Gibson Faded Flying V Worn Cherry 886830277238

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When the original V came out in '58, it was ahead of its time. When it was reissued 9 years later, it became a favorite of progressive rockers and still is to this day. This Faded Flying V has all the... Click To Read More About This Product

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When the original V came out in '58, it was ahead of its time. When it was reissued 9 years later, it became a favorite of progressive rockers and still is to this day. This Faded Flying V has all the features and specs of the '67 model and the look of a guitar that has been loved and cared for since those early days.

Features
  • Mahogany body
  • Mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • 24-3/4" scale length
  • 1-11/16" nut width
  • Tune-o-matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece
  • Chrome hardware
  • 496R and 500T ceramic magnet pickups
  • Controls: 2 volume, one tone, 3-way switch
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GibsonFaded Flying V
 
4.7

(based on 245 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (32)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Finally A GIbson that Costs Less Than My Car

Great guitar, and so affordable! I played this with my friend who has the original and they sound exactly the same. I love the pick ups and the neck feels great, plus it...Read complete review

Great guitar, and so affordable! I played this with my friend who has the original and they sound exactly the same. I love the pick ups and the neck feels great, plus it doesn't shine like a mirror. I have a few amps and I think this guitar sounds best through a Marshall. If you like the Flying V but are low on cash buy this guitar.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Just another over priced Gibson

It's okay. It does have Gibson stamped on it. The pickups aren't anything spectacular. The factory set-up that Gibson is famous for was non existant on the model I bought(Faded Cherry)....Read complete review

It's okay. It does have Gibson stamped on it. The pickups aren't anything spectacular. The factory set-up that Gibson is famous for was non existant on the model I bought(Faded Cherry). Frets and neck are good, but should have been finished better along the edge. I have an Epiphone DOT with a much nicer factory neck and fret finish than this. I don't play this very often. I don't really like the pickups. I think PAF's or "57's would be a lot nicer, but that's a matter of taste. It sits in the studio and visitors admire my "Flying V'. Lotta' money for a conversation piece. Frankly, for the money, I'm a little dissappointed. I don't think anyone will truly want to use this much without a number of modifications. I don't believe this Gibson is worth the asking price. Keep in mind that paying more doesn't always get you what you want. The higher priced versions of this "V" are the same model with a nicer finish. They aren't worth the asking price either. Talk about greedy. I do not recommend this guitar, unless you just want it for your collection.

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5.0

awesome axe

By Elizabeth Geiss

from Martinsburg Wv.

Comments about Gibson Faded Flying V:

My girlfriend purchased a used faded cherry flying v for me a few months ago it makes other players wanna buy one when they see and hear me play it.It has exceeded my expectations so easy to play killer tone and killer looks and an awesome axe for slide. Make your next guitar a flying v if you never have played one you don"t know what your missing!

(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

GREAT GUITAR

By jacob pierce

from ohio

Comments about Gibson Faded Flying V:

This is a Great Guitar. The sound is awesome! It plays Drop D much better than most guitars I own. The best this about this guitar has to be the slimmer neck, this makes it so much easier to shread. My only knock is the sound diff from the neck pickup to the bridge. but all iin all: this is a great guitar Guitar!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A great, sexy guitar

By Efrain Carretero

from Port Hueneme, California

Comments about Gibson Faded Flying V:

Ever since I first got into guitar playing, I wanted a Gibson Flying V. It's design and shape are just awesome! I was finally able to buy one last year and loved the thing. It's a pretty good guitar but becomes really amazing once you add a couple of modifications to it. In my case, I changed the tuners and pickups. My only real problem with the guitar is that high bends tend to fade out which is quite annoying but other than that, this thing is really comfortable to play and just looks cool.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Gibson Faded Flying V:

I've had this guitar for about 2 years now and i love it. the first thing i noticed was that the neck was smaller than my SG, which is a plus for me. You can play lead so easily on this axe. And the sound is even good clean. this is a must buy.

(6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

4 years later!!!

By Rock n Roll Cole

from Niagara Falls, Canada

Comments about Gibson Faded Flying V:

I bought mine 4 years ago and left a review about it in early 2007. Loved it then, Love it now. I only wish folks would read the product description before leaving bad or negative reviews about an obvious killer, all american lengend with a more price freindly twist on it. First off it has a satin finish, not "no finish and just stain"...that's rediculous it is the same finish they use on all their Satin and/or Faded finishes and has been that way for years and years. Thick nitro rubs off too after years of playing but after 4, this one still looks like new. I did install chrome pickup covers a bone nut, chrome grover rotomatic tuners (not that the green key Klusons didn't work great, cause they do, I just did it too match the covers and bridge etc.). I also soldered in a Sprauge bumble bee capacitor and took out the stock, mini orange drop style one, and now this guitar is an absolute monster. I only use Gibson's "Brite Wires" in 10's for strings as they sound the best on it. It roars now and has a very usable tone knob that gives you a nice Eric Clapton "Women" tone when dialed back. Through a cheap and simple overdrive pedal (Rocktron Sonic Glory) and my 50 watt Marshall Plexi with a 4x12 Greenback cab., I now have the ultimate rig. Metal, Classic Rock, Country, Jazz, Alt. it's all there for the playing. I hardly ever touch my 58 Les Paul VOS anymore which I have called the holy grail of guitars. That's how good these faded V's with a couple cheap mods are. I can't say enough about it and you know with the chrome upgrades I did, it now has a look all of it's own and stands out in the crowd of V's out there nowadays. I know that folks have taken their pickup covers off to supposedly give them more volume etc. but on this Faded V with the high output ceramic pickups it actually gave me a slight change in tone, and for the better by far, and didn't take any volume away that I can tell. I love this upgrade the best next to the bumble bee which I advise all to do or have done. It will take your "pretty good Gibson tone" and make it an absolute unbelievable Gibson roar with articulation and harmonics you've never even thought of, let alone have heard.

(1 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

What A Rip

By nateispro

from Utah

Comments about Gibson Faded Flying V:

I bought one of these when they were blowing them out at 499.99, i thought i was getting a great deal. When it showed it up i like it at first but quickly started having problems, the main one being that there is no finish over the stain, so it wears off very quickly leaving the wood unprotected, i had to have a finish put on to make sure the wood didn't dry out in the climate i live in. I also found the bridge pickup to be too dark, and the nut sheared off on the low E string one day, very poor quality control. I will never buy a gibson again, for the price you can find a good PRS or Schecter that will be much better, IMO.

(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Not worth the money.

By zachary huff

from Mason, TN

Comments about Gibson Faded Flying V:

This guitar is way over-priced. I have owned the faded flying v for three years and i can tell you its a nuisance. Its strap-button placement causes unbalance and allows straps to easily fall off. While playing sitting down, the guitar slowly slides forward, putting strain on your wrists and making it more difficult to play standing up. If you're looking to play metal, just buy an LTD. plain and simple.

 
5.0

Can't beat it.

By Austin

from St. Louis Missouri

Comments about Gibson Faded Flying V:

Saw this used at Guitar Center for around 700 bucks (can you believe that?) I was a little bit skeptical because the price was so low for a Gibson and it needed a setup pretty badly (though it still played nicely for the action being high) I went and bought it, and got it set up, and I'm telling you it plays better than anything else I have. Absolutely no problems with it. It just about never goes out of tune. Once the strap came off and the headstock went plummeting to the ground, tuners first, and stayed in perfect tune. The pickups, for ceramics, aren't bad at all either. The neck pickup gets a really deep, smooth tone, and the bridge pickup (I have mine raised high btw) and it gets a really nice crunch out of it. Plugged into anything from my Marshall half-stack, my Rolland Jazz Chorus-120, or the Peavey Vypyr, it sounds godlike. It's really light too, which is nice for also having a les paul, and an Es-335. No matter what kind of genre you want to play this guitar can get a great sound out. This truly IS a guitar to be remembered. I do however wish the inlays weren't just dots, not that it matters. I think reversed V's for the inlays would be perfect. Buy it; you won't regret it.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Yipes!

By Wiggins-wls-4

from Kansas

Comments about Gibson Faded Flying V:

I got my V about 6 weeks ago and oh baby I absolutely love this thing! It's way beyond love. It's more like lurve or maybe loorrrvvvee. It's light and comfortable and the fret board is so soft and accessible. It's unlike any other guitar I've ever played. And it sounds incredible thru this big old Crate 100W tube amp with 412 cab I use at rehearsal. It looks very cool too. I really didn't expect to like it this much. I always thought they were all show and no go but I was so wrong....so wrong. I feel guilty 'cause I actually like it more than my 335 and it costless than half as much. (Don't get me wrong the 335 is wonderful too.) You owe it to yourself to just try one of these out. I was shocked.

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

amazing

By walter

from 53129

Comments about Gibson Faded Flying V:

this guitar is hard rocking and amazing

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