The all new Gibson Flying V 2018 model is a stylish nod to one of the most loved revolutionary models in the original Modernist Series of 1958-’60 guitars. Classic looks and vintage finish with solid mahogany body and a fast, comfortable Slim Taper set-in mahogany neck make this a highly desirable guitar for the high-intensity player. A pair of BurstBucker humbucking pickups and the classic Gibson hardware provide for incredible tone and sustain.

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.