GIBSON Flying V Medallion

  • Gibson Flying V Medallion electric guitar

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1971

The Gibson Flying V Medallion was made in 1971 only - with less than 350 made in total (although the serial number sequence accounts for 353 - some of these would undoubtedly have ended up in the Gibson rejects bin). The design of the Flying V Medallion was very similar to the first reissue Flying V, but each had a unique limited edition medallion gold colored coin engraved with its production number screwed to the top of the body. The case also had a medallion coin attached to it - but without the engraved number. The Flying V Medallion had 3-piece mahogany neck and 2-piece mahogany body with rosewood fingerboard.  The peghead was slightly different being shorter than the first Flying V reissue model. Pickups were two PAF humbuckers.

Source: Flying V Medallion website - registry of medallions.

Specifications (24)

Controls

Controls materialblack controls
Number of control knobs3 control knobs
Pickup selector controls3-way selector switch
Tone controls1 tone control
Volume controls2 volume controls

Electronics

Pickups brand and modelGibson PAF pickup(s)
Pickups configuration2 humbucker pickups

General

Finish colorsnatural finish
Made inUSA
Number of strings6 strings
Scale length24.75 inches scale-length

Body

Body materialkorina body
Body styleV shaped body
Pickguard materialblack pickguard, white pickguard

Hardware

BridgeABR-1 bridge, tune-o-matic bridge
Hardware colorchrome hardware, gold hardware, nickel hardware
Tailpiecestop tailpiece

Fretboard

Fingerboard inlay materialpearl fingerboard inlay material
Fingerboard materialrosewood fingerboard
Fingerboard position markersdot fingerboard position markers

Neck

Neck materialkorina neck
Neck width1.56 inches wide at nut
Number of frets22 fret
Tuner layoutthree-each-side

Prices (1)

DatePriceConditionNameComments
2017$16000good#187; original w/ original case; Sounds and plays wonderfully.

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