Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Gibson Flying V II

Gibson Flying V2

The SG zoot suit that you can see a little lower on this blog was not the first laminated wood solid body produced by Gibson. Here is an early 80s Flying V II, made of 5 layers of maple and walnut (you had 2 versions - maple top and walnut top).

This is not the only characteristic of this guitar made between 1979 and 1981, look at its contoured body - 30 years before the current trend - and the remarkable boomerang pickups - I couldn't figure out if this shape brings anything to the sound, but I heard that they made the Flying V II one of Gibson's most expensive guitar since they were produced exclusively for this model.

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