Gibson Faded Flying V  

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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
 
4.6

(based on 56 reviews)

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    (42)

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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

 

Not worth the money.

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...Read complete review

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.

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(46 of 56 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Finally A GIbson that Costs Less Than My Car

By SG4life

from Kansas City, Kansas

Comments about Gibson Faded Flying V:

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.

(23 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

awesome axe at great price

By eric

from NJ

Comments about Gibson Faded Flying V:

the gibson faded flying v is probably the best guitar under 1000 dollars that i have ever played. not only does it look awesome it sounds great. this guitar has great action, sustains practically forever, and every string is crunchy when palm muted. but this guitar today you will not regret it

(19 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

GIBSON!!!!!!

By CODY

from Justin TX

Comments about Gibson Faded Flying V:

Amazing guitar sounds and plays like a dream i give it 4 stars because of the strap buttons there very small and i highly recomend getting strap locks because the first day i got this guitar the straps came of and it fell right to the floor and broke 2 of the tunning keys but to my suprise the 4 other strings were still in tune!!! (thats how you know its gibson) but i had a warrenty so its all good, but all in all very worth the money you get what you pay for.

(14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

just plain amazing

By next.morello

from Hopewell, NJ

Comments about Gibson Faded Flying V:

This guitar is by far the best for the price. It's the best for prices above it too. The faded finish is far more comfortable than the MUCH more expensive nitrocellulose finishes that gibson offers, and is much less high-maintenance, there'll be no smudging on THIS one! The pickups are superb, gibson's hottest. My only problem with them is having to turn the tone way down to play things such as Rage Against because they are so powerful! The tuners hold tune very well, and are the famous gibson shape which I personally love. Overall, this is an extremely good-looking guitar that plays like a dream.

(13 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

First of all, the finish ...

By Gibby4me

from Tucson, AZ

Comments about Gibson Faded Flying V:

First of all, the finish on this is drop-dead gorgeous, and durable as well. The fingerboard is nice and wide, and for somebody like myself with thick fingers, it is easy to do open chords without accidentally damping strings. The tone is thick, natural, and resonant, and almost any tone can be coaxed out of this. Finally, despite its mass, it balances nicely. It CAN be played sitting down, if you elevate your left foot classical-style. Easily the best bargain on a guitar anywhere.

(9 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This Flying V Rocks

By John Creely

from Levittown, Pa

Comments about Gibson Faded Flying V:

When I went into the store I was looking for a unique body style and a good sound. This guitar had what I was looking for. This v has the same features like the thousand dollar one except the paint. If anyone is looking to by a Gibson for a reasonable price this is the Gibson for you.

(8 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Flying V for only $689?

By MetalGuitarist14

from Murfreesboro, TN

Comments about Gibson Faded Flying V:

This guitar looks awesome. I m surprised you can find a Flying V for such a low price. I can't wait to try this baby out. If it's anything like the Faded SG, which I've played, then it has the same quality and tone as the Flying V with the glossy finish, only much cheaper.

(8 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome guitar!

By Gibson Rules

from Dorothy, NJ

Comments about Gibson Faded Flying V:

The first admendment says I can say this guitar is a great buy. I love this guitar it plays nice. The boost of treble gives lots of feedback when n distortion. But thats just it's awesomeness. I strongly suggest this if you play any kind of music.

(5 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

WOW

By Micron

from eastern Canada

Comments about Gibson Faded Flying V:

I just got my new Veeee. its great. needed to be set up action was horrible and the intonation was out. But now that i have it totally set up, I couldn't be any happier with this guitar. It sounds great in my metal band we're tunned down to A (yes A) blasting it through a '79 musicman 65 head and marshall 4x12, its just down right dangerous. This is a lot of guitar for the price. I highly recommend it.

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I think I am in love

By Paul

from Akron

Comments about Gibson Faded Flying V:

I walked into GC to get some picks and some strings for my Les Paul. I saw this on sale for so I picked it up and played it thru a Vox combo amp. Wow... This thing was amazing! The strings on it sucked and the action was way too high but the sound was crisp and the fretboard was fast. I took it home that day. I have not been able to put it down since. I play it thru a Marshall JCM 900 stack at practice and thru a Line 6 Spider 111 75w at home and it sounds ridiculous thru both rigs. It keeps up with my LP that I paid twice the money for and it is half the weight. This is an awesome guitar for under a grand.

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