Gibson Flying V '67 Reissue
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Gibson Flying V '67 Reissue

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Flying V '67 Reissue, V/XPL/FB Shaped Guitar from Gibson in the Flying V series.


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  • Manufacturer:Gibson
  • Model:Flying V '67 Reissue
  • Series:Flying V
  • Category:V/XPL/FB Shaped Guitars
  • Added in our database on: 10/20/2011

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Gibson Flying V '67 Reissue user reviews

Average Score:4.3( 4.3/5 based on 15 reviews )
 6 reviews40 %
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King Loudness08/14/2011

King Loudness's review"A total rock machine"

Gibson Flying V '67 Reissue
The Gibson Flying V '67 Reissue is made to recreate the famous Flying V that was used by guitar legends like Jimi Hendrix, Albert King and Michael Schenker. It's made in the good ol' USA and is a great value version of the original ax. It features a mahogany body and neck with a rosewood fretboard and 22 frets. It has Kluson tuners as stock and the bridge is a typical tune-o-matic/stopbar tailpiece setup. The pickups are open cover Gibson ceramic 'buckers (490R and 498T) and it is topped off with a volume control for each pickup, a master tone control and a 3 way toggle switch to select the pickups. It's pretty simple overall, but in many cases simple is the most effective!

UTILIZATION

The Flying V has always been a guitar that I've considered to be a good ergonomic design. The shape is a bit large, sure, but the weight is extremely light for a Gibson guitar, and it balances on a strap quite well. It's not great for sitting down but there are tricks and things that make it more managable to do. The weight of this particular example is light yet it still maintains an excellent resonance that apparent both unplugged and plugged in. The upper fret access is pretty solid on this instrument as there are no cutaways or anything to really get between your hand and the highest registers of the fretboard, making it a great classic lead guitar.

SOUNDS

The guitar is definitely geared towards rock and metal stylings as opposed to... tamer sounds. This is just as apparent in the sounds as it is in the look. The ceramic Gibson humbuckers offer a high output dose of rock n' roll fury that works very well for overdriven rock or metal from Judas Priest to Yngwie J. Malmsteen. I don't find the cleans/mid gain tones to be all that remarkable, though I can imagine that with some lower output PAF style pickups this guitar might suit that vibe better. The guitar has a lot of sustain when plugged in and that resonance from the body translates quite well to the high gain monster that this thing is when plugged into a good amplifier. For rock or metal players who want a guitar that sounds like a Les Paul or SG but that feels a bit different and looks more stated and just all around cool, the V is a natural choice.

OVERALL OPINION

All in all I think the Gibson '67 Reissue Flying V is a great guitar for someone looking for meaty Gibson rock tones in a unique looking and affordable package. These guitars are about $1,150 new with a nice Gibson hardshell case and they can be had for around $700 to $800 used, which is a no brainer for the quality and tone you're getting. It may not be as fancy/elegant as some of those flamed top Les Pauls, but it's got the cajones to take your amp and pumel it into some serious hard rock attitude!
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tjon90107/26/2011

tjon901's review"Everyday Flying V"

Gibson Flying V '67 Reissue
In the 50s Gibson was trying to change their image. With the sucess of the stratocaster Gibson was looking more and more like an antiquated guitar company. The company came out with more modern designs to help change up the image. A few of these designs caught on and a few didnt. The Flying V and Explorer were the only radical designs that were popular but they were still discontinued shortly after. The Flying V was reissued in 1967 with a slightly modified design. The 67 design is more streamlined and easier to produce and overall is a stronger design. The guitar is made from solid mahogany with a mahogany set neck. The neck is 22 frets with a rosewood fretboard. The neck is not bound. It has two volume knobs and one tone knob and a 3 way pickup selector. It has 496R and 500T ceramic magnet pickups in the neck and bridge respectively. These pickups are Gibsons own design. It has a traditional Les Paul style tune-o-matic bridge and stop tailpiece.

UTILIZATION

The upper fret access on the 67 design is not as good as the 58 design but the 67 design has a strong neck joint design overall. Early Flying V's had the same problem that eary SG guitars had with having a weak neck joint that would easily put the guitar out of tune or even break. With the stronger design the neck joint joins at about the 17th fret so you will have to reach around some wood to get to the upper frets but it is not impossible. Some people have problems playing these sitting down so you may have to sit in a classical position to play these sitting down.

SOUNDS

The mahogany wood give the guitar a really deep sound even though the body is not that big. If you want to play heavier music you may want to change out the pickups. The Gibson pickups are medium output and are voiced more for classic rock. The 496R is voiced for the neck and some people say it is a little bright. If its in the neck position in the right guitar it will balance out the neck position sound perfectly. I would recommend a pickup swap on this guitar. A set of Seymour Duncans are great if you want to play classic rock or some heavy metal. A set of EMG would probably give you the best results if you are just looking for the heaviest metal sound.

OVERALL OPINION

This guitar is alright but if you just want a flying V you could probably save a couple hundred dollars and get a faded version. They are pretty much the same apart from the finish on the Faded model. One think I wish they would do is go back to the late 70s color layout where the headstock matched the body colors. Having every model with a black headstock just seems like needless cost cutting for me. If you are looking for just a simple Flying V with a normal poly finish this is it when it comes to Gibson.
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drkorey07/21/2011

drkorey's review"Overall a great & cool guitar!"

Gibson Flying V '67 Reissue
Early 2000's USA made Gibson Flying V '67 reissue. Mahogany body and set neck, '60's thin neck carve, 24-3/4" scale & 1-11/16" width rosewood fretboard with 22 frets, Tune-O-Matic/Stop Bar bridge and tailpiece, a 496R Ceramic Humbucker neck pup, and a 500T Ceramic Humbucker bridge pup and 2 Volume, 1 Tone and 3-way Pickup Toggle for controls.



UTILIZATION

Being a V shape this guitar has unlimited access to higher frets - the easiest I've ever played!
With 2 Volume, 1 Tone and 3-way Pickup Toggle for controls you can get a wide variety of sounds and I found it very easy to get good sounds with the guitar.
Being a V shape, the guitar can be tricky to play while seated but all you have to do is have the V straddle a leg and I found it to be comfortable.
This is my favorite shape of guitar to play live - it's light weight, sounds good and looks killer.
You do have to be a bit careful that you don't bump the tips of the V wings since they hang so far out, so I'll take a point away for that.



SOUNDS

I used this guitar with custom built Peters amplifiers, which are kind of a cross between a Peavey 5150 and high gain Marshall/VHT with a little Boogie thrown in. It was also used with these amps:an Egnater IE4 pre, Marshall TSL, Mesa DC-5 and Peavey 5150II. The amp was paired with an Avatar 4x12 that had Celestion G12h -30's and a Splawn 4x12 with Governor/ManOWar speaker combo,a VHT FB cab and a stock Marshall 1960B.

I usually go for a nice thick Jerry Cantrell AIC tone, to use with my modern rock/metal band.

The guitar had a very open sound to it and all frequencies were represented fairly evenly with a bit more emphasis on mids and quite a bit of highs. It was tight and crunchy under high gain playing. Overall a very nice sound. The cleans were just ok because the ceramic humbuckers didn't clean up that well.

My favorite sounds with this guitar were the high gain tones - both lead and rhythm playing. Least favorite tones were the limited cleans. Overall, it suited my style of music very well!


OVERALL OPINION

I loved just about everything concerning this guitar - so much so I bought 2 Gothic V's!
I bought this as a scratch and dent from an online retailer and got a great price on it.
I would buy this again if under the same circumstances.
My least favorite things are the sitting and playing issue and the so-so cleans, but I still loved it.

I have owned many guitars and had a number of years where I would buy, try and flip, which enabled me to have many guitars around to try out.
This V has ranked pretty high on the list in overall satisfaction. I ultimately sold it when the Gothic V's came because I prefered the sound they had. For some reason, they sounded quite a bit thicker but until they arrived this was my #1.

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kuato02/07/2013

kuato's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" V-Power"

Gibson Flying V '67 Reissue
Already explained above. I accuracy of all it is a model Ebony manufactured in 2012.

USE

The handle is very agrabe, but sometimes we have a little trouble navigating it because of the quality of the varnish that is not the best.

Weight: one of the biggest quality of this guitar !! It is lightweight, lightweight, lightweight so .. And this coupled exemplary balance, this is the perfect scene guitar! With flying, back pain or continually get the green handle up, we do not know!

Is the access to acute easy? Erm young man, you the causes of flying even your grand mother slap solo and down to the bottom of the handle in the fingers slip.

To play sitting: you will cheeks 5 sec, you've found the trick bar-point.



SONORITS

Since I only play metal, hardcore ect, it is perfect! Microphones dangle all they have and what has that sends!

I play mostly on the 500T at the bridge. It does not have the precision of an EMG, but cons I find it has a higher output level. So it is a very good mic that would be a shame to replace.
I'm not talking about the 496R, I almost never play it so I do not know him very well.

So I play a Peavey 6505 with pedal Maxon OD 808. The result with V terribe, simply.

So the distortion is the field of predilection of flying, but I do not doubt that with good rglages, we can take everything the V in areas where the distortion is not queen.

NOTICE GLOBAL

I have my V last year, well I not going to lick so early.

Its strengths are thus its weight, although obviously mouth and the 500T which dmnage!
I just regret this varnish that hangs on the handle.

I had it for a little over 900 euros new. I find the correct price. This is not sr it was finishing a Lespaul Standard but who cares! She has the mouth, it is beautiful, it sounds!


I would do this choice without hsiter. I took a blow on head and I have never regretted.

PS: I hopes to one day fall on a good occas and make me a white 90's with Ebne key. In some people after they are superior quality. I would like to one day be tested myself.
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