The Gibson Flying V is an electric guitar model first released by Gibson in 1958. …and the Flying V. The V2 with case retailed for $1199 in 1979, Gibson’s 3rd most …Sales were poor for the first 2 years of the V2’s availability, and Gibson was …
Since its original reintroduction in 1966, the Flying V has seen its fair share of versions with a number of different hardware and cosmetic variations. While many Flying Vs from the late ’70s and early ’80s used uncovered humbuckers and exotic finishes to match the style of the era, Gibson did produce some with more traditional appointments like this standard model from 1979.
Years of Production: 1958 – 1959, 1966 – 1980, 1983 – 1988, 1991 – present
Unique to this Year: Gibson extended the length of the headstock in 1979
Body Style: V-shaped solidbody
Wood Composition: Mahogany body, Mahogany neck, Rosewood fingerboard
Design Elements: Dual covered humbuckers, two volume and one tone control, tune-o-matic bridge, stopbar tailpiece
Notable Players: Marc Bolan, Jimi Hendrix, Albert King