Gibson / Flying V2 / 1980 / Walnut / Guitar For Sale

Designed by Tim Shaw, the V2 was one of Gibson’s flagship instruments featuring a contoured five ply Walnut and maple body. Released in 1979 and available in maple or walnut finishes initially, the centrepiece of the design was the radical Boomerang pickups.These were two high output three pole single coils wired in series and out of phase so as to cancel hum. Along with brass hardware, this guitar had premium air but proved a step too far for the buying public and was discontinued towards the end of 1981.    

Condition wise, this guitar is in great condition. There are a couple of  small dings to the finish but it looks like this guitar has only been lightly played in the past 44 years.

The neck is in great shape, the finish is still glossy. 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 34th week of 1979 and unmolested Tim Shaw Boomerang pickups. 

The guitar comes with its correct hardshell case 

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  pickups delivering an interesting blend of humbucker girth with single coil presence.

You will be noticed with this around your neck. Grab it before it gets away.

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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