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2008 Gibson Custom Shop Historic '67 Flying V Ebony w/ Burstbucker PAFs, Case, Tags & COA. Jim Root-Owned


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Up for sale, a 2008 Gibson Custom Shop Historic '67 Flying V in near-mint, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case, hangtags, and CoA. This Custom Shop V features a nitro lacquer gloss Ebony finish, Burstbucker PAF humbuckers, a notably full "baseball bat" C-shaped neck carve, and a short-frame Maestro Vibrola. This particular instrument comes from the personal collection of Slipknot’s Jim Root, aka #4.

A reissue of Gibson's late '60s attempt at resurrecting the Flying V design first pioneered in the previous decade, this '67 Historic V features a Burstbucker #2 PAF in the neck position and a Burstbucker #3 at the bridge. Both pickups feature traditional Alnico II magnet construction, unpotted for maximal liveliness and harmonic density. The Burstbucker #2 has a full-yet-articulate quality, medium output and silky. The Burstbucker #3 in the bridge position is overwound for a hotter, more pronounced bite and growl. This Flying V has been professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 10-46 string, slinky action, and spot-on intonation.

Neck Specs:

-Wood: Mahogany
-Shape: Substantial "baseball bat" C carve, measuring .900” 1st fret, 1.020” 12th fret
-Fretboard: Rosewood, dot inlay
-Frets: Medium jumbo, virtually no wear
-Scale Length: 24 3/4”
-Nut: 1.574” (40mm)
-Joint: Long tenon, hide glue fit
-Tuners: Gibson Deluxe double-line, double-ring

Body Specs:

-Wood: Mahogany
-Pickups: Burstbucker #2, #3 PAFs
-Harness: Untouched solder, Gibson pots
-Hardware: ABR-1 bridge, short frame Vibrola
-Plastics: Three-ply pickguard, cream switch tip, reflector cap knobs

Cosmetic wear on the gloss Ebony nitro lacquer finish is limited to just a scant few tiny marks on the body as a whole. The smooth matching gloss on the neck profile is immaculate.

The original Gibson Custom-branded black tolex hardshell case with form-fit interior is included, along with the COA and all hangtags.