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   Wednesday November 11th, 1998

Flying V '98: Limited Edition born forty years ago today
by Reno Kling

In 1958 "At the Hop" by Danny and the Juniors topped the radio and record charts for 7 straight weeks, surpassing two other monster hits that year-“The Purple People Eater” by Sheb Wooley and “The Chipmunk Song” by, of course, The Chipmunks. In that same year Gibson's Ted McCarty met a challenge from rival Leo Fender and introduced three revolutionary, highly stylized solidbody electric guitars-the Explorer, the fabled lost Moderne, and the Flying V.

To celebrate the 40-year history of the Gibson Flying V and it's two modernistic soulmates, Gibson USA introduces the limited edition Flying V '98. This latest model shares a close kinship to the original Korina (African limba wood) version introduced in 1958. Knobs have been positioned in-line, and the input jack has been moved to their original locations. This updated classic is now complete with quality Grover tuners. Natural, Natural Burst, and Translucent Purple finishes command powerful impressions.

Other new limited editions include the Gibson Explorer in two natural finishes-Natural Burst and Natural, and the famed Gibson Thunderbird IV bass in Natural, Natural Burst, and Ebony Stain finishes.

Here's the details on the limited edition Flying V '98:

Construction Mahogany

Pickups 496R ceramic magnet humbucker
500T ceramic magnet humbucker

Controls In-line: Two volume, one tone, three-way switch

Hardware / Tuners Chrome on Natural Burst and Translucent Purple; Gold on Natural / Grover tuners

Fingerboard Rosewood, 22 fret Inlay Dot

Scale / Nut Width 24.75" / 1.6875"

Neck / Profile Mahogany / rounded

Bridge /Tailpiece Tune-o-matic /stop bar

Finish Natural, Natural Burst, Translucent Purple

Limited Edition

Call 1-800-4GIBSON for more information.

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