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Discussion in 'Other Gibsons' started by Reverb, Apr 28, 2016.
It's is coming from PA..
After doin' my thang to it..
Now that looks like my Classic White '15 !
2016 Limited Edition
Bloody Hell! Move the guitar away from the water please!! Looks like its about to topple over.
My 1992 '67RI. The original ceramic pickups didn't work for me, so I installed a set of '57 Classics. Also changed the tuners to Grovers. The Strat knobs are just my odd sense of humor. Was my main guitar for at least five years. Still play it regularly.
Bought it on eBay because as a big Michael Schenker fan, I just HAD to have one. This one had a bit of gig rash (worst spot on the upper wing) and no case, but it was the cheapest one on the 'Bay. I think I gave $550 for it? Some guitar store in Rochester, NY. I asked the guy how he was going to ship it without a case, and he laughed and said that he would wrap it in so much bubble wrap, it would bounce if anyone threw it down. Sure enough, a V-shaped mass of bubble wrap arrived at my office a few days later, and inside was an intact Gibson Flying V. I found an Epiphone hard case at a local store, dressed the frets, and started playing it occasionally. After installing the '57s, I played it constantly for years. Blues bands, rock bands, pop bands, it was the only guitar I took. It's still one of my all-time favorites.
That's interesting. I recently bought a '15 (shown above) and I really really like it. The only thing that gave me pause when I bought it was that it came with '57 Classics. Not typical for a V, and I thought that was an odd choice and may not be well suited to a V. But as soon as I plugged it in, all doubts vanished, as they do quite well in the V.
Still has me scratching my head a bit, but what do I know!
57 Classic's are what goes into my V's!
Really like those white/white V's, they look "extra" fantastic.
Picked up a 1999 V on a whim a month or two back, still undecided on the pickups, I believe they are the stock 496/500, hadn't considered 57 classics in it although I love them in my LPT.
This is my first V, deal was too good to pass up, love it.
I didn't really "want" a white one. I like seeing the wood, and was thinking cherry. But like you, mine came up with an irresistible deal, so I went with white. The white grew on me pretty quickly, though. But color is not that big a deal to me, either.
Something about the resonance of the V and those '57s through a cranked Fender tube amp really works for me.
When I bought my V, I didn't expect it to be comfortable (I grew up on Strats). So really, I bought it as a novelty and a nod to my MSG fandom. Was I ever surprised when I started playing it! Great balance, and you can do all the rock star poses!
My '78 V2.
A '58 copy that I made.