- Gibson 2017 Flying V HP is a gigging guitarist's dream come true
- Mahogany multi-piece body which produces a warm, full-bodied tone
- Single-piece mahogany neck has a slightly wider soloist shape with a Flying V slimtaper profile
- Chrome-plated tune-o-matic bridge with titanium saddles
- Dirty Fingers+ humbucker pickups offer fat, beefy tones
- 22-fret grenadillo fingerboard with Mother-of-Pearl dot inlays
- Includes a Gibson hardshell case, multi tool, premium strap, polishing cloth, and owner's manual
The Gibson 2017 Flying V HP Electric Guitar is every bit the futuristic icon that it has always been, with an instantly recognisable body shape and unrelenting tonal snarl. Though it has long been associated with hard rock and metal, it is a much more versatile instrument that is well suited to a wide range of other styles from jazz to blues, prog and grunge. The 2017 HP (High Performance) model is endowed with a selection of premium appointments that makes this the perfect choice for professionals who want a powerful workhorse that is built for life on the road.
The Flying V
Just looking at the Flying V, it becomes immediately clear as to where its name comes from. Multi-cut mahogany has been employed as the body tonewood, giving the V a commanding mid to low-end energy. Though it comes in at under 4lbs, the guitar produces an enduring sustain. As with other models in the 2017 range, Gibson has increased the comfortability of the guitar by including a sculpted fast-access heel. This accompanies a flat carve body contour and makes it even more enjoyable to wield.
Slimtaper Flying V profile
Securely fitted to the V-shape body - via a traditional Mortis and Tenon joint with Franklin Titebond 50 adhesive reinforcement - is a single-piece mahogany neck. Shaped to the Flying V slimtaper profile, Gibson have designed this neck with soloists in mind to be a fast and smooth playing dream. Married to the neck is a 22-fret grenadillo fingerboard, which is decorated with Mother-of-Pearl dot inlays to conduct your way up and down the frets with confidence.
At the top of the neck is an innovative titanium zero-fret adjustable nut, which couples exceptional sustain with outstanding resonance for a rich, full-bodied tone. The zero-fret nut also gives the neck and strings the fastest action to date, perfect for rock guitarists who play at break-neck speeds.
Dirty Finger+ pickups
The Dirty Fingers+ humbuckers are Ceramic magnet-powered high gain monsters that deliver searing tones to die for. These beauties are perfect for taking centre stage, with a loud and aggressive edge that pushes amps hard - making them a fantastic partner for your tube/valve amp. Beefing up the sustain generated by the body/neck combo, the Dirty Fingers+ sing with absolute clarity.
Control over the pickups comes in the form of newly designed knurled knobs, with added grip to ensure greater precision when making tonal adjustments during energetic sets.
Improved G-FORCE auto-tuning
Gibson has equipped the 2017 Flying V HP with an updated version of their G-FORCE auto-tuning system. This sits at the back of the headstock, and gives you access to alternate tunings and adjustment with greater speed and accuracy. The improved synchronized spur gear system operates smoothly and quietly, and boasts a highly impressive 40:01 gear ratio - you can rest assured that once your tuning is set, it will remain that way no matter how hard you rock out.
The Gibson 2017 Flying V HP is fitted with a chrome-plated Tune-o-Matic bridge with titanium saddles and locking thumbwheels, which is paired with a chrome-plated aluminium stopbar tailpiece with locking studs. The titanium saddles further enhance the sustain and helps to produce a crystal clear, bright sound.
Each Gibson 2017 Flying V HP Electric Guitar model is supplied with a hardshell case in aluminium to protect your pride and joy whether it is in storage or in transit. With the 2017 model you will also receive a Gibson USA multi tool, premium strap, polishing cloth, and owner's manual to help you to keep your Flying V in pristine condition.