The Gibson Flying V was first reissued in 1966, and from then was available through a good deal of the late 1960s and '70s - but usually as some kind of special, and like the Gibson Firebird (also included in this folder), it generally wasn't included in catalogues and price lists of the time. According to a 1975 Gibson advert "demand to bring back the Flying V has gotten so out of hand, Gibson is now offering a special edition of this famous guitar". Sales were strong in 1975 and continued through the decade, but not to the level of the first year. And it is the remnants of this series that is advertised here: a mahogany body/neck Flying V, with a rosewood fretboard, and chrome plated hardware: patent number humbuckers, stop tailpiece and tune-o-matic bridge.
The Gibson Specials folder's rationale, was to present limited edition and close out models (see the inside cover); this guitar is a bit of both. It had already been re-imagined by the Flying V II and The V, and was about to be joined by the Korina-bodied Flying V Heritage. However this 70s close out was now available with a spectacular Silverburst finish - also now available on the L-6S Custom.
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