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Established 1970

Featured Inventory Archives 1999-2012

Gruhn Guitars 1968 Flying V

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

For further enjoyment...

Close of body

End of fingerboard/neck pickup

Fingerboard

Headstock

Back of headstock

Back of neck

Back view

Back of body