Gibson Flying V Custom 1958 Solid Body Electric Guitar (2022)

Gibson  Flying V Custom 1958 Solid Body Electric Guitar  (2022)
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Gibson Flying V Custom 1958 Model Solid Body Electric Guitar (2022), made in Nashville, TN, serial # 8-2735, natural lacquer finish, Korina body and neck, rosewood fingerboard, original brown tolex hard shell case.

This recent Gibson Custom 1958 Korina Flying V is a meticulous re-creation of the extremely rare first-generation classic, crafted using three-dimensional scans of original examples of this most sought after of vintage electrics. Every dimension and contour of this instrument is as correct as possible; the 2-piece korina body, solid korina neck and Indian rosewood fingerboard are spot-on reproductions of the originals.

The 1958 Flying V's unique look and sound start with a body and neck of korina, an exotic West African wood. Korina is similar to mahogany in feel and workability, but seems to impart an extra high-end sparkle to the instrument's tone. This is enhanced with a pair of Gibson's CustomBucker humbuckers, their most historically accurate PAF copy ever. Another factor is the genuine nitrocellulose lacquer finish, significantly thinner than the usual modern polyurethane enhancing the instrument's tonal qualities.

Small touches like an extra-rolled fingerboard edge add up to better capture look and feel of a vintage Gibson more closely than most of the company's previous attempts. This V has just started its natural ageing process with lightly pre-aged gold hardware looking just like the originals did after some play time. It lives in a '50s-style angled brown-and-pink case, also lovingly re-created from the original pattern.
Overall length is 44 1/2 in. (113 cm.), 16 1/8 in. (41 cm.) width, and 1 3/8 in. (3.5 cm.) in depth, measured at side of rim. Scale length is 24 3/4 in. (629 mm.). Width of nut is 1 11/16 in. (43 mm.).

This guitar presents as very slightly used, showing some wear to the gold plating on the pickup covers, bridge and inset metal string guide, which began as "light ageing" at the factory. The finish has some *very* light handling wear. This is really a superb re-issue, just starting to be broken in and as close to an original 1958 "V" as most mortals will get nowadays. It resides in the original angled HSC with the COA and a passel of original paperwork. Excellent + Condition.