1988 Gibson Flying V'90
One pick-up, one pot, one Steinberger, no regrets. Held by many to be Gibson's finest rock/heavy metal Flying V model, the Nuclear Yellow V'90 screams "Play me fast and loud!"
This is the ultimate stripped-down, high-performance Flying V.
A single Gibson Humbucker at the bridge, a single Volume knob, a Steinberger KB-X Tremolo, an extended scale length (25.5"). And, holy grail of holy grails, 24 frets, with unrestricted access all the way up to the 24th fret. Makes other Flying Vs, with their 22 frets and 18th fret neck join, look positively unadventurous.
The V '90s came in Nuclear Yellow or High-Gloss Black. The colour is rightly named Nuclear Yellow . . . this one would light up a stadium in the dark.
The Steinberger KB-X Tremolos don't seem to get a good press for the durability of their bridge posts. But this one continues to work exactly and accurately, come dive or climb, with no change in intonation on return to open tuning.
Thoughtfully for the over-active guitarist, you can always play it sitting down, thanks to the flip-out Steinberger Balance Rest on the underside.
Basically everything you need to be your own Guitar God. This is a killer axe!
See & Hear It In Action
Hirer Matt Dreisin rocking out - as he has every reason to - with the V'90
If you've hired this guitar, please do leave us feedback on the experience. We'd love to hear it and it will help us improve what we do for you and others into the future.