1974 to 1983 Flying V's

1974 Flying V
 
This guitar  had a little square plastic jack socket reinforcement plate added, otherwise it looks original.
 

The available finishes were : Alpin White, Natural Mahogany, Black, Tobacco Sunburst.
 
 
 
 

Courtesy : Steve.

Same as above but original natural finish

1975 Flying V

Please follow this link (dedicated page)

1976 Flying V
 
This is typically Alpine white Gibson finish.
This guitar has metallicknob position markers, a feature that seems to have disappeared from later guitars. The PU surroundings were added so as the Schaller metallic knobs and the Lead/Rhythm ring.

S/N # 969342

The available finishes were : Alpin White, Natural Mahogany, Black, Tobacco Sunburst.
 
 
 
 

Courtesy : Takuya Okamoto


 

1978 Flying V
 
This guitar was refinished white and the knobs are Fender type.
It's interesting to note that there are 2 Gibson logos, one is the standard screen painted on the tuss rod cover while more unusual, the second is a decal on the headstock itself.
I have a 1980 V with that same similarity which sould appear (shortly) in the gallery, it's candy apple red.

The available finishes were : Alpin White, Natural Mahogany, Black, Tobacco Sunburst.
 
 

Courtesy : Steve.

1979 Flying V
 
Stock except the knobs.
S/N # 72759046

Click here to go to the Silverburst dedicated page (more pics & more guitars)
 
 
 
 
 

Courtesy : Junya

1980 Flying V
 
I found this Sunburst Flying V in Glasgow, having never seen such a finish on a V before.
It is completely  stock except for the PU surroundings.

 

1980 Flying V
 
Typical of the 1980 - 1982 productions, note the tuners : this more rounded type has replaced the 1970's tulipe ones.

I suspect the bridge pickup to have been replaced since 80 models are usually completely black.
 
 
 

Courtesy : Steve/Jeff

1980 Flying V
 
This color is very unusual. I was told that it is the original color in which it was produced. It looks like a silverburst without the black edging.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Courtesy : Jeff

 



1981 Flying V
 
1981 Flying V carrying 2 logos, the usual plus a horizontal one on the top of the headstock.
The finish is a very unusual metallic red.



Same as above in Alpine White
1981 Flying V. This model has the distinctive thin neckeasily identifyable by the fretboard binding.
 
 

Courtesy : David Peatow

The Tobacco Sunbusrt version !
 

Courtesy : David Peatow

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1982 Flying V
 
 

 

1982 Custom Shop V.
No indication as to the "original" status of the black stripe though it seems to have been added over the white base.



 

1983 Flying V
 
Originally white with a black headstock, this guitar was refinished. It used to have 2 gibson logos (refer to 1978 V above). The PU surroundings were added.
PU's had chrome covers (bridge PU was replaced by a DiMarzio PAF Pro). Original Knobs replaced by Fender type.
S/N # 80593529
 
 
 
 

Courtesy : Takuya Okamoto

 


 

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