Gibson The Holy V Flying V GOTM Satin Cherry Electric Guitar (pre-owned)
Model - The Holy V
Colour - Satin Cherry
Weight - 5lb 13.9oz
Serial - 110084315
Year - 2008
Case - OMHC
Condition - 99%, very small markings on tailpiece - otherwise as new
A Flying V with strategic chunks removed for aesthetic effect. Everything you'd expect from a V is here - including the mahogany body and neck and warm, thick tone courtesy a 57 Classic humbucker - but the Holy V headstock is loaded with Steinberger gearless tuners, and the neck boasts two extra frets while maintaining the 24.75-inch scale length. This is a lightweight V with heavy tone! And thanks to the unique feature set and appearance, the Holy V is certain to be a serious collector's item.
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The Holy V at a glance -
Unique spin on a classic V
Creativity has always been the backbone of ingenuity, and the new Holy V Flying V - Guitar of the Month, January 2009 - is the latest example of Gibson's imaginative spirit. The traditional features of the Flying V are apparent in the new Holy-V - the mahogany V shaped body, pointed headstock, and hybrid neck profile are all true to the original's design. Carefully carved vented openings in both the neck and headstock give the Holy V a more intense look and character, while ending up as one of Gibson's lightest production guitars to date. The Holy V's neck - topped by an ebony fingerboard with split diamond inlays and single-ply binding-carries two additional frets - preserves the Flying V's traditional 24.75-inch scale length while delivering an even higher register of notes to a guitar already famous for its exceptional lead-playing ability.
Clearly the most identifiable part of the Holy V is its V-shaped, solid mahogany body. On the Holy V, the body has been carved with carefully vented openings to give the guitar its unique, sleek look - which also makes it one of Gibson's lightest electric guitars. The Satin Heritage Cherry finish makes it one of the most eye-catching Vs Gibson has ever made.
Gibson has produced some of the more distinguishable neck profiles ever employed on a guitar, and the neck on the Holy V is no exception. Just like the legendary Flying V, the neck on the Holy V is a hybrid between Gibson's traditional 50s rounded profile, and the '60s slim-taper profile. Just like the body, the back of the neck has a satin Cherry finish for an incredibly smooth playing feel. The headstock on the Holy V is carved out of the same piece of mahogany as the neck. The center of the headstock is then vented to form part of the Holy-V's signature appearance. Some of Gibson's finest stringed instruments have been adorned with ebony fingerboards, and the Holy V is proud to join this exclusive list. The Holy V's fingerboard also carries two additional frets, preserving the traditional 24.75-inch scale length while delivering an even higher register of notes to a guitar already famous for its exceptional lead-playing ability. The classic split diamond inlay hasn't been used on many Gibson guitars, but the Holy V is worthy of the rare honor. They are constructed from a figured, swirl acrylic to give the inlay a classic pearl look.
Among the qualities that make Gibson's original humbucking pickups so unique are the subtle variations between coil windings. For the first few years of their production, Gibson's PAF humbuckers were wound using imprecise machines, resulting in pickups with slightly different output and tone, desirable to players who wanted to mix and match and explore a complete spectrum of tonal possibilities. The 57 Classic pickup is the result of Gibson's drive to capture and recreate this renowned characteristic. It's made to the exact same specs as the original PAFs, including Alnico II magnets, nickel-plated pole pieces, nickel slugs, maple spacers, and vintage-style, two-conductor braided wiring. Instead of enamel-coated wiring, Gibson added poly-coated wiring-which improves consistency by eliminating thin or thick spots on the wire-and wax potting, which removes all internal air space and any chance of microphonic feedback.
Body Style: Holy V
Body Species: Mahogany
Fingerboard Species: Ebony
Scale Length: 24-3/4
Inlays: Split Diamond
Pickup: 57 Classic, Double Black Coils
Neck Species: Mahogany
Profile: Flying V
Nut Width: 1.695
Neck Joint: 17
Plating Finish: Chrome
Tailpiece: Stop Bar
Knobs: Black Top Hat
Tuners: Steinberger Gearless
Includes Gibson Hardshell Case
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• brand new strings
• electronic components
• neck angle and truss rod adjustment
• clean and condition inc fretboard
• saddle/bridge height, radius, intonation
The Absolute multi point pre sales service & setup is free with every pre-owned guitar. Also included is a 12 month warranty*. We provide a 7 day no-quibble money back guarantee on all our used instruments, so you can buy with confidence.
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