Gibson Futura and Flying V electric guitars
1983 Gibson guitar and bass catalogue page 24
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The Futura was, of course, a brand new model for 1983 (not to be confused with the 1950s Explorer precursor that was also dubbed Futura), and this is it's first and only catalogue showing. The Flying V also had it's origins in the late 1950s, and had been in and out of the Gibson line, yet surprisingly this is the first US catalogue appearance since 1958 (excluding the Flying V-II that appeared in the 1980 Gibson catalogue).
1983 price lists only show Ebony and Ivory as finish options for the Flying V (listed as Flying V 83); Red, as seen here, is not listed until January 1984. June 1983 list price: $599.
The Futura is listed at $699 (or $899 with optional vibrola); available finishes (June '83) being Ebony, Ultra Violet, and Pearl White.