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Heavy Metal players are drawn to the Flying V, and the 2016 Flying V Pro T has everything, including renowned tone, to make it a bestseller. Its solid mahogany body is sprayed with a nitrocellulose fi... Read More

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Heavy Metal players are drawn to the Flying V, and the 2016 Flying V Pro T has everything, including renowned tone, to make it a bestseller. Its solid mahogany body is sprayed with a nitrocellulose finish that lets each sonic wave vibrate fully. The unique body design results in unmatched neck access to the upper register.

Gibson's popular SlimTaper neck profile answers your need for speed and makes shredding easier and faster. A thicker one-piece rosewood fretboard adds warmth and sustain. The addition of a self-lubricating Graph Tech nut also helps with sustain while returning strings to pitch no matter how far you bend them. Electronics feature a '57 Classic and BurstBucker 3 hum bucker to add more fuel to the fire in your leads and more gnarly crunch when you're working the rhythm sections.

The 2016 Flying V Pro T has a Tune-o-matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece and comes complete with snug-fitting gig bag. Join the roster of pro metal players who know what it takes to get the job done.

Key features
It was modern then, it's modern now - and retains that rich, distinctive tone
Right out of the case, this handcrafted, American-made guitar is ready for immediate action
Gibson's classic string anchors provide rock solid sustain and accurate intonation
The powerful ceramic magnets help rule the stage with scorching leads and crunching rhythm tones
The hand-sprayed, high-gloss finish keeps your guitar's look, feel and sound at its best
Minimalist dot fingerboard inlays provide subtle elegance while maintaining tradition
The profile with a need for speed takes shredding to extremes
Traditional tone, solid playing feel, and massive sustain
Wrap your hand around the traditional Flying V playing feel
Density for solid sustain, self-lubrication for accurate return-to-pitch after bending - without string stick

Features
  • Body: Solid mahogany in the iconic Flying-V style
  • Setup: Comprehensive hand-finished setup
  • Bridge: Tune-o-matic with stopbar tailpiece
  • Pickups: '57 Classic and BurstBucker 3 humbuckers
  • Finish: Genuine nitrocellulose lacquer
  • Inlays: Elegant acrylic dots
  • Neck: SlimTaper profile
  • Fingerboard: Thicker one-piece rosewood fingerboard
  • Neck width: Historic original 1-11/16" neck width
  • Nut: TekToid nut
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Gibson2016 Flying V Pro T Electric Guitar
 
4.0

(based on 5 reviews)

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (4)
  • Good tone (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (3)
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great new take on the V

By Steph

from east stroudsburg, PA

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Excellent finish
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Lightweight
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

  • Pickups were not suited to my exact taste

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Small Venues

Comments about Gibson 2016 Flying V Pro T Electric Guitar:

I never liked Vs before the 2016 model came out. The pickguards on previous years were such a turn off and looked downright ugly to me. The finish on previous models also weren't that spectacular either while the 2016 model has gorgeous tight grain running through it which makes previous years models appear to look flatter in depth. I also love the smell of nitro finishes like a chocolate marshmallow smell. The three knob layout is now in a straight line which follows the shape on the vs wings making is more aesthetically pleasing to my eyes. Don't have much to say on the binding it is what it is. I think im in the minority when I say i don't care for binding unless it is a natural reveal binding like PRS does. The biggest surprise to me was the neck. Its a very wide neck for me but, honestly i like how it feels and when you strum a chord it just shakes you so much cause theres so much wood in your hand. This makes it feel like you have a substantial amount of guitar in your hand even though the thing is super light. The neck shape reminds me of the esp viper I own and that guitar sports a D shape neck profile. Sustain is great btw. Satin finish on sides and back make sliding down the neck easy and I think the contrast of a mirror like finish on front and satin surrounding makes the front pop even more. Frets were not sharp and the ends are enveloped in the binding ( dont know what that process is called). My fretboard seems to be of good quality with it being a more solid color rather then a myriad of light browns and dark browns. The only thing I am not a huge fan of is the pups. They are too muddy for me and I like playing mastodon and tool. I already kinda knew they wouldn't work best for me and I will be changing the bridge out for something else. I wont take any stars off for this though cause its just personal taste and I knew what the guitar was coming with. People don't like the fact it doesn't come with a hard case and I don't blame em. BUY ONE!!!.

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I would buy again

By B.W.

from Wisconsin

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Gibson 2016 Flying V Pro T Electric Guitar:

      I am strictly a Gibson guy and buy them for several reasons. The biggest being quality and investment. Buy the cookie cutter guitars and see what you can sell them for in a few years. I purchased the V and out of the box it was mint in every way, finish, set up, etc. One review said the neck is to fat and it is not slim tapered. He was comparing the 1 5/8 to the new 1 11/16. My feeling is if 1/16 is stopping you from being a shredder its time to take up a new instrument
      This guitar is everything you would expect a USA Gibson to be the only complaint is the Gig bag.

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      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Good looking, raw and crisp tone

      By Zarnas

      from Atlanta, GA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Tone

      Cons

      • Poor Pick Up

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Recording

      Comments about Gibson 2016 Flying V Pro T Electric Guitar:

      This Flying V is good looking more than anything, but for a design that has been around since the 1950's, I figured there must be something more to it.
      The construction quality is good, what you would expect from a USA made Gibson guitar compared to other imported guitars.
      Mine has a tiny paint chip around the bridge height adjustment screw, but barely noticeable as it is under the bridge.
      The guitar has a very 'raw' nature in regards of tone and how it feels when playing (I assume that's the lure of most Gibson guitars anyway), and it takes some time and tweaks to amp/effects settings and playing style to get the most out of it.
      The bridge is solid, but it is very high above the guitar body (pretty much as in all Gibson guitars), so coming from a Floyd Rose floating tremolo guitar, this takes some time to get used to. But it is very important, because the sound can change significantly depending on where the strings are strummed or where the palm is rested.
      The pick ups are good and probably preserve the feel, gain and frequency response of classic pick ups of previous decades; gain is decent and will drive any amp or effect pedal with very nice dynamics in the sound. I feel they are most responsive on the low and mid freq range, but they will also add a lot of feedback and every little nuance will be accentuated, I guess this is the 'dirty' sound that most Gibson fans appreciate and it is fun, but I will probably change to active pick ups (EMG perhaps) and try to 'tame' the sound and give more versatility to the setup, for example, more easily get a 'scooped' distortion for metal music or a more balanced clean tone, for now I am using a compressor and that helps a lot to control the tone.
      The neck is comfortable, for big hands, that is; it is on the thicker side, but not by much; the wide fretboard does not precisely make this a 'shredding' guitar, but it is very good for long sessions of rhythm guitar and melodic, bluesy soloing. The sustain is great, I think the neck-through-body design really helps the sustain and to hold the notes nicely, even in the higher frets.
      Overall a good guitar, it takes some time to love it fully but has a lot of potential if you take time to tweak settings and play style.

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      (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Good looks, raw and crisp tone

      By Zarnas

      from Atlanta, GA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Tone

      Cons

      • Poor Pick Up

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Recording

      Comments about Gibson 2016 Flying V Pro T Electric Guitar:

      This Flying V is good looking more than anything, but for a design that has been around since the 1950's, I figured there must be something more to it.
      The construction quality is good, what you would expect from a USA made Gibson guitar compared to other imported guitars.
      Mine has a tiny paint chip around the bridge height adjustment screw, but barely noticeable as it is under the bridge.
      The guitar has a very 'raw' nature in regards of tone and how it feels when playing (I assume that's the lure of most Gibson guitars anyway), and it takes some time and tweaks to amp/effects settings and playing style to get the most out of it.
      The bridge is solid, but it is very high above the guitar body (pretty much as in all Gibson guitars), so coming from a Floyd Rose floating tremolo guitar, this takes some time to get used to. But it is very important, because the sound can change significantly depending on where the strings are strummed or where the palm is rested.
      The pick ups are good and probably preserve the feel, gain and frequency response of classic pick ups of previous decades; gain is decent and will drive any amp of effect pedal with very nice dynamics in the sound. I feel they are most responsive on the low and mid freq range, but they will also add a lot of feedback and every little nuance will be accentuated, I guess this is the 'dirty' sound that most Gibson fans appreciate and it is fun, but I will probably change to active pick ups (EMG perhaps) and try to 'tame' the sound and give more versatility to the setup, for example, more easily get a 'scooped' distortion for metal music or a more balanced clean tone, for now I am using a compressor and that helps a lot to control the tone.
      The neck is comfortable, for big hands, it is on the thicker side, but not by much; the wide fretboard does not precisely make this a 'shredding' guitar, but it is very good for long sessions of rhythm guitar and melodic, bluesy soloing. The sustain is great, I think the neck-through-body design really helps the sustain and to hold the notes nicely, even in the higher frets.
      Overall a good guitar, it takes some time to love it fully but has a lot of potential if you take time to tweak settings and play style.

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      (13 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Gibson misses the boat yet again.....argh

      By B Wood

      from Marietta GA

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Looks good

      Cons

      • Horrible Necks Still
      • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

      Best Uses

      • Return To Gibson

      Comments about Gibson 2016 Flying V Pro T Electric Guitar:

      I have been playing Gibson Flying V's since the 70's. Gibson has reissued the LEAST desirable mid 80's design instead of the mid 70's design with the double sided pick guard.

      The neck is still too large. Old V's had a 1 5/8" nut width....they were fast to play. The new Gibson's still have a wider neck and is NOT slim.

      Sound was flat. The guitar just seems dead resonance wise. I had hope for 2016 Gibson's but it is lost yet again. I spoke with Gibson earlier this week...it is almost as if they simply do not care anymore.

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