Gibson USA is pleased to announce three exciting additions to its rollout of instruments commemorating the company’s 120th Anniversary. First up is the Limited Run Flying V 120. Heralded for its space-age angular styling, the original Flying V set the guitar world abuzz when it first appeared in the late ‘50s. Following in its footsteps, the Flying V 120 offers such desired features as a select mahogany neck, Grade-A rosewood fingerboard and Burst Bucker Pro Rhythm and Lead pickups that provide vintage PAF-style tones with modern performance.
Next up is the Explorer 120. Combining time-tested tonewoods, versatile pickups and Gibson USA’s famously meticulous craftsmanship, this addition to the 2014 lineup retains the radical, show-stopping looks of its revolutionary predecessor. A Grade-A glued-in mahogany neck, Grade-A rosewood fingerboard and fret over binding for added playing surface are among the many features of this exciting re-think of the legendary Explorer.
Rounding out this remarkable trio is the Flying V History. Offering a few “twists” on its iconic predecessor, the Flying V History features a Grade-A mahogany body cut to the radical angles of the original, but with thinner dimensions designed to enhance playing comfort. Other features include ’57 Classic and ’57 Classic Plus pickups that combine vintage PAF-style tones with modern performance. As regards looks, the Aged Cherry finish in high-gloss nitrocellulose lacquer makes the Flying V History a real stunner.
The Flying V 120, Explorer 120 and Flying V History all feature Gibson USA’s “120th Anniversary” banner at the 12th fret, and all are housed in an elegant brown hardshell case. Follow the links below to learn more about the remarkable instruments.
Gibson USA – Explorer 120
Gibson USA – Flying V 120
Gibson USA – Flying V History