Up for sale, a 2005 Gibson Faded Series Flying V in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case. Sporting a Faded Cherry satin nitro lacquer finish, this Flying V features mahogany construction, loaded with the stock pair of high output Gibson 496R and 500T humbuckers.
The 496R produces incredible sustain and cutting power with its ceramic magnet construction, offering searing trebles and increased definition, ensuring no muddiness 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. This Flying V weighs 7lbs 4oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action, and spot-on intonation.
The mahogany neck has a slender '60-style C-shaped profile carve with well-rounded shoulders and faintly rolled fretboard edges, measuring .790” deep at the 1st fret and .860” at the 12th. The rosewood fretboard has a 12” radius and flawless stock slender fretwire which has ostensibly been lightly leveled and crowned in the guitar's lifetime, showing no wear and playing cleanly up the 24 3/4“ scale with a straight neck and a responsive, optimally-adjusted truss rod. The nut measures 1 11/16” in width, and the headstock retains the Gibson Deluxe tuners that turn smoothly and hold accurate pitch, with lightly greened keystone buttons.
The headstock has a repaired shallow W-shaped repair, professionally addressed and structurally sound with minimal lacquer touch-up.
All of the electronics function as intended, with the 496R/500T humbuckers governed by a three-way pickup selector switch with individual Volume controls and a Master Tone knob. The chrome-plated Nashville bridge and stopbar tailpiece are clean, with some light pitting on the saddles. Plastics comprise the trio of reflector knobs and the four-ply white pickguard.
The satin nitro lacquer Faded Cherry finish exposes the porous grain in the mahogany body, with cosmetic wear limited to a handful of minor dings along the treble-side perimeter and a scant few faint tiny marks on the body as a whole. The satin finish on the neck profile has been buffed to a smooth semi-gloss through play, with a few shallow nicks along the profile length that are imperceptible to the palm.
The original Gibson-branded hardshell case is included. The case features functional latches, save for the lock, which has been disengaged (the latching part has been removed).