensions: Large: 2.921 cm x 1.7018 cm / 1.150" x .670"
Small: 3.937 cm x .6096 cm / 1.550 x .240"
Average Weight: .75 lbs / .340194 kg
Finishes
Ebony
Color Code: EB
Surface Texture: Gloss
Filler:
Sealer: Nitro Cellulose
Top: Nitro Cellulose
Top Coat: Nitro Cellulose
Scraped: Hand Scraped
Faded Cherry
Color Code: FC
Surface Texture: Gloss
Filler:
Sealer: Nitro Cellulose
Top: Nitro Cellulose
Top Coat: Nitro Cellulose
Scraped: Hand Scraped
Radically Shaped, Sharply Dressed
Gibson Custom’s Flying V Custom reflects the kind of “what if” thinking that is the luxury of being the world’s most recognized guitar brand. At its heart, the Flying V Custom is the “futuristic” design of the late ’50s, when it was first released to a world obsessed with space, science and forward thinking. From there, we’ve taken liberties and additional design cues from the stately aesthetics of the original “Black Beauty” Les Paul Custom. What results is a wonderfully balanced guitar with real vintage V tone, dressed to its best for a look that exudes style and distinction.
Electronics
Pickups Rhythm Lead
Style: Custom Bucker Custom Bucker
Winds/Coil: Screw side/Slug side: 5200-5590 5200-5590
Material of Wire (gauge): #42 Enamel #42 Enamel
Coil Dimensions (per coil): 2.61 x.68 x .375" 2.61 x.68 x .375"
Coil Material: ABS ABS
Coil Winding Process: Machine Wound Machine Wound
Pole Piece Material: 416 Grade Stainless Steel 416 Grade Stainless Steel
Pole Piece Position from Nut: 18.625" 59.7 cm / 23.5"
Slug Material: 416 Grade Stainless Steel 416 Grade Stainless Steel
Slug Dimensions (diameter x length): .190 x .480" .190 x .480"
Magnet Material: Alnico III Alnico III
Magnet Position from Nut: 18.975" 58.36 cm / 22.975"
Magnet Dimensions: 2.5 x .5 x .125" 2.5 x .5 x .125"
Polarities: Gold Gold
Cover:
Qfactor:
ResistanceDC: 8.0k 8.5k
Resonant Frequency:
Tonal & Resonant Advancements:
Control Pocket Assembly Lead Volume Rhythm Volume
Type: 500k Audio 500k Audio
Peak Voltage:
Range: +/- 5% +/- 5%
Power Rating:
Resistance Tolerance:
Minimum Resistance:
 
  Lead Tone Rhythm Tone
Type: 500k Audio 500k Audio
Peak Voltage:
Range: +/- 5% +/- 5%
Power Rating:
Resistance Tolerance:
Minimum Resistance:
 
Capacitors: Lead Value Rhythm Value
  .022mf .022mf
Hardware
Tuning Keys
Style: Grover Kidneys
Material: Gold Plated Steel
Weight: 3.6 oz
 
Tuning Keys Details
Tuning Ratio: 41990.50069
Gear Type: Closed
What is allowable turn: 0.25
Plating specs: Gold Plated Steel
Part numbers: 130-430-14889/90
 
String Dimensions
E: .11684 cm / .046W
A: .09144 cm / .036W
D: .06604 cm / .026W
G: .04318 cm / .017P
B: .03302 cm / .013P
e: .0254 cm / .010P
 
Bridge
Style: ABR With Thumbwheels
Material: Gold Plated
Plating Specs: Zinc Surrounded by a die casting alloy for casting flow-Gold Plated
Part number: 130-430-10161
Weight: .0637 kg / 2.25 oz.
 
Dimensions of String Slots
E: 0.1778 cm / 0.070"
A: 0.13716 cm / 0.054"
D: 0.1016 cm / 0.040"
G: 0.0635 cm / 0.025"
B: 0.0508 cm / 0.02"
e: 0.0381 cm / 0.015"
 
Tailpiece
Style: V Style, String Through
Compensated: No
Material: Steel
Plating Specs: Gold
Part number: 130-430-11888
Weight: .0311845 kg / 1.1 oz
 
Output Jack
Style: 1/4"
 
Jack Plate
Style: 58 V
Material: Plastic
Part Number: 130-430-19299
Weight: .0056699 kg / .2 oz
 
Strap Buttons
Material: Brass
Plating Specs: None
Part numbers: 130-430-19150
Weight: .0141748 kg / .5 oz
Plastics
Pick Guard
Style: FV Custom
Part Number: 186-240-14387
 
Truss Rod Cover
Style: Blank
Part Number: 130-430-19784
 
Knobs
Style: Gold Top Hats
Part Number: 130-430-19778
 
Dial Pointers
Yes/No: No
Switch Washer
Style: Black
:
 
Trim Rings
Style: Black
Part Number: 130-430-13891/130-430-13892
Accessories
Case
Style: Flying V
Color: Black
 
Strap Locks:
Tools:
 
Manual:
COA/Other: Gibson Custom Certificate of Authenticity
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