Manufacturer: Gibson; Type of Item: Electric solid body guitar; Model: Flying V; Production Date: 1959; Materials: Korina Limba wood, gold plated parts, Brazilian Rosewood fretboard, black plastic pickguard; Serial Number: 9 170X (last number is unclear); Accessories: Black late 60's V-case; Note: Korina two pieces body and one-piece Korina neck with Brazilian Rosewood fretboard. Headstock with silver plastic "Gibson" logo (small repair on the logo) Original single ring, single line Kluson tuners. Serial number "9 170X" inked on back of headstock. Desirable black/white edge plastic pickguard. Gold plated parts, three controls (two volume, one tone), plus three-way selector switch. Black plastic bell-shape "Bell" truss-rod cover. Modernistic "V" shaped metal tailpiece. Only 81 Flying V guitars shipped in 1958, 17 in 1959. By the early 1960s, the guitar was phased out of production. Older small headstock repair and light overspray on the back of the headstock and neck, refret in the early 80's with slightly taller wire otherwise original. Moderate red bleed from the pickup rings, black/black virgin PAF, 6026 pots and original sprague capacitor, switchcraft jack. Featured in Gibson Electrics: The Classic Years by A. R. Duchossoir on page 126.
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