Up for sale, a 1992 Gibson Flying V '67 vintage reissue model in excellent condition and in perfect working order. A discontinued model with a Heritage Cherry gloss nitro lacquer finish, this Flying V boasts solid mahogany construction, loaded with a very early pair of Gibson's 496R and 500T humbuckers. The 496R produces incredible sustain and cutting power with its ceramic magnet, adding more highs with increased definition and no mud in high gain scenarios. The 500T is one of Gibson’s most powerful pickups, containing a three ceramic magnet structure, which enables a no-holds-barred rock and roll crunch that never loses its rich combination of enhanced lows and crystal clear highs. At 6lbs 12oz, this V is featherweight, dialed in here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action, and spot-on intonation.
The one-piece mahogany neck has a slender '60s-style C-shaped profile carve with just enough roundness in the shoulders and faintly rolled fretboard edges, measuring .805" deep at the 1st fret and .875" at the 12th. On the slab rosewood fretboard, the stock medium jumbo frets are practically perfect with well-rounded crowns, playing cleanly in every register up the 24 3/4" scale with a straight neck and responsive, optimally adjusted truss rod. The nut measures 1 11/16" in width. There is light finish checking across the headstock, and the original Gibson Deluxe double line tuning machines with greened tulip buttons turn smoothly and hold pitch as they should.
All of the electronics work as intended, with the dual humbuckers wired to individual Volume controls and a Master Tone knob. Both humbuckers feature Gibson USA-embossed baseplates, and the harness is untouched save for an upgraded tone cap. The singular CTS pot dates to the 23rd week of '92 (the other two pots are Gibson-embossed pots made by Alpha). The chrome hardware is notably clean, and plastics include the white three-ply pickguard and a near mint trio of reflector cap knobs.
The gloss Heritage Cherry nitro lacquer finish exhibits an area of buckle rash central to the bass side of the back, some dings on the body perimeter, and some additional finish scratches and minor marks, largely relegated to the back. The gloss on the neck profile is smooth and clean.
A padded gigbag is included.