1975 Gibson Flying V + OHSC

1975 Gibson Flying V + OHSC

Gibson |  1975v

Here is a bargain priced 1975 Flying V (first year for this version) with no breaks or cracks and original finish. It gets loud just looking at this guitar.....

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Want to rock out? Missing that vital piece? Maybe this 1975 Gibson Flying V might fit the bill.

Following a mixed existence from its inception in 1958 and patchy sales, the Flying V re-emerged with a production of 175 guitars, in 5 batches during 1967-69. Then in 1975 the Flying V that you see here was launched and proved to be an instant success to be seen in the hands of James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett of Metallica, Michael Schenker of UFO and Paul Stanley of Kiss and asserted itself as the must have rock guitar of the 1970s.

The guitar looks the part. No one will doubt how serious you are with this around your neck. The finish is well looked after with no real signs of abuse. The front shows the odd dink, with a bit of discolouration on the upper bout due to player wear. The back has a few scratches but looks fantastic. The two pieces of mahogany used look good with good grain pattern.

The three piece neck too is in good shape without any real knocks. The lacquer has worn nicely into a satin finish. The rosewood board shows only minor signs of wear around the B string at the first fret. The frets have some life left in them. The Grover tuners that replaced the original Kluson tuners have been well installed. The holes for the original tuners have been filled and an attempt has been made to match the colour of the filler with the wood. The headstock edges do not show any signs of wear or knocks. The hardware looks good. The bridge shows a little sign of wear.

The plastics are all correct apart from the pickup surrounds and selector switch ring that are a common later addition. The left side hole for neck pickup adjustment screw has broken which explains the need for the surround. These additions all seem to have been made a while ago as the pickguard has really faded since they were added.

When the guitar arrived with us it was fitted with Seymour Duncan pickups and the controls had been rewired. The original pickups had been kept with the guitar and have been installed (with love) along with the wiring being corrected to original spec. All pots, switch and capacitor are correct. The neck looks to be a 1975 patent number and the solder looks undristurbed. The bridge looks to be earlier as denoted by the Patent Number sticker and has had the cover off at some point.

The guitar comes with its correct black Tolex case with purple lining for added and stunning effect when you flip open the case lid…

This guitar really sings. Both pickups sound fantastic. The neck is smooth but still plenty of attack, together both pickups roar whilst the bridge pickup really cuts through without any brittleness . Its also a really comfortable guitar to play, even sat down!

Because of the added rings and Grovers we have priced this well below what you would pay for an all original one. There has been no breaks or cracks, the finish is all original and it even has the original case!

They weren’t all made equal as the Norlin years really set in but this one is quite a find. If Vs are your thing then this will not disappoint….

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Make a reasonable offer and we’ll consider it. All feilds are required and offer should be in £GBP Sterling. If you need a currency converter try this link.

At a glance

Model: Flying V
Year: 1975
Finish: Natural

Modifications: Pickup rings added at some point, Original tuners replaced with Grover
Repairs: Wiring has been corrected to stock
Weight: 3.14 Kg

Case: Correct black tolex with purple lining
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Tuners: Grover

Pickups: 2 x Correct Patent Number pickups
Hardware: Correct chrome
Neck Profile: Medium C Profile
Pots: 3 x Correct 500k Centrelab




We are located in Cheltenham, the capital of the Cotswolds, UK. All items are in stock and can be viewed and tried out through a variety of vintage amplifiers, by appointment only, at our brand new lounge/showroom. We despatch virtually anywhere in the world and we have enormous experience in hassle-free, safe shipping.

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ATB Guitars, 15 Regent St, Cheltenham, GL50 1HE United Kingdom