Gibson USA 2018 Flying V, Aged Cherry
Gibson USA 2018 Flying V aged Cherry Product Overview by GAK
The Flying V is a testament to Gibson's daring approach to design and innovation. Introduced back in the 1950's the Flying V was a bold leap for Gibson into the world of contemporary design and sci-fi inspired modernism, a 'High-Class Heavy Metal' machine.
The 2018 Flying V's body is constructed of solid mahogany giving it generous resonance and deep low-end. The Neck is also mahogany which is a great joy to many Gibson fans (The same all-mahogany build can be found on many of the Gibson 2018 range). Scale length rocks in at just under 25 inches with a fingerboard top material of Torrefied Granadillo. The fingerboard material is a straight grained Cuban wood hailed as "the wood that sings", to the trained ear, it gives the Flying V a slightly brighter tone than Rosewood.
With a slim taper neck, the Flying V is a petite and light-weight shred and solo machine without compromising on the overall strength and rigidity of the guitar. Combined with the unique pyramid frame of the body, the Flying V can be slung around every which way, on stage or in the studio.
The frets on the 2018 Flying V have been cryogenically treated, a process that distributes the metal in a precisely even way resulting in increased strength, durability and rust resistance.
Emulating that classic tone from the early Gibson PAF (Patent Applied For) pickups, the Flying V is equipped with Burstbucker 2, a pickup similar to that of a '57 classic PAF, brightness paired with plenty of
The Gibson Flying V features trusted hardware including their Tune-O-Matic bridge and aluminium stop bar. The headstock features silver kidney Grover tuners and a sleek looking white logo plate dressed with the classic script logo. Control knobs on the Flying V are black hats with silver inserts, complimenting the vivid white 4ply pickguard.
Pick up the Gibson 2018 Flying V in a beautiful 'Aged Cherry' gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish and get ready to turn some heads. The nitrocellulose finish provides unrivalled gloss to the guitar, beautiful and very much head turning.
- Body Style: Flying V
- Body: Mahogany
- Neck: Mahogany:
- Neck Profile: Slim Taper
- Nut Width: 1.695"
- Fingerboard: Torrefied Grandillo
- Scale Length: 24.75"
- Number Of Frets: 22
- Nut: Tektoid
- Inlay: Acrylic Dots
- Bridge: Aluminum Tune-O-Matic
- Tailpiece: Aluminum Stop Bar
- Knobs: Black top hats with silver inserts
- Tuners: Kidney Grovers
- Plating: Nickel
- Neck Pickup: BB2
- Bridge Pickup: BB3
- Controls: 2 volumes, 1 master tone, 1 toggle switch
- Finished available: Aged Cherry:
- Case: Hardshell