Gibson Flying V Lonnie Mack Solid Body Electric Guitar (1994)

Gibson  Flying V Lonnie Mack Solid Body Electric Guitar  (1994)
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Gibson Flying V Lonnie Mack Model Solid Body Electric Guitar (1994), made in Nashville, TN, cherry lacquer finish, mahogany body and neck, rosewood fingerboard, original brown tolex hard shell case.

This very nicely done replica of Lonnie Mack's personal modified 1950s Flying V was a limited edition Gibson custom shop project. They made less than 200 of these in late 1993 and 1994. It follows the pattern of Mack's original guitar with a cherry finish (Lonnie had his redone in the 1960s) but a mahogany body instead of the original korina. It also replicates Mack's unique modification: a steel brace securing the base of the Bigsby whammy bar unit built across the legs of the V. This guitar certainly has the "Wham of that Memphis man" built into it.

When these were planned, Gibson meticulously measured Lonnie's original V and manufactured this Signature instrument to the exact specs, including the big beefy '58-style neck. When they were introduced, Lonnie claimed that they were "dead on" and used his personal one extensively on stage. This is a lovely example and a great guitar ready to make that Magnatone vibrato amp sing -- add your own Gris Gris bag.
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 25 year old guitar appears not much played; it remains very clean overall, showing signs of light use. The nickel plating has started to wear on the pickup covers and bridge, as it would on an old one! A really nice example of one of Gibson's cooler '90s ideas, a very unique version of this classic machine. Excellent + Condition.