MusicPro (UK) Group News - 20th August 2011

Gibson Introduce Flying V With Whammy!

Flying V

First introduced by Gibson in 1958 at the same time as the Explorer, the Flying V was considered way ahead of its time and quickly became one of the most iconic heavy rock guitars ever produced. says, "The new Flying V with Floyd Rose from Gibson USA takes the rebellious heritage of this great Modernist axe and supercharges it with high-performance features for today's demanding musician. This new rendition of a legendary design carries high-output humbucking pickups and the most advanced vibrato tailpiece available, and wraps it all in Gibson's renowned playability, while retaining the sleek, space-aged looks that made its namesake a legend in the first place. And it's all presented in a stunning high-gloss nitrocellulose finish in Classic White. The heart of the beast lies in a pair of high-gain pickups from Gibson USA's Hot Ceramics range, a 496R in the neck position and a 500T in the bridge. This system yields everything from deep divebombs to subtly tremulous wobbles, all with the highest tuning stability available. Floyd Rose originated the high-performance "double-locking" vibrato, and the use of the real deal on the Flying V with Floyd Rose takes this axe right over the top."

The estimated retail price when the guitar hits the shops is $2,129 or £1,294.

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