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1978 Gibson Flying V

  • Price:$4850.00

 197402209182720770 1978 Gibson Flying V

Vintage Original 1978 Gibson Flying V electric guitar autographed by Ian Hunter & Mick Ronson


 



  • 1978 Gibson Flying V guitar in original case, serial number #73478085,  a made in USA classic from Gibson’s original Kalamazoo, Michigan plant.  

 



  • Original owner, a fantastic instrument. THIS GUITAR IS IN VERY GOOD CONDITION, WITH NO BREAKS, CRACKS OR REPAIRS, with very light wear on frets and neck since guitar has spent most of its life stored in a smoke-free, pet and pest free climate controlled environment.  

 



  • GIBSON ONLY MADE 70 WHITE FLYING V GUITARS IN 1978!

 



  • Original white finish has patina’d to a rich cream color over the last 33 years

 



  • Extremely light guitar, with beautiful action, playability and intonation.

 



  • Fantastic tones available on either or both pickups, from searing bite to the warmest of ‘woman tones’ and everything in between. A true rock’n’roll icon that lives up to it’s legend in every way.

 



  • Guitar has had no pickup or internal component changes or repairs of any kind. Knobs and pickup switch tip were changed after original tone knob was lost almost 30 years ago. (I have the two original volume knobs and will include them along with the ones that are shown in the pictures.)

 



  • Guitar was autographed 31 years ago (afternoon of May 31, 1980) by Ian Hunter (ex-Mott The Hoople) and Mick Ronson (legendary guitarist for David Bowie and The Spiders From Mars, among others) during an in-store appearance promoting their “Welcome To The Club” album at the Licorice Pizza record store where I worked.  As a store employee (and huge fan), I had the opportunity to meet with them privately prior to their appearance, at which time they graciously signed the instrument and had a beer and a chat in our break room.  Later that same evening, they performed a fantastic show about 15 miles away at the Long Beach Arena.

 



  • Guitar will ship in its original case, which is shown in the accompanying pictures.

 



  • Guitar is in very good condition with no cracks, breaks or repairs. There are, however, a few small issues to mention (which would be expected, considering this instruments age and experience), none of which affect the instruments playability or structural integrity in any way.

 




    • A section of finish (about size of tip of pinky finger) is missing at the top of the neck (about where a guitar hanger would come in contact with it, see pic)

    • Some finish worn away on back edge where contact was made with belt buckle(see pic)

    • Mick Ronson’s autograph in particular, although visible, has worn considerably.

    • Finish has a few dings and scuffs, (mostly on the back of the instrument) with a little bit of checking in certain areas as well, but there are NO CRACKS IN THE WOOD WHATSOEVER AND NO REPAIRS.

    • Guitar could benefit from some new saddles in the bridge, as well as the detailing that I’ve been meaning to give it for a long time.

    • One of the pickguard screws is stripped, and one of the others has had its head come off.

 


 


 


INTERNATIONAL BIDDERS SHOULD EMAIL FIRST BEFORE BIDDING SINCE WE ARE NOT ABLE TO SHIP TO ALL COUNTRIES DUE TO THEIR SIZE RESTRICTIONS AND/OR NON EQUIVOCAL E’COMMERCE POLICIES.


PURCHASES REQUIRING SHIPPING MUST BE PAID WITH PAYPAL ONLY WITHIN 48 HOURS OF END OF AUCTION.  WE WILL SHIP WITHIN 24 HOURS OF RECEIPT OF FUNDS. 


LOCAL PICKUP IS WELCOMED. If you are considering this option, we will accept only Cashiers Check or cash, and you will need to notify us of your intentions to do so via ebay message at time of bidding.


IF YOU HAVE A FEEDBACK SCORE OF LESS THAN 10 (TEN) PLEASE EMAIL US PRIOR TO BIDDING.


ITEM IS SOLD AS IS AND AS DESCRIBED, THERE ARE NO RETURNS OR REFUNDS.


 

 197402209182720771 1978 Gibson Flying V