COOL GEAR ALERT: Gibson Flying V Tremolo

Now this is cool. Cool colour, cool shape, and of course one of the coolest tremolo systems known to man and beast alike, the Floyd Rose. It looks like a metal machine. [geo-out country=”Australia” note=””]And it’d make a very nice companion indeed to the Explorer Tremolo in some kind of ultra-kitted out metal band.[/geo-out]


Looking to shake up a conservative guitar world, Gibson introduced the Flying V as part of its radical Modernist Series in 1958 (alongside the Explorer)—and the world is still shaking 53 years later. Way ahead of its time when it hit the ground six decades ago, the Flying V became a rock icon by the late ’60s, and evolved—in all its permutations—into one of the most iconic thrash and metal guitars ever produced.

The new Flying V with Floyd Rose™ from Gibson USA takes the rebellious heritage of this great Modernist axe and supercharges it with high-performance features for today’s demanding musician. This new rendition of a legendary design carries high-output humbucking pickups and the most advanced vibrato tailpiece available, and wraps it all in Gibson’s renowned playability, while retaining the sleek, space-aged looks that made its namesake a legend in the first place. And it’s all presented in a stunning high-gloss nitrocellulose finish in Classic White.