The Flying V Bass was another limited production / test marketing Gibson Special (see the inner cover for an explanation of what constituted a 'Special'), only briefly available and making its only US catalog appearance here. It was listed here as available in Silverburst, Ebony or Blue finishes, however later Ivory was also added. Like the majority of other test concept guitars in this folder, it had a list price (1st January 1982) of $999.
The specifications are given as follows:
Solid maple construction · Massive, chrome-plated Gibson 3-point adjustable Tune-O-Matic bridge/tailpiece combination · Integrated black fingerrest with white revealed edge · Two center-pointed "Super Humbucking" pickups with individual volume controls for each pickup · Master tone control · 3-position pickup selector switch (individually, or both simultaneously) · Chrome-plated posit "Posi-Lok" strap buttons · Body size: length 20 11/16", width 16 5/8", depth 1 11/32"
Three-piece laminated maple with distinctive "V" headstock · Width at fingerboard nut 1 5/8" · Rosewood fingerboard with pearl dot inlays · Deluxe individual machine heads, chrome-plated · Gibson truss rod with inscribed truss rod cover · 20 frets · 30 1/2" scale length
Flying V bass Silverburst, Ebony, Or Blue finish
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