The antique natural finish of this guitar looks beautiful! The slim taper neck makes this guitar play so easily. The guitar also comes equipped with burstbucker pickups so the guitar sounds awesome with distortion and you can also get some really nice smooth clean sounds from it as well.
The guitar is here at Rimmers Music in Bolton so come down and have a go with it yourselves, I’m sure you’ll love it as much as we do.
This new Gibson Flying V in Antique Natural is one awesome guitar! It comes loaded with Bustbucker 2 (Neck Pickup) and a Bustbucker 3 (Bridge Pickup)’s for a powerful full tone, ideal for Rock, Metal and even Blues. The new Flying V headstock is cool as well. If you’ve never played a Flying V and have always wanted to give one a go then come on down to Rimmers Music Bolton where we have this amazing guitar and a lot more new cool Gibson’s.
The guitar also comes with a Gibson Deluxe Hardcase as well. In the hardcase you also get some cool add-ons, such as guitar strap, cleaning cloth and multi-tool.
The V-shaped guitar has become synonymous with rock and metal guitarists around the world. With is unique shape lending itself to its destructive tones - increasing anyone's stage presence.
First released in 1958 to add a more futuristic aspect to the Gibson brand, the Flying V only gained popularity in the mid-60s. It then later become popular in the heavy metal scene due to its aggressive look.
The Flying V has been used by many notable musicians, including Judas Priest's K.K Downing, Metallica's James Hetfield, The Kinks' Dave Davis, ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, Jimi Hendrix, and even blues icon Albert King.
The 2019 Flying V is constructed from a mahogany body and matching neck, with a classic rosewood fingerboard. This results in a comfortably weighted instrument that won’t cause strain after long playing sessions. The selection of tonewoods also enhances the overall tone with a warm, resonant character.
The neck also features a 44mm slim taper profile. This design is perfect for reaching across the entire fingerboard with ease and doesn't compromise the neck's durability or stability. Its frets have also been cryogenically treated, extending their durability for a longer lifespan.
The BurstBucker humbuckers let you recapture the stunning tones and performance of the original ''Patent Applied For'' humbuckers from the 50s. The classic build and small imperfections during construction gave these pickups their unique tones. The BurstBuckers offer you the same characteristics – but in a modern and reliable format.
With the medium output of the neck pickup and the high output of the bridge pickup, you can deliver a wide variety of soundscapes suitable for everything from heavy blues to heavy metal. This setup also lets your amp's preamps to be driven hard, resulting in a natural sounding breakup.
The Flying V is finished off with a selection of high-quality components, providing you with a strong and stable instrument that will handle all walks of life. Gibson's own Nashville tune-o-matic bridge lets you easily adjust the string action and intonation range with ease. Simply adjust its mounting rods to set the perfect height and screw in or out the saddles to set the intonation.
A set of Grover's Rotomatic machine heads provide excellent tuning stability. The additional tektoid nut also enhances string stability. It self-lubricates to help eliminate friction, which can usually cause tuning problems. The nut material also increases the Gibson's harmonics and sustain, creating a more rich and detailed tone.
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