Gibson / Flying V Natural + OHSC / 1974 / Natural / Guitar For Sale

Following a mixed existence from its inception in 1958 and patchy sales, the Flying V re-emerged with a production of 175 guitars, in 5 batches during 1967-69. The mid-70s saw the second (or third if you count the korunas) coming, proving an instant success and seen in the hands of James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett of Metallica, Michael Schenker of UFO and Paul Stanley of Kiss and asserted itself as the must have rock guitar of the 1970s.

The guitar looks the part. No one will doubt how serious you are with this around your neck. The finish is well looked after with no real signs of abuse. The front shows the odd dink, with a bit of discoloration here and there. The back has a few minor dinks but looks fantastic. The two pieces of mahogany used look good with a good grain pattern. An additional strap button has been fitted at some stage, probably so the guitar could be played left handed. 

The three piece neck too is in good shape without any real knocks. The rosewood board shows only minor signs of wear. The frets have plenty of  life left in them. The correct tuners are still present and are in good working order.

The hardware looks good. The bridge shows a little sign of wear.

The plastics are all correct with no sign of shrinkage or cracking.

Electrically everything is correct with pots dated as week 12 of 1974. The bridge pickup is a late Patent Number sticker with the bridge being an early example of the patent number stamp.

The guitar comes with its correct black Tolex case with purple lining.

This guitar really sings. Both pickups sound fantastic. The neck is smooth but still plenty of attack, together both pickups roar whilst the bridge pickup really cuts through without any brittleness . Its also a really comfortable guitar to play, even sat down!

They weren't all made equal as the Norlin years really set in but this one is quite a find. If Vs are your thing then this will not disappoint....

ATB Guitars, UK  

Contact name:
Mike Long
Vintage Gibson, Fender and Martin from 1940's-1970's
Opening hours:
24 hours

Hello we’re ATB Guitars.

We are one of Europes leading sellers of vintage and rare guitars. We only sell vintage Gibson and Fender electric guitars from 1950 until 1975 and have an extensive inventory to browse in our bricks and mortar store in Cheltenham, UK or in our online web store.

Payment and p/x:

All prices are in UK GBP £ Sterling. Payment can be made by Paypal, bank transfer, cash, or money order cashiers cheque etc. 

Should you not be absolutely delighted with your purchase you may return it to Cheltenham, at your own expense, within 7 days from the date of delivery for a full refund. The item must not have been altered or tampered with in any way, and it must arrive in the same condition as it left us.

Postage and shipping:

We ship within the UK by Royal Mail Recorded (small items under 2Kg), TNT or UPS and Worldwide by Royal Mail Airmail Signed For (small under 2Kg) Parcelforce, UPS or FedEx. All shipping prices include expert packing, cartons and packing materials but not insurance which is typically around 2% of items value. Currently approx shipping rates for a single guitar are as follows:

UK excluding Northern Ireland and Highlands £29
Most of mainland Europe £49
U.S.A. £129
Asia £149 - £190
Rest of World including S. America £149 - £275


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