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Gibson Flying V Bass

bestinbassguitars.comHere is a once used (at a gig) Gibson Flying V Bass – it still has the pick guard plastic on!  This is a great bass, fun to play, looks amazing, and has a short scale – which is perfect for faster playing, less pinky stretch.  I got it as a gift but its not my style… if you dig it, here’s a chance to get one for a LOT LESS than new!


About the Flying V Bass: Like several classic Gibson tone machines, the Flying V Bass has a body crafted from solid Grade-A mahogany in the classic Flying V shape, dressed in a Cherry finish, offset by a white, four-ply Flying V pickguard. It has a glued-in neck made from superior quarter-sawn Grade-A mahogany for improved strength and superior resonance, and a 22-fret fingerboard made from baked maple. The neck is carved to a comfortable slim profile and measures .850″ deep at the 1st fret and .900″ at the 12th, with a width of 1.60″ across its PLEK-cut Corian nut.

All this tonal goodness is cranked through a pair of contemporary Thunderbird Bass pickups with ceramic magnets to take you from gut-rumbling lows to searing highs with enhanced punch and clarity. Individual volume controls and a master tone control allow you to blend pickups as desired for a wide range of tones. Strings are anchored at the body end by a rock-solid, three-point bridge with individually adjustable saddles, and high-quality Grover “shamrock” key tuners grace the traditional Flying V “flying arrow” headstock, all plated in chrome to enhance the elegance of this sleek bass. Pack it all together, and it’s a stunning alternative that a lot of bassists will appreciate.