Gibson Faded Flying V  

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The faded finish gives it the look of a seasoned performer.

The Gibson Faded Flying V was born to rock. When the original V came out in '58, it was ahead of its time. When it was reissued 9 years later, it became a favorite of progressive rockers and still is to this day. This Faded Flying V has all the features and specs of the '67 model and the look of a guitar that has been loved and cared for since those early days.

Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

Features

  • Mahogany body
  • Mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • 24-3/4" scale length
  • 1-11/16" nut width
  • Tune-o-matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece
  • Chrome hardware
  • 496R and 500T ceramic magnet pickups
  • Controls: 2 volume, one tone, 3-way switch

Playing a guitar that looks as if it has been around the block lends authority. Order today.

 

Faded Flying V Specifications:

  • Body: Mahogany
  • Bridge/Tremolo: Tune-o-matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece
  • Case Included: Yes
  • Controls: 2 volume, one tone, 3-way switch
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Frets: 22
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Machine Heads: Chrome
  • Neck Material: Mahogany
  • Nut Width: 1.67"
  • Pickguard: White
  • Pickup Type: 2 Humbuckers
  • Pickups: 496R and 500T ceramic magnet
  • Scale: 24 3/4"
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GibsonFaded Flying V
 
4.8

(based on 39 reviews)

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Definition of the word perfect

For all of you that dare to say that this guitar is impossible to play while sitting, I must say that you're committing a crime saying that. This guitar can be played sitting, laying...Read complete review

For all of you that dare to say that this guitar is impossible to play while sitting, I must say that you're committing a crime saying that. This guitar can be played sitting, laying over the sofa, standing up and the list goes on. Is the most comfortable I've ever played. The neck feels like heaven and the strings do not go out of tune. The tuners are great, not forgetting to say the finish (mine was worn brown) is awesome. The pickups distortion I must say can really beat the hell out of Black Sabbath's sound and still go to the sound of KISS, Guns and Roses, and anything you can think of. Not to forget the clean is perfect for every ballad you can think of, no need of acoustic guitars here! Hey, you know you want this guitar, look at the price, why get an Epiphone if you can get the real deal with Gibson? (Also comes with your own screwdriver if you're the kind of person who likes to mess with the hardware ;) )

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I did not like it

Although the price was right, and the quality was fairly poor, i think that buying this guitar was a fairly bad dicission. I would strongly recommend spending more money on a better guitar because...Read complete review

Although the price was right, and the quality was fairly poor, i think that buying this guitar was a fairly bad dicission. I would strongly recommend spending more money on a better guitar because in the long run, you will be spending more money on improvements and upgrades to get to a standard point that you will be spending more money than the guitar actually cost.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

amazing

Comments about Gibson Faded Flying V:

this is an amazing guitar espically for the price ... whatever color you do get it will be well worth it.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AWSOME

Comments about Gibson Faded Flying V:

I walked into the music store one day, and I saw this guitar and I had to play it. As soon as I plugged it in, I knew I had to have one. This is a killer guitar if you are playing it with heavy distortion, but also sounds suprisingly good on a clear channel. This guitar is all around a great guitar, if you're shredding with some metallica or just rocking out to some zeppelin.

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(6 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Smokin' axe at a killer price!

By Jake-elYuz

from Southeast Louisiana

Comments about Gibson Faded Flying V:

The Gibson Faded Series Flying V is probably one of the best guitars under $1,000 I've ever played.

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(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

I did not like it

By Papa Roach

from Charleston, NewHampshire

Comments about Gibson Faded Flying V:

Although the price was right, and the quality was fairly poor, i think that buying this guitar was a fairly bad dicission. I would strongly recommend spending more money on a better guitar because in the long run, you will be spending more money on improvements and upgrades to get to a standard point that you will be spending more money than the guitar actually cost.

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(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great guitar for the price

By Hans Timmermans

from Netherlands

Comments about Gibson Faded Flying V:

I`m Ufo MSG fan and like to play there songs so the v must be the one to play with.

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4.0

october,05,06

By Tyler Bridges

from Charleston,SC

Comments about Gibson Faded Flying V:

The Gibson Flying V Is a great guitar for its price. Only thing I dont like about this guitar is, it is extremely hard to play sitting down but what do you expect with the shape, But I willl tell you it is one of the lightest and most easy to play standing up. This guitar is for advanced, pro, and intermediate. Overall great guitar.

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(43 of 81 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

dream come true!

By Jake Moises

from Undisclosed

Comments about Gibson Faded Flying V:

nice feel... sweet tone... killer looks!

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(2 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Beautiful Guitar

By Dallas

from Palm Bay, Florida

Comments about Gibson Faded Flying V:

Wow this guitar is amazing. I tuned it when I first got it and it held its tune for so long so amazing I love it, The frets are amazing, great neck super nice, the color is amazing as well, this thing is amazing, highly recommended!!!

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(4 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This is one of the best Flying Vs that you can buy!!!!!!

By Lola-wSP9E

from Beyond the Stars

Comments about Gibson Faded Flying V:

The only way to describe this guitar: WOW!!! I got it about two months ago and it plays great! I've played other Flying Vs in the past and this one is by far the best I have found! It distorts well but still picks up awesome cleaner sounds! If you want a guitar that plays great and looks better go for this one!!! I'd recommend it for almost any genre.

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(78 of 126 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Definition of the word perfect

By Jose Cornejo

from Houston,TX

Comments about Gibson Faded Flying V:

For all of you that dare to say that this guitar is impossible to play while sitting, I must say that you're committing a crime saying that. This guitar can be played sitting, laying over the sofa, standing up and the list goes on. Is the most comfortable I've ever played. The neck feels like heaven and the strings do not go out of tune. The tuners are great, not forgetting to say the finish (mine was worn brown) is awesome. The pickups distortion I must say can really beat the hell out of Black Sabbath's sound and still go to the sound of KISS, Guns and Roses, and anything you can think of. Not to forget the clean is perfect for every ballad you can think of, no need of acoustic guitars here! Hey, you know you want this guitar, look at the price, why get an Epiphone if you can get the real deal with Gibson? (Also comes with your own screwdriver if you're the kind of person who likes to mess with the hardware ;) )

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