Gibson Flying V Faded
Gibson Flying V Faded

Flying V Faded, V/XPL/FB Shaped Guitar from Gibson in the Flying V series.

iamqman 09/03/2011

Gibson Flying V Faded : iamqman's user review

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The Gibson flying V guitar is a great rock 'n roll and a great looking guitar and sounding guitar. Whenever someone sees this guitar on stage are in an even in the guitar shop you just think hard rock or metal. Whether it be country or pop music with this guitar you're just think about heavy distortion and long hair. It's a great looking guitar and one of the most iconic looking guitars that is ever been built. It has a great tone is very Gibson sounding in nature but does have its own thing going on compared to a Gibson SG or get some Les Paul guitar.


Gibson Flying V Faded Electric Guitar Specifications

* Body: Mahogany
* Neck: Mahogany
* Neck Profile: Rounded
* Scale Length: 24-3/4 inches
* Nut Width: 1-11/16 inches
* Fingerboard: Rosewood
* Inlay: Pearloid dot
* Number of Frets: 22
* Bridge: Tune-o-Matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece
* Pickups: 496R and 500T with ceramic magnets
* Controls:
o Two volume knobs
o One tone knob
o Three-way pickup selector switch
* Tuners: Grover
* Hardware: Chrome
* Included Accessories: Deluxe Gig Bag


The guitars pretty easy to play but I suggest using it with the guitar strap. If you've ever played a Gibson SG or Gibson Les Paul guitar and then you know that you can set them in your lap and play them sitting on a chair or stool. This is not to be a guitar that you're going to be able to do that with. If you play to Gibson Firebird and you know exactly what I'm talking about because the weird body shape doesn't allow this guitar to sit on your knee. So you always have to use this with a guitar strap and probably standing up. So with that in mind which is not a big deal but it's just something that needs to be said about this guitar. It has a ye large body in the shape of a fee with the usual volume and tone control knobs. Much like the Gibson SG guitar where you can reach the high register frets this guitar allows you to do the same thing. So you're good. Have a lot more versatility in the upper frets than you would be Gibson Les Paul guitarists because those have the back of the body more closer towards the frets which allows it more difficult to reach those higher frets. To this when you're able to play up in the higher frets with much more ease.

The tone is guitar is fantastic with its mahogany wood would a body and neck. You have a rosewood fretboard and the overall tone is guitar is very rock 'n roll. It sounds absolutely fantastic couple with a Marshall amplifier or Mesa boogie amplifier. Pretty much any high gain amplifier will work well with this guitar. My personal favor probably has to be either a Marshall amplifier that's modified or a Bogner amplifier. Something was a good chewy distortion tone works well with this guitar. Simply because it allows for that good chunky rhythmic tone so a good steak distortion sounds exceptional with this guitar.


Add new you can find these guitars for right around $900 which is a steal of a price. This is a great price for good rock 'n roll guitar and a great digging guitar. This is the players guitar for sure and not a boutique or showroom guitar. The look of it just stands out very well so you better be ready to rock it hard if you're going to bring this guitar on stage with you. It's a great price guitar for someone he's looking to get into something better than a Ibanez guitar and wants a fantastic recording and gigging guitar.