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This Gibson Flying V Custom shares all of the same feature of the standard Flying V Custom, including the ebony fretboard, multi-ply binding, and 490R/498T pickup set. As is easily seen it has one major difference. The top is done in a red sparkle finish. This isn't the first sparkle finish Flying V that Gibson has done, but it's our favorite of all of the ones we've seen.


The guitar is set up with a 10-46 set of strings and has low fast action with no buzzing. The pickups deliver the sparkling cleans and grinding overdriven tones one would expect from a guitar based on the Les Paul Custom.


The finish is in overall excellent condition, but there is a small scratch on the back of the neck near the headstock and a few other very light scratches around the back and sides. There is also a small amount of finish clouding and some scattered stray sparkles on the back.  The back of the headstock is stamped "MOD".


Weight - 8.0 pounds

Nut width - 1.69 inches


The original hardshell case, certificate of authenticity, and warranty card are included (2 year playability warranty provided by Gibson).


Ships free in the continental United States. We also ship worldwide. Please contact us for international rates.


Body Material - 2-Piece Solid Mahogany

Binding - Multi-ply

Weight Relief - None

Finish - Nitrocellulose Gloss

Neck Material - Solid Mahogany

Neck Profile - Medium C-Shape

Scale Length - 24.75" / 628.65mm

Fingerboard Material - Solid Ebony

Fingerboard Radius - 12"

Number Of Frets - 22

Frets - Medium-Jumbo

Nut Material - Corian

Nut Width - 1.69" / 42.85mm

End of Board Width - 2.24" / 56.89mm

Inlays - Mother of Pearl Block

Neck Joint - Long Tenon

Hardware Finish - Gold

Tuner Plating - Gold

Bridge - Tune-O-Matic

Tailpiece - Chevron

Tuning Machines - Grover Kidney

Pickguard - Black Multi-Ply

TrussRod - 2-way Adjustable

Truss Rod Cover - 2-Ply Black/White

Control Knobs - Black Speed Knobs

Switch Tip - Cream

Jack Plate Cover - Black Multi-Ply

Strap Buttons - Brass

Mounting Rings - Black M69

Pickup Covers - Gold-Plated

Neck Pickup - 490R Humbucker

Bridge Pickup - 498T Humbucker

Controls - 2 500K CTS Volume Pots, 2 500K CTS Tone Pots

Pickup Selector - 3-Way Switchcraft

Output Jack - Switchcraft


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