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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)

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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(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.

(3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Awesome Quality, Awesome Price

By Brian B.

from Riverside, CA

Comments about Gibson Faded Flying V:

This is my second guitar. My first was a cheap $75 Yamaha from Cosco, and I needed to upgrade baddly. As a beginner, I can say it's an excellent beginner's guitar. The quality is unparalleled for the price and it looks stylish in faded Cherry. The sound is excellent, good for any style really. However, it features a deep, heavy treble boost with some more distortion too, making it ideal for metal. All in all fast neck, good sound, stylish look, cheap price, it's a near perfect choice!

(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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Pretty Good Guitar

By eliobean

from Los Angeles, CA

Comments about Gibson Faded Flying V:

This guitar is surprisingly better then its full blown big brother. I think that this guitar sounds more full then the standard flying v.It has pretty good playability and action. Also the sound is pretty versatile, you can play many styles with it. A recommended guitar.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Much better deal than the regular

By HHthegtaristHH

from Hazel Green

Comments about Gibson Faded Flying V:

If you are dying to get a flying V, get this, and save about 400 bucks. This is basically the same sound, tone, shape and feel, but with faded color. It is a great guitar and has a great price. I played this at guitar center in chicago and thought highly of it, mainly comparing it to the regular.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Guitar

By bob smith

from PA

Comments about Gibson Faded Flying V:

This is a wonderful guitar for any type of music. You can coax many different tones out of it. This guitar is up there with the explorers and les pauls. For $580 it's a steal.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Any style!

By metalmonster

from Ann arbor, MI

Comments about Gibson Faded Flying V:

This guitar is great. it can be metal if you want it to be. or classical if you want it to be. the quality is great. I've had it for a couple months now and nothing wrong has happend. nod i have the dimbucker pickup on it. now its the sickest guitar ever. get the right equipment for this guitar and its the best!

(1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

AWESOME?

By Torch21

from Texas

Comments about Gibson Faded Flying V:

well, some might call me crazy for saying this but i really didnt like this guitar. i dont know if it was just that one guitar but it felt (in the only way to describe it) extremely dry. i know gibson makes high quality guitars, but this one didnt feel so high quality, it was probly just that guitar, but if not, then all v's are not so great either...

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great guitar

By anonymous musician

from T.O.

Comments about Gibson Faded Flying V:

I've played this guitar before many times. For guitar Center's price, it's the best there is. It's a very versitile, an the pickups sound great whether you run them on clean or overdrive. I also love the worn look. 5 stars. If you are a gibson enthusiast and want a great guitar for real cheap, get this guitar.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Excellent

By Dave

from North Carolina

Comments about Gibson Faded Flying V:

This is a very good guitar, the pickups are great, gets you that perfect sound, put on some distortion, delay and a tiny hint of flanger and chorus, and wow, sounds amazing, gets that perfect hair metal sound ive been looking for, though i wish they came with floyd rose tremelos, but you can do neat things with the tune-o-matics go get really interesting harmonics. The only downside is its really awkward to hold when sitting down, and they are EASY to set up, great guitar for the price, any beginner or even experienced player should totally look into investing in one. (they play very easy and well too, very well built, no problems intonating or doing adjustments.)I've been playing for years and this guitar i recomend to anyone lookin for a new one. (they are DURABLE too), great tones aswell, along with pretty decent sustain, wish they came with maple necks, but the mahogany really beefs the sound.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Very good just a few problems!

By Sam R

from Florida

Comments about Gibson Faded Flying V:

This is my first V and i must admit the quality of the fretboard is immaculate. It is a joy to play and is a great addition to anyones coolection. Though the only problem is that the pick-ups in my opinion are not Gibson Standard. I am really disappointed so I will get some EMGS. Overall its a great guitar, but beware of the pickups.

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