Up for sale, a 1995 Gibson Flying V ‘67 vintage reissue in 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original Gibson USA hardshell case.
A discontinued model with a rare Alpine White gloss nitro lacquer finish that shows plenty of playwear (and evidence of removed stickers), this Flying V boasts solid mahogany construction and an uncommon ebony fretboard, loaded with the original 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. Weighing 7lbs 4oz, we've had this Flying V professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action, and spot-on intonation.
The one-piece mahogany neck has a medium C-shaped profile carve with moderate shoulder, measuring .845” deep at the 1st fret and .890” at the 12th. The thick slab ebony fretboard has a 12” radius and the medium jumbo fretwire has been leveled and crowned, currently showing no wear and playing cleanly up the 24 3/4“ scale with a straight neck and a responsive, optimally-adjusted truss rod. Some previous fretboard separation has been repaired, and there is also a fractional amount of shrinkage of the mahogany on the shoulders of the profile carve away from the ebony fretboard. The nut measures a full 1 11/16” in width. On the headstock, 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 features CTS pots which date between late 1994 and the first weeks of '95. The chrome plating on the Nashville Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar is notably clean. Plastics comprise the original trio of reflector knobs, cream switch tip, and the four-ply white pickguard.
The gloss Arctic White nitro lacquer finish is deeply yellowed, with prominent outlines of multiple stickers and additional ambering beneath the footprints of a few of these, yet no unevenness of the finish or residual adhesive. Despite their prominence, these areas are perfectly smooth with the surrounding finish. There is wear through the clear coat and down to the bare mahogany on the body points, and various dings, scuffs and marks of honest use on the body as a whole.
The original brown Gibson USA hardshell case with pink plush interior is included.