The Gibson â€™70s Flying V re-creates the radical axe that inspired legions of hard-hitting pointy guitars. It delivers scorching rock tones and near-endless sustain, and the comfortable contour of its resonant mahogany body makes you want to play all night long. Wrapping your hand around the Flying Vâ€™s rosewood-capped SlimTaper neck invites breakneck fretboard pyrotechnics. Your riffs and leads will be infused with classic tight low end, complex midrange, and sweet highs, courtesy of a pair of hand-wired â€™70s Tribute Burstbucker pickups. To top it off, small touches like a matching headstock, silver reflector knobs, and chrome hardware give this solidbody electric guitar an arena-ready look. Whether youâ€™re looking to add a little attitude to your collection or simply want a high-class heavy metal axe, youâ€™ll love Gibsonâ€™s â€™70s Flying V.
The â€™70s Flying V gives you the smooth feel and fast action of Gibsonâ€™s SlimTaper profile neck. Early Les Pauls had huge necks, but by 1960 the neck underwent several modifications, eventually becoming the standard SlimTaper carve. And when you add to that the ultra-smooth feel of its rosewood fingerboard, you get the best of both comfort and performance. In fact, the comfortable playability of its SlimTaper neck is, at least in part, the reason for its long-standing popularity on the metal scene. Many guitarists at Sweetwater appreciate Flying Vs for their fast-playing necks.
When it comes to capturing that classic Gibson tone, nothing beats the sound of Burstbucker pickups. Youâ€™ll love the tight low end, complex midrange, and sweet highs youâ€™ll get out of these pickups â€” itâ€™s everything you expect when you pick up a Gibson! Thatâ€™s because Burstbucker pickups were designed to re-create the sound of original PAF humbuckers to perfection. So if you want the time-tested tone of a classic Gibson, the â€™70s Flying V is the guitar for you.
The â€™70s Flying V feels fast and precise thanks in large part to Plek processing. Typically reserved for top-dollar custom guitars, this process levels the frets with pinpoint precision, providing you with the most playable fretboard youâ€™re likely to own. Each note rings loud and clear, and the fret edges feel smooth as silk.