1968 Gibson Flying V
By the late 1960s, Gibson took notice of a growing demand for several models from the 1950s that the company no longer made, such as the Les Paul Standard, Les Paul Custom and the Flying V. While the Les Pauls got off the ground and became mainstays of the Gibson line, it took several years, and the influence of Jimi Hendrix, before the Flying V finally took flight again.
Although shipping records show shipments in 1965 (2), 1966 (111), 1969 (15) and 1970 (47), Gibson's daily ledger sheets show this Flying V logged in in 1968.
This instrument (inv. #EA1452) had a cracked headstock, but after restoration and touchup (on the back of the body as well as the headstock) by former Gibson Custom Shop luthier Phil Jones, it is now in excellent condition. With hard case, this rare instrument is offered at $8,000.
This instrument is SOLD
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