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Flying V Guitars


Flying V Guitars
One of the most iconic guitars of the twentieth century, the Flying V initial sales made it look to be an instant loser. Born from a design frenzy at Gibson that also produced the Explorer and the Moderne, was no loser... just a late bloomer. The Flying V, for all its unique looks, was simply ahead of its time... by almost ten years. Initial production ended in 1960 due to lack of demand, though occasional instruments continued to trickle out until about 1963 (with production SG parts). But, like the 1959 Les Paul and Stratocaster, high-visibility players like Jimi Hendrix brought a resurgence of this instrument in the late sixties, and the V has rarely been out of production since.

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