Awesome to see Grace Potter (from Grace Potter and The Nocturnals, obviously) honoured with her own very stylish Gibson Flying V signature model. I like the art deco vibe of the pickguard, although if this was my axe I’d echo that on the truss rod cover as well. Interestingly, the fretboard wood is Chechen (also known as Poisonwood or Caribbean Rosewood).
Here’s some info:
“Crafted from Grade-A tonewoods and loaded with premium hardware and two of the finest contemporary recreations of legendary PAF humbucking pickups, the Grace Potter Signature Flying V is the hippest tone machine to head down the pike in a long time. Its unique look, designed by Grace, includes a hand-sprayed Nocturnal Brown gloss nitrocellulose top finish and satin natural back, sides and neck, and cream-painted Lexan pickguard with custom silkscreened art deco border.
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