Gibson puts a new spin on the Flying V
Inspired by the ’67 original, the Modern Flying V looks as though it was plucked from the Space Age.
With the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Albert King and Michael Schenker all having owned one, it’s no wonder that the Gibson Flying V has attained iconic status in music history. To the cheers of guitar geeks worldwide, Gibson has launched an updated—and eye-catching—version of the six-string.
The Modern Flying V boasts a host of features that makes it both sound and look great. For starters, the guitar has a solid mahogany body with a contoured top, and is available in three colorways: Ebony, Silver and the blinged-out Gold Prism. The Apex-style carved headstock and color-matching hardware are also defining appointments of the guitar, and are responsible for its Space Age-inspired design.
Other specs of the Modern Flying V include a Richlite fretboard, Gibson 496R and 500T pickups, 22 medium-jumbo frets, a 24.75-inch scale length, pearloid inlays, and a plated brass pickguard. And as a kicker, each guitar comes with a custom-fit rectangular hardshell case.
The Modern Flying V lists for $4,499. For more information, check out Gibson.com.