The Flying V Traditional Pro starts with great tonewoods—in this case, a bevy of Grade-A mahogany. A neck made from solid quarter-sawn mahogany and carved in a thin '60s profile is glued into a solid ... Read More
The Flying V Traditional Pro starts with great tonewoods—in this case, a bevy of Grade-A mahogany. A neck made from solid quarter-sawn mahogany and carved in a thin '60s profile is glued into a solid Grade-A mahogany body. The fingerboard is another slice of Grade-A timber, rich-chocolate-brown rosewood in this instance, and carries 22 medium-jumbo frets. Killer looks are assured by a thin nitrocellulose lacquer finish in your choice of Ebony Black or Wine Red, given an added touch of elegance with cream binding around the body and fingerboard, and vintage gold "top hat" control knobs. The time-tested dimensions of a 24 3/4" scale length, a 1 11/16" nut width, and a 12" fingerboard radius ensure that legendary Gibson playability, too.
To truly capture the tonal superiority of the great original Vs of the late '50s, the Flying V Traditional Pro carries a pair of vintage-style humbucking pickups. A '57 Classic in the neck position delivers warm throaty tones with plenty of clarity, and a slightly hotter BurstBucker 3 in the bridge offers searing crunch and soaring lead tones. Two of Gibson USA's most popular humbuckers—both installed uncovered with exposed "zebra coil" bobbins—these units are made with genuine Alnico II magnets and wound with 42 AWG wire, just like the legendary PAFs of the late '50s and early '60s, and offer a blend of richness and clarity that few pickups can match today. A Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece ensure a solid anchor and optimum sustain, while a set of high-quality TonePros® Vintage Kluson® button tuners grace the soaring arrow-shaped V headstock. For thundering metal or ripping blues, the Flying V Traditional Pro offers unbeatable tone, and undeniable style.
Each guitar comes protected in a plush-lined hardshell case with black exterior, and includes owner's manual and adjustment literature, along with Gibson's Limited Lifetime Warranty and 24/7/365 customer service.
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5/5, straight screams or tames down when need be. She's very light, almost feather like, really not even as heavy as i thought it would be. This guitar basically is all neck, very easy to fret and VERY easy to get past that 12th fret all the way up to 20. The burst bucker3 and 57 classic combo is amazingly versatile specially with the coil taps. The burst bucker3 is really open and clear sounding, and the 57' classic is dark and moody the perfect combination to the BB3. With the taps you have all the plethora of tone that you would ever need, everything from massive wall of distorted mayhem to clean and 'quacky' straty sounds. This baby really has it all, definitely my next buy and a definite win.
I have been wanting a Flying V for nearly 35 years, finally picked up one of these in ebony finish. I can't do a fair comparison to other V models, but suffice it to say, this guitar is everything I was expecting it to be. My primary styles are classic rock and '80s and 90's metal, and this piece certainly delivers the good in those genres with the best out there.Fit and finish are excellent for a guitar in this price range. The setup needed some tweaking, but mostly insignificant alterations to suit my taste, which is something with every guitar I get, no matter what it is. TONE. Holy smoke, does this thing scream and sustain like a banshee! I own several guitars, including some shred machines, and this one does it as well as any I have played. I also love the coil tapping on this one, it really adds a dimension like no other Gibson I have ever owned. Nice, spanky single coil tone is available with the pull of a pot, sounds great on either pickup. I am not a collector, so almost every guitar I have gets used on a regular basis. I think this one is hard to beat not only in its price class, but for me, it is one of the best dollar buys I have found.
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