Sure enough, Gibson today announced what is easily the most unique instrument to come out of their year-long Guitar Of The Week program to-date––the aptly titled Reverse Flying V.
While the guitar’s flamboyant design is most definitely an acquired taste (you wouldn’t necessarily catch me playing one on stage,) there’s little doubt in my mind that this is the type of true customization that many of us had hoped to see more of from the sometimes lackluster GOTW series.
Apparently based on Gibson’s iconic Flying V circa 1958, the Reverse Flying V sports a pair of “flipped” V-style mahogany fins, a thoroughly retro styled headstock, and Gibson’s handsome Trans Amber finish. Other unique features include a period-correct strings-thru-body V tailpiece w/eyelets, just a single volume control knob, and dual topless ’57 Classic humbuckers with nickel polepieces.
The guitar is also expected to boast a solid Mahogany body, Mahogany neck with 1950’s rounded neck profile (24 3/4″ scale length,) Rosewood fretboard with 22 frets and dot inlays, Gold hardware, tune-o-matic bridge, amber “top hat” knobs, green key tuning machines, and 3-way pickup switching.
As with the other instruments in this series, the Reverse Flying V will be produced in a Limited Edition of just 400 guitars.