Gibson / Flying V FF-82 / 1982 / White / Guitar

1 of 100 guitars built for the Frankfurt Musik Fair of 1982, 80 for the German market and 20 for the Swiss Gibson importer, this Flying V represents some of the first reissues created following the original 1958 design. This example is all mahogany and is finished in White. These examples are very rare. This is only the second example we’ve had here and incorporates a very early Gibson 'Custom Shop' logo.

Condition wise, this guitar is nearly immaculate. The white finish is exquisite. It has faded slightly as you'd expect.  There are a couple of  small dings to the finish but it looks like this guitar has only been lightly played in the past 38 years.

The neck is in great shape, the finish is still glossy. Again some fading to the lacquer on the back. The fretboard and original frets show hardly any wear at all.

Hardware does exhibit some very slight wear which again suggests very little use.

Plastics are in great shape as you’d expect.

Electrically none of the solder joints look to have been disturbed with the pot codes reading 20th week of 1977 and unmolested Tim Shaw humbuckers dated 1981. You’ll also not under the pickguard the cavity has been modified to accommodate the controls. 

The guitar comes with its correct brown hardshell case with pink lining, the handle is fully intact which is a rare thing, but one latch does not work.

Once you’ve figured out comfortable way to hold the guitar (possible suggestion would be to skip the sitting down and stick it on a strap, one foot up on the monitor) we’re in familiar Gibson territory, especially to those of you who’ve wrangled an SG, albeit with a bit more wood to contend with. Easy access to the whole neck, the Shaw humbuckers delivering a solid rock tone with the mahogany providing a classic 60's V tone.

If its good enough for Albert then it should for you. You will be noticed with this around your neck. Grab it before it gets away.

Instrument sold

ATB Guitars, UK  

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Mike Long
Vintage Gibson, Fender and Martin from 1940's-1970's
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