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Gibson Flying V Electric Guitar Classic White

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This axe was made for one thing -- bold, aggressive, full-tilt rawk.

If you're into metal, the Gibson Flying V Electric Guitar is the one for you. Check the features: solid mahogany body wi... Read More

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Overview

This axe was made for one thing -- bold, aggressive, full-tilt rawk.

If you're into metal, the Gibson Flying V Electric Guitar is the one for you. Check the features: solid mahogany body with premium nitrocellulose finish for super-fat tone, extended neck joint for stability and solid sustain, Tune-O-Matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece, and rosewood fingerboard with premium chrome hardware. A 496R Hot Ceramic pickup in the neck position and a 500T Super Ceramic in the bridge deliver smokin' tone. Includes Gibson hardshell case.

Features
  • Solid mahogany body
  • Premium nitrocellulose finish
  • Set neck construction
  • Extended neck joint
  • V-Factor X Neck profile: Hybrid '50s rounded/'60s slim taper neck
  • 17 degree angled headstock
  • 22 fret ebony and rosewood fretboard
  • Nickel and silver alloy fret wire
  • Classic dot inlays
  • 496R Hot Ceramic pickup in the neck
  • 500T Super Ceramic in the bridge
  • 2 volume, 1 tone control
  • Tune-O-Matic bridge
  • Stopbar tailpiece
  • Includes hardshell case
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4.7

(based on 22 reviews)

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Absolutely Flawless!!

I absolutely love everything aboutl this guitar the feel of the neck is so smooth, the harmonics that come off of this guitar are incredible. I have a gibson explorer and together they look...Read complete review

I absolutely love everything aboutl this guitar the feel of the neck is so smooth, the harmonics that come off of this guitar are incredible. I have a gibson explorer and together they look amazing although they sound exactly the same. Overall its an insane axe and its a gibson. "Only a gibson is good enough"

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It's not Freddie Kings V

Years ago I saw Freddie King live and was blown away by his Flying V. Ever since that night I have wanted one. Recently my dream came true with my purchasing one but I...Read complete review

Years ago I saw Freddie King live and was blown away by his Flying V. Ever since that night I have wanted one. Recently my dream came true with my purchasing one but I must say that I have become disenchanted with this guitar. It simply has no tone unless you are playing at extremely loud volumes or with distortion, and you better be a good distance from your speakers unless you like squealing uncontrolable feedback. The neck is slow and almost awkward in spots. This is quite possibly the worst Gibson I have ever played and I have played my share!( loved my ES335!) Sorry Gibson, but this piece is way overrated and for what you get, way overpriced!

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5.0

the best guitar of all gibsons

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from clayton michigan

this is the best guitar in history!!! now i realize how awesome this guitar is after i played it. say good night to the les paul and sg and say hello to the flying v this is seriously the greatest guitar of all time. you might wanna change the pickups but everything else is great good guitar as for a fact I like the mahagony !_!

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best V ever

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from Corsicana, Tx

I got a good deal back in 2010 on a 2008 classic white v. The neck is perfect shape size and feel. Just playing it makes me feel cool.This guitar has a perfect balance its not neck heavy or nothin. The pickups are perfect for hard rock and metal. It will stay in tune forever with all the string bending and vibrato I do. The case is perfect also snug fit good size storage compartment it protects it well. Everything is perfect so go get one.

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(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

more like gibson flying metal heaven

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from slaem oregon

i love this guitar smooth fast as hell neck ive only had it five days and cant put it down it plays amazingly and i have not taken it in to get set up yet but it still plays like a dream the pickups (which are the hottest in the gibson line)are nothing short of amazing they are hands down the best stock pickups i have ever heard they seem to keep up with my other guitars emgs they seem like the breathed new life into my amps old tubes its also super light (if you like that sort of thing) i prefer a heavier guitar but thats not a deal breaker cause i love guitars with long bodies the tuners are also sweet as hell super smooth and stay in tune great so if your looking at this page dont hesitate buy this guitar!!!!!

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(5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

2nd Best Guitar!!!

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from Gainesville, Georgia

I've Had My Ebony Flying V For Over 3 Years Now!!! My Main Guitar Is A Peavey EVH Wolfgang, But My Backup Is The Gibson!!! Flying V's Have Great Tone, Feel Ect... The Only Thing That Stinks About It Is That It Can Be Uncomfortable Playing Sitting Down!!! You Have To Put A Leg Between The V While Sitting Down!!!

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(17 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Contemporary classic

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from San Diego, California

Flying V is both a sculpture and one great axe in one package. Looks awesome, sounds great and is actually a really comfortable guitar. The only I dislike the guitar is the pickups. They're great for rock and metal but don't do clean sounds well. I'm putting a pair of DiMarzio Paf's in there to get the full versatility - that should do the trick!

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

what a guitar

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from somerset england

i was drawn to this guitar for two reasons, the first being the sheer power and presence it has when it is played. the second is beacuse Robb flynn of Machine head plays this guitar, it truly is and incredible instrument whether it is downtuned and heavily distorted or playing an old classic it has the most wonderful sound. A truly brilliant instrument and a must have for any musician.

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(17 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Untamable Behemoth

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from Kansas

This guitar is incredible. I just traded my 3 pick-up Faded V for this glory. Tone control is phenomenal ranging from heavy metal to clean melodic harmonies. The finish is fantastic! Unlike most lacquer finishes that slow down speed on the neck, this one is great. A tad heavier and NOT FOR SITTING. But if you're buying this, you won't want to sit.

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

An Amazing Axe

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from Grants Pass, OR

I bought this guitar a year ago, and let me tell you, the action on the Flying V is absolutely amazing, I have never played a guitar with action so good. My only complaints would be: I'd like more frets, and the shape can make it difficult to play unless you're standing up. That's it. It can make hammer-taps a pain, but not impossible. The tone is astonishing. I can get (with my Marshall Valvestate 2000 amp and the stock pickups) any tone from Iron Maiden to Morbid Angel. If you play metal of any kind, you cannot go wrong with a Flying V.

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(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

wow dude

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from Oak Harbor, WA.

This is the guitar for long hair, tight pants, rebel speed and heavy riffs. Perfect for metallica and megadeth songs and sounds wicked on the higher frets.

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(24 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Absolutely Flawless!!

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from Waterbury, Connecticut

I absolutely love everything aboutl this guitar the feel of the neck is so smooth, the harmonics that come off of this guitar are incredible. I have a gibson explorer and together they look amazing although they sound exactly the same. Overall its an insane axe and its a gibson. "Only a gibson is good enough"

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