The Flying V Custom adds the classic, refined and upscale Custom looks to one of Gibson’s most legendary designs. The pointed, unorthodox lines of the “V” have always been magnetizing to the more daring guitar players among us – a visual statement with uncompromised Gibson tone. This rare edition adds a new layer of boldness to an already outspoken guitar.

Orville Gibson founded the company in 1902 as “The Gibson Mandolin-Guitar Mfg. Co., Ltd.” in Kalamazoo, Michigan to make mandolin-family instruments. Gibson invented archtop guitars by constructing the same type of carved, arched tops used on violins. By the 1930s, the company was also making flattop acoustic guitars, as well as one of the first commercially available hollow-body electric guitars, used and popularized by Charlie Christian.