In an effort to revamp the V, Gibson releases the Flying V2 in 1979. An unconventional look combined with high prices is not appealing enough to get buyers and V2’s production is stopped few years later.
Just like the early versions of Explorer E/2, the V2 body is made of layers of walnut and maple. This process is typical to the late 1970s Norlin Era. Believe it or not, but those arrow shaped pickups are Bill Lawrence single coils. Hoping to improve on the poor sales, Gibson replaces the pickups with the more traditional Dirty Fingers humbuckers in 1982. That same year, the model is discontinued. Hear it and more
SOME of Jimi Hendrix’s guitars. From left to right: 1968 Stratocaster Olympic White (the Woodstock strat), 1965 stratocaster 3 tone sunburst that Jimi burnt at the Finsbury Astoria in 1967, 1968 three-tone sunburst stratocaster, 1967 Gibson Flying V he painted himself, 1969 Gibson Flying V used at the Isle of Whight.
Galveston makes guitars with a transparent acrylic body. Not sure how much it affects sound quality, but what is interesting here is more the look than the quality of the instrument. How interesting to see all the electronics react to your strumming.