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A revolutionary rocker ever since its introduction in the late ’50s, the Flying V still makes a major style statement today. As part of its 120th Anniversary celebrations, Gibson USA introduces the Limited Run Flying V History, with all the iconic looks of the original plus a few clever twists on the form. A thinner body lightens the load, while a slightly smaller “arrowhead” headstock balances out the top end. Add two of Gibson’s most popular humbucking pickups, time-tested tonewoods and unparalleled Gibson USA craftsmanship—all at an unbeatable price—and the Flying V History is ready to launch.
The Flying V History takes off with a Grade-A mahogany body cut to the radical angles of the original, but with thinner dimensions for enhanced playing comfort. The glued-in Grade-A mahogany neck is carved to the fast, slim profile preferred by so many rockers, with a bound one-piece Grade-A rosewood fingerboard with frets over binding and dot inlays. The “arrowhead” headstock is slimmed down, with a white plastic truss-rod cover with Gibson logo, and there’s a commemorative “120th Anniversary” banner at the 12th fret. A ’57 Classic and ’57 Classic Plus humbucker, neck and bridge, provide all the grind and wail you need, with sultry mellow tones too when required, wired through individual volume controls and a master tone with “witch hat” knobs. A chrome Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece partner with Grover™ Kidney Button tuners for smooth, efficient performance. The Flying V History comes in Aged Cherry finish in high-gloss nitrocellulose lacquer, protected by an elegant brown hardshell case.
Iconic “V” styling, slimmed down for optimum playing comfort.
’57 Classic and ’57 Classic Plus pickups offer vintage PAF-style tones with modern performance.
Commemorative “120th Anniversary” banner at the 12th fret shows you’re in on the celebrations.
Two volume controls, master tone, 3-way selector, with “witch hat” knobs.
Neck and Neck
Select mahogany neck, Grade-A rosewood fingerboard, fret over binding for added playing surface.
Classic “arrowhead” headstock, shortened for balance and elegance.
Flying V History
Subtle Twist on an Iconic Rocker
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