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The Guitar

This a 1969 Gibson USA Flying V


The Spec

Mahogany Body

Mahogany Neck

Rosewood Fretboard

Neck depth at 1st Fret - TBC", 12th Fret - TBC"

Slim 60s Neck Profile

Vintage Style Tuners

Gibson PAT Number Pickups

Vibrola Trem System


This guitar is all original. Nothing has been changed on it. All the parts are stock.

There was one small mod done to the guitar. The current owner fitted a single coil stratocaster pickup in the bridge so a small section of the cavity was carved out to fit this and 2 screw holes were put in the scratch plate to allow this to fit. Photos available.


Weight TBC


The Condition

This guitar is in great condition. Lots of surface marks as expected. Age related wear as you would expect from a vintage Gibson.

The frets are in great condition with minimal wear.

The electronics have been fully tested and work perfectly.


Whats Included

This Flying V comes with a period correct hardcase, which has seen better days,


The History

This was purchased from a store in Newcastle by the current owner in the late 70s and has remained in his possession since, sharing stages with Steve Marriott, Def Leppard, Spandau Ballet, Ian Gillan Band, Sonja Kristina (Curved Air), UB40, Steve Gibbons Band, Wreckless Eric, The Eurythmics, The Rezillos, UB40, The Members, and Eddie & The Hotrods – and many, many more.


One of the highlights of the owners time of owning it, was performing with it, on stage, with Brian Johnson of AC/DC, doing a rousing rendition of “Nut Bush City Limits”, during breaks from their “Flick of the Switch” world tour. And, another lasting memory is of Jimmy McCulloch (after he'd just parted company with Paul McCartney's "Wings") strumming the guitar backstage at one of his gigs at the Music Machine/Camden Palace, London circa ‘78/79.

1969 Gibson Flying V - All Original

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