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1999 Gibson Flying V '67 Vintage Reissue Electric Guitar Heritage Cherry w/ Case


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Up for sale, a 1999 Gibson Flying V '67 vintage reissue model in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case. A discontinued model with a Heritage Cherry gloss nitro lacquer finish, this Flying V boasts solid mahogany construction, loaded with a 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 7oz, this V has been 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 moderately slender ‘60s-style C-shaped profile carve with a hair more depth and shoulder than most with this neck shape, measuring .840" deep at the 1st fret and .890" at the 12th. On the slab rosewood fretboard, the stock medium jumbo frets retain their full factory height and well-rounded crowns, showing moderate wear on the crowns of frets 1-4, with lighter wear extending beneath the plain strings until fret 9. The guitar plays 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, and 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 has two Gibson-embossed Alpha pots and one USA-made CTS 500k replacement, along with an upgraded Sprague Orange Drop tone capacitor. The base of the control cavity route has also been shielded to ensure the lowest possible noise floor. The hardware has bright chrome plating on the stopbar and Nashville bridge, with uniform patina on the saddles. Plastics are all original, comprising a trio of clean black reflector cap knobs and the three-ply pickguard which has one chip and an additional tiny split at a couple of the mounting screws.

The gloss Heritage Cherry nitro lacquer finish exhibits some dings and finish scratches on the body as a whole, light buckle rash across the back, and some small marks along the neck profile, yet nothing deep or distracting to the palm while fretting.

The original brown tolex form-fit Gibson USA hardshell case with red plush interior is included.