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.
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:
|Neck:||Quarter-sawn Maple, Slim Profile|
|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|
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