When you think of Gibson today, you probably think of a legendary instrument manufacturer that gave the world countless iconic guitar models - but back in the late '50s, Gibson was also known for being very ahead of their time. Take for example, the Flying V. Today, the Gibson Flying V brings to mind images of '70s and '80s hard rock and metal guitarists, but the instrument actually dates back to 1958. In fact, the Flying V was immediately popular with blues guitarists like Albert King, and in the mid-60s it was even played by British Invasion artists like Dave Davies of The Kinks.
From signature models to limited run anniversary specials, you've definitely come to the right place for your new Flying V. One of the biggest sellers in this catalog is the Flying V History Electric Guitar. Solidly built with Genuine Mahogany, this model has a thinner V body and neck volute similar to certain 1970s Flying V's and an eye-catching Gibson Cherry lacquer finish. Combined with Grover Kidney tuning machines and '57 and '57 Classic Plus pickups with machine wound coil wiring, the Flying V History Electric Guitar is ideal for rock and blues. It's also limited to only 180 units for all of North America, so don't pass up on this beauty.
Another Flying V worthy of any shredder's attention is the Custom Kirk Hammett Flying V Signed/Aged Electric Guitar. One of only 50 made, this piece of art is a true re-creation of Kirk's own 1979 Flying V. A stunning tribute to inarguably the master of heavy metal, the Kirk Hammett Flying V is an axe that will make any Metallica fanatic drool with envy.
And here's hoping you use these two choices as a reason to explore the rest of this impressive selection of Flying V guitars. With its distinctive shape and cutting, powerful tone, the Gibson Flying V continues to be a favorite with rockers around the globe. When you're ready to take flight with a Flying V, consider this section your launching pad.