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Flying V Series
from Blue Book of Electric Guitars, Sixth Edition, 1999

FLYING V (KORINA) - V shaped korina body, layered white pickguard, rubber strip on treble side of body, korina neck, 22 fret rosewood fingerboard with pearl dot inlay, tune-o-matic bridge, strings through anchoring with V shaped metal plate, raised plastic lettering on peghead, 3 per side tuners with amber buttons, gold (1958-59) or nickel (1962-63) hardware, 2 PAF (1958-59) or patent number (1962-63) humbucker pickups, 2 volume/1 tone controls. Available in Natural finish, brown case 1958-59, black case 1962-63. Mfd. 1958 to 1959, 1962 to 1963.

Flying V (1st Reissue) - similar to Flying V, except has mahogany body/neck, no rubber strip on body, tun-o-matic bridge/stud tailpiece (and Gibson vibrato), embossed logo on truss rod cover, redesigned (shorter and rounder)
peghead. Available in Cherry and Sunburst finishes. Mfd. 1966 to 1970.

Flying V Medallion - similar to Flying V (1st Reissue), except has Limited Edition medallion on top, redesigned (shorter) peghead. Mfd. 1971 only.

Flying V (2nd Reissue) - similar to Flying V (1st Reissue). Available in Black, Natural, Tobacco Sunburst and White finishes. Mfd. 1975 to 1980.

FLYING V II - V shaped 5-piece laminated walnut/maple body, layered black pickguard, walnut neck, 22 fret ebony fingerboard with pearl dot inlay, tune-o-matic bridge, strings through anchoring with V-shaped metal plate, blackface peghead with pearl logo, "V 2" engraved on truss rod cover, 3 per side tuners, gold hardware, 2 "V"-shaped humbucker pickups, 2 volume/tone controls, 3 position switch. Available in Natural finish. Mfd. 1979 to 1982.

FLYING V HERITAGE (LIMITED REISSUE)(Later FLYING V 3RD REISSUE) - V shaped korina body, layered white pickguard, rubber strip on treble side of body, korina neck, 22 fret rosewood fingerboard with pearl dot
inlay, tune-o-matic bridge, strings through anchoring with V-shaped metal plate, raised plastic lettering on peghead, 3 per side tuners with plastic single ring buttons, gold hardware, 2 humbucker PAF pickups, 2 volume/1 tone gold controls. Available in Antique Natural, Candy Apple Red, Ebony and White finishes. Mfd. 1981 to 182 (Flying V Heritage), 1983 to 1984 (Flying V 3rd Edition).

THE V (1983) - V shaped mahogany body, bound curly maple top, mahogany neck, 22 fret ebony fingerboard with pearl dot inlay, tune-o-matic bridge/stop tailpiece, 3 per side tuners, chrome hardware, 2 humbucker pickups, 2
volume/1 tone controls, 3 position switch. Available in Antique Natural, Antique Sunburst and Vintage Cherry Sunburst finishes. Mfd. 1983 only.

FLYING V 83 (Later FLYING V) - V shaped alder body, mahogany neck, 22 fret rosewood fingerboard with pearl dot inlay, tremolo tailpiece (Kahler or Floyd Rose), 3 per side tuners, chrome hardware, peghead logo decal, 2 exposed coil humbucker pickups, 2 volume/1 tone controls, 3 position switch. Available in Ebony and Ivory finishes. Mfd. 1983 (Flying V 83), 1984 to 1989 (Flying V).

Flying V CMT - similar to Flying V, except has bound curly maple top. Available in Antique Sunburst or Vintage Cherry Sunburst finishes. Mfd. 1984 only.

Flying V with Black Hardware - similar to Flying V (circa 1984), except has Kahler locking tremolo, black hardware. Available in Alpine White, Ebony, and Red finishes. Mfd. 1985 only.

FLYING V XPL - V shaped mahogany body, layered white pickguard, set-in mahogany neck, 22 fret rosewood fingerboard with pearl dot inlay, tune-o-matic bridge/stop tailpiece, 6 on one side tuners, black hardware, 2 humbucker pickups, 2 volume/1 tone controls. Available in Night Violet and Plum Wineburst finishes. Mfd. 1984 to 1987.

Flying V XPL with Black Hardware - similar to Flying V XPL, except has locking Kahler tremolo system, black hardware. Available in Alpine White, Ebony, and Red finishes. Mfd. 1985 only.

Flying V 90 Double - similar to Flying V XPL, except has 24 fret ebony fingerboard with pearl split diamond inlay, 25 1/2" scale, strings through anchoring with V-shaped metal plate, blackface peghead with pearl logo inlay, single coil/humbucker pickups, volume/tone control, 3 position switch. Available in Black finish. Mfd. 1989 to 1992.

FLYING V (1988 to 1989 Mfr.) - similar to original Flying V, except has a 24 fret ebony fingerboard, Steinberger KB-X vibrato or string through body design, double coil pickup. Mfd. 1988 to 1989.

FLYING V '67 (DSVR)(Formerly FLYING V REISSUE) - V shaped mahogany body, white pickguard, mahogany neck, 22 fret rosewood fingerboard with pearl dot inlay, tune-o-matic bridge/stop tailpiece, arrow style peghead, 3 per
side tuners with pearl buttons, chrome hardware, 2 exposed humbucker pickups, 2 volume/1 tone controls, 3 position switch. Available in Cherry (CH), Classic White (CW), Ebony (EB), Vintage Sunburst (VS), Translucent Purple (new 1999), Natural Burst (new 1999) or Gothic (new 1999, satin black finish, black chrome hardware, and 12th fret moon and star inlay) finish. Mfr. 1990 to date.

FLYING V '98 - mahogany body and neck, 2 ceramic (496R and 500T) magnet humbuckers, rosewood fingerboard, tune-a-matic bridge with stop tailpiece, chrome or gold hardware, various finishes (including Gothic, 100% satin black finish, black chrome hardware, and 12th fret moon and star inlay). 40th Anniversary Limited Edition. New 1998.

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