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1985 Gibson Usa Custom Shop Scorpions Schenker Flying V With Ohsc

  • Price:$2895.00

 182671207856551980 1985 Gibson Usa Custom Shop Scorpions Schenker Flying V With Ohsc



This is an extremely rare vintage Flying V with Scorpions factory harlequin finish.  The guitar is in very good shape, with some worming on the back of the body and a couple of small spots of discoloration, probably from prolonged contact with a black leather strap at some point.  The nitrocellulose lacquer finish is beginning to lightly check in a few small areas, but is in fantastic condition for its age.  


I spent about a week emailing back and forth and speaking on the phone with Gibson representatives trying to get info on this guitar.  After looking at all of my pictures, they could only tell me it was an extremely limited run--they couldn't even say for sure how many were produced, but it would have been "very few".  I have seen a total of three of these come up for sale in the last ten years, and this one is in the best shape by far. 


The guitar sports two extremely powerful humbuckers, which I believe are the “Dirty Fingers” model, based on what Gibson was able to tell me.  These are the highest-output pickups that Gibson has ever manufactured, and they have incredible tone, and something else…the best word I can come up with is “authority”.  With some distortion you can call down the Apocalypse at will, but dial back the volume and you can get some beautiful clean tones.  Also, this thing sustains forever.  A guitar like this gives you command of any stage—I’ve never heard a tone like this out of a V before, both clean and overdriven.  It definitely makes an impression.


Along with the instantly recognizable Schenker/Scorps original paint job, the guitar features the larger, more rounded headstock of the era, which also enhances the tone.  On the back of the headstock is the distinctive early Custom Shop logo.  The neck is straight and very fast—action can be adjusted just about as low as you want, and it has the very desirable pearl “small dot” fret markers starting at the 12th fret.  There is almost no wear on the frets.  Truss rod is solid and works perfectly.  The hardware is in beautiful shape, and functions flawlessly.  Electronics are also rock solid with zero issues.  This V has never been damaged, modified, or repaired, and all parts are original.  It looks like this one has lived in the case most of the time.  The guitar weighs in at around 8 lbs.  The hardshell case and adjustment wrench are included in the auction.  Case is missing the rightmost latch in front, but is fully functional and otherwise in very good shape.  Please contact me with any questions and look at all of the pics—many more are available at this link:


This guitar will appreciate extremely well, and is the Holy Grail for any Scorpions fan! 


You may never get another chance at one this nice, and all reasonable offers will be considered.  Don't let it get away!  This item ships free via UPS insured to the lower 48 United States ONLY—no exceptions please.  Check my feedback and bid with confidence; your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed.  Good luck, and thanks for looking!

 182671207856551981 1985 Gibson Usa Custom Shop Scorpions Schenker Flying V With Ohsc