"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:
496R ceramic magnet humbucker
500T ceramic magnet humbucker
In-line: Two volume, one tone, three-way switch
Hardware / Tuners
Chrome on Natural Burst and Translucent Purple;
Gold on Natural / Grover tuners
Rosewood, 22 fret
Scale / Nut Width
24.75" / 1.6875"
Neck / Profile
Mahogany / rounded
Tune-o-matic /stop bar
Natural, Natural Burst, Translucent Purple
Call 1-800-4GIBSON for more information.