#1
Gibson Flying V!



I was just surfing craigslist in my surrounding area and I found a guy who was selling multiple guitars and pedals in order to help pay for bills and college, so I contacted him about a possible trade his Gibson V involving my 80s MIJ Stratocaster. We agreed to meet up, I threw in a little extra cash, and we made the transaction in a parking lot in between our two residences.

I was a little sad to see the Strat go, but I'm glad that it went to someone who will play it and give it a loving home. It had sat in its case since I got my custom built guitar and I'd been thinking about selling it for a while, and when I saw this opportunity I pounced.

Here is a picture of the Strat I traded.



So, yay for NGD!
Axes:
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#2
Awesome!

HNGD!
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#4
That is a nice ass V!

But I, personally, would have kept the Strat. 80's MIJ Strats are so hard to find and I love the way they play. Then again, I'm just a Fender-loving guy... Plus it had a Floyd??? God I want that ****!
#5
Quote by MetalUpYourRear
That is a nice ass V!

But I, personally, would have kept the Strat. 80's MIJ Strats are so hard to find and I love the way they play. Then again, I'm just a Fender-loving guy... Plus it had a Floyd??? God I want that ****!

No, it was a Kahler. The modifications to the Strat included a locking nut, Gotoh tuners, a kahler tremolo, and a SD Hot Rail in the bridge.

The Flying V has all DiMarzio pickups, a tremolo system, locking tuners, straplocks, and some other small modifications.
Axes:
2010 Carvin ST300C
1994 Jackson Soloist XL Professional
2008 "Jacksbanez"
2007 Gibson Flying V
2003 Epiphone Les Paul Plus

Amps:
Peavey 6505+ Combo
Peavey Classic 30
Peavey Vypyr 15
#8
Quote by chuckmehh
happy NGD sir! What is the chicken head knob on the V???

I guess it's a varitone filter.
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TC Electronic Polytune
Seymour Duncan Tweakfuzz
#9
wait so 80s strats with trems are that elusive?

I have an 80s mij strat with a locking nut and a fender floyd copy (it works exactly like a floyd but it says fender on it).. I love the guitar but I had no idea that it was really that hard to find or that it would be worth a decent penny?

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#10
Quote by glenthemann
wait so 80s strats with trems are that elusive?

I have an 80s mij strat with a locking nut and a fender floyd copy (it works exactly like a floyd but it says fender on it).. I love the guitar but I had no idea that it was really that hard to find or that it would be worth a decent penny?


80s MIJ strats are a good price nowadays anyways. I saw a '82 MIJ '62 reissue in Sonic Blue for almost $2,000. The 80s were around the time that they started producing reissues, and from 80-83(?) is supposedly when the best reissues were made. Which is why when you see reissues of the 57 or 62 strat MIA, they fetch for almost $3,000.
#11
Well mine wasn't a reissue or anything; just a simple sunburst MIJ strat.

The chickenhead knob on the Gibson is actually the pickup selector, believe it or not. Its pretty interesting. I haven't been able to play it much due to work, but I'm going to take it into the shop to get it checked out and everything sometime this week.
Axes:
2010 Carvin ST300C
1994 Jackson Soloist XL Professional
2008 "Jacksbanez"
2007 Gibson Flying V
2003 Epiphone Les Paul Plus

Amps:
Peavey 6505+ Combo
Peavey Classic 30
Peavey Vypyr 15
#12
Quote by Vecheka
Well mine wasn't a reissue or anything; just a simple sunburst MIJ strat.

The chickenhead knob on the Gibson is actually the pickup selector, believe it or not. Its pretty interesting. I haven't been able to play it much due to work, but I'm going to take it into the shop to get it checked out and everything sometime this week.



Ahh i see...so then what is the switch that looks to be the pickup selector?
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#13
Quote by chuckmehh
Ahh i see...so then what is the switch that looks to be the pickup selector?


Depending on that switch, if its just up and down with no middle ground, it could be a kill switch. If it has a middle ground, the chicken head knob could also be a killswitch (Possibly). Unless TS has already tested the chickenhead knob and concluded it switches pickups.

Just a theory.
#14
That was a good trade I say.

Maybe that guy is reading this thread
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#15
The chickenhead is in fact the pickup switch, but I'm thinking about removing it and putting in a normal five-way switch because I think they're more convenient. To be honest I'm not sure what the single switch does because I haven't had a great deal of time to mess with the guitar, but I am assuming it is some sort of overdrive boost (but I could be wrong because there is no place to put a battery).
Axes:
2010 Carvin ST300C
1994 Jackson Soloist XL Professional
2008 "Jacksbanez"
2007 Gibson Flying V
2003 Epiphone Les Paul Plus

Amps:
Peavey 6505+ Combo
Peavey Classic 30
Peavey Vypyr 15
Last edited by Vecheka at Oct 8, 2009,
#16
Quote by glenthemann
wait so 80s strats with trems are that elusive?

I have an 80s mij strat with a locking nut and a fender floyd copy (it works exactly like a floyd but it says fender on it).. I love the guitar but I had no idea that it was really that hard to find or that it would be worth a decent penny?

I had one of these, they're only worth ~$450 max. In fact, there was a guy selling one with a case for $200 shipped on HC for weeks, no idea if he ever sold it, but that was a ridiculous price.

Sweet guitar though, which version of the V is that?
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#18
wait, its a guy selling his guitars and pedals to pay the bills, yet u think yur 80s strat is going to his "loving home"? im pretty sure hes gonna be selling it. but anyway, nice catch u got there. looks great! HNGD!
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#19
Quote by MatrixClaw
I had one of these, they're only worth ~$450 max. In fact, there was a guy selling one with a case for $200 shipped on HC for weeks, no idea if he ever sold it, but that was a ridiculous price.

Sweet guitar though, which version of the V is that?

Its a 2007 Faded V made in the TN factory.

Quote by flanders_91
wait, its a guy selling his guitars and pedals to pay the bills, yet u think yur 80s strat is going to his "loving home"? im pretty sure hes gonna be selling it. but anyway, nice catch u got there. looks great! HNGD!

Oh and I have no delusions about what goes on with Craigslist, but he said he was actually excited to get my Strat because he had one a long time ago and regretted selling it. So, I'm hoping that he actually plays it. If not I'm sure it will find its way into someone's home eventually.
Axes:
2010 Carvin ST300C
1994 Jackson Soloist XL Professional
2008 "Jacksbanez"
2007 Gibson Flying V
2003 Epiphone Les Paul Plus

Amps:
Peavey 6505+ Combo
Peavey Classic 30
Peavey Vypyr 15