Wednesday, 25 April 2012

1981 Gibson Flying V Bass in transparent blue  
I always felt that the Gibson Flying V Bass was so much more impressive than its six-string guitar counterpart. Probably mainly because it is just so enormous. I remember seeing John Entwistle playing a Flying V Bass with The Who backing Elton John performing Pinball Wizard in the film of Townshend's rock opera "Tommy", and I just thought "Whoah! That's one helluva bass!"  Imagine the stage presence you could command with one of those.

This transparent blue example from 1981 is being sold by the always excellent Olivia's Vintage eBay seller and has a Buy It Now price of $4,590.

G L Wilson

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1 comment:

  1. Beautiful. What kind of pickups does it use? Did it come in red when it was released?



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