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... Read More

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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)

Ratings Distribution

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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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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!

(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.

(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

 
5.0

Great guitar for a great price

By Zach

from mason, TN

Comments about Gibson Faded Flying V:

If you're looking for an intermediate guitar, this is the guitar to get. The finish is completely natural and has no gloss, which means NO SMUDGES! But, this also means that you cannot use guitar polish.. I learned that the hard way. The Neck is smooth and plays great, The tuners never pop or loosen, and the pickups are the best stock for the money. Please, if you want a Gibson studio Les paul or SG. This one is THE one!

 
5.0

very happy

By Jeff

from Troy, MI

Comments about Gibson Faded Flying V:

i bought a worn brown one a couple of years ago. still not sure if they actually sent me a brown one. finish is really dark so it is hard to distinguish. Now that I have had it a while I can see the brown starting to wear through (kind of cool). sounds really good. I agree with previous post about the action being too high. I am not too specific on the adjustments I have had to make but the action is definitely one of them. I am taking it to my guy tomorrow to have it done correctly because I think getting a low action with no string buzz is difficult to do. However, this guitar kicks butt but you have to spend a little quality time with it and know your instrument's personality. I also agree with the strap button comment but straps slip off guitars all the time and maybe you should learn to hold on to the thing before getting a guitar with plastic heads because they will break easily. Overall, this guitar is great and I will have it for a long time. I put a tp-6 on it from a les paul that I had and it is pretty sweet to have fine tuning. Any guitar you buy, you should mos def have it set up by your local guitar tech :)

(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.

(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.

(0 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

This guitar is trash, So are all faded gibsons

By Erik Henson

from Coatesville, Pennsylvania

Comments about Gibson Faded Flying V:

Really? This guitar is worthless. First, it is impossible to slide your hand on the back of the neck, its sticky. The paint job is ugly and you can see the fake wood grain. This guitar is made of plastic I swear to god. It weighed about 2 pounds and felt like I was not holding a guitar. Mahogony is NOT LIGHT! I plugged it into an amp I had been using at guitar center for a few hours(I played guitars there for 3 hours) and it had too much feedback, so I immediatly put it down. Do not buy this guitar, no offense, but the people below me are lying. Don't let the price fool you. Play before you buy!!!!

 
5.0

Wicked!!

By Taylor

from Bowie, Tx

Comments about Gibson Faded Flying V:

When i first played this i was so blown away about how easy it was to play leads on it. Im a lead guitarist for my band and all i can say is that im so happy with it. Good for all sorts of Metal and so affordable for its superb quality. TWO THUMBS WAY UP!!

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