1988 Gibson Flying V'90

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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!"

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Specification

Make

Gibson

Model

Flying V'90

Colour

Nuclear Yellow

Year

1988

Serial  Number

81828737

Number of Frets

24

Fretboard

Ebony

Neck

Mahogany

Body

Mahogany

Tuners

Grover Rotomatics

Pick-ups

Gibson Humbucker

Bridge

Steinberger KB-X

Scale Length

25.50"

Full Length

43.875"

Further Information:

  • 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!

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