Up for sale, a 2008 Gibson Shred V in exceptional, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hangtags and hardshell case. A very limited model offered in a short production run as part of Gibson's "Guitar of the Week" program in August of '08, the Shred V is a unique instrument engineered for high gain shred as the name would suggest, outfitted with active EMG 85 humbuckers, a Kahler tremolo, black hardware, and an ebony fingerboard.
The Flying V body is carved from a single piece of mahogany, and the inherent warmth of the mahogany body and neck is balanced by the glassy, immediate note attack of the slab ebony fingerboard. The EMG 85 active humbuckers feature close aperture coils and an alnico magnet structure. Fitted in both the bridge and neck positions, the 85 pickup is a powerful, versatile humbucker with muscular growl for smooth lead tones, well-suited to everything from the blues to the most extreme metal. The guitar weighs 7lbs 10oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action, and accurate intonation.
The mahogany neck has a slender ‘60s-style C-shaped profile carve with nicely rounded shoulders and an effortless feel, measuring .815" deep at the 1st fret and .865" at the 12th. The ebony fretboard has black acrylic dot inlay and flawless fretwire. The guitar plays cleanly up the 24 3/4" scale with a straight neck and responsive, optimally adjusted truss rod. The headstock is fitted with black chrome locking Grover tuning machines that ensure optimal stability with the Kahler tremolo.
The electronics function flawlessly, with Master Volume and Tone knobs and a three-way pickup selector governing the EMG 85 pickup pair. The Kahler model 2215K tremolo is engineered for optimal stability when performing the deepest divebombs. Cosmetic wear on the Ebony gloss finish is limited to faint pick scuffing across the strum path and some light finish scratches in the clear coat on the body as a whole. There is a tiny bit of finish chipping of the gloss at the fret tangs on both edges of the fingerboard, yet not distracting to the palm while fretting in the slightest, and the gloss finish on the neck profile is otherwise flawless.
The original proprietary "Guitar of the Month" black tolex hardshell case is included, along with all original hangtags.