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Gibson Releases Flying V Bass

In conjunction with the release of the new Explorer Bass, Gibson has introduced a new Flying V Bass. With a 30.5″ scale, the bass is a “mean and meaty” instrument that the company says perfect for players with shorter arms and hands, as well as beginners, students, and those more familiar with six-string guitar lengths.

Gibson Flying V Bass

The Flying V body is made of Grade-A mahogany with a high-gloss Cherry nitrocellulose finish and fit with a white, four-ply pickguard. Similar to the Explorer, it has a glued-in, quarter-sawn maple neck topped with a Precosia fingerboard. The neck has a slim profile, measuring .850″ deep at the 1st fret and .900″ at the 12th, with a width of 1.60″ across its PLEK-cut Corian nut.”

The Flying V bass features a pair of the company’s high-output Thunderbird Bass pickups, while the hardware is rounded out with a three-point bridge with individually adjustable saddles and Grover “Shamrock” tuners. The bass is available now with a retail price of $2,129.

Gibson Flying V Bass Specs:

Body:Mahogany
Neck:Quarter-sawn Maple, Slim Profile
Fingerboard:Preciosa
Frets:20
Inlays:Acrylic Dot
Scale:30.5″
Nut:Corian, with Gibson PLEK Slots
Tuners:Grover Shamrock with 20:1 Tuning Ratio
Bridge:3-Point with Adjustable Saddles
Pickups:2 Thunderbird Ceramic
Controls:Volume, Volume, Tone
Finish:Cherry

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