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The History of the Gibson Flying V

Though it was used to electrifying effect in the second half of the 1960s by Jimi Hendrix and Dave Davies and later became iconic, the Flying V’s take off was somewhat delayed.

Dave Davies knows a good thing when he sees it. And as he rummaged in an American music store in 1965, desperate to find a replacement for his Guild Starfire lost by an airline on The Kinks’ tour route to the West Coast, he struck gold. Well, in fact, he struck korina. Dave spotted an interesting brown case on a high shelf in the shop and asked to have a look. After some shifting and heaving, the dusty old case revealed its secret. Dave left the shop with a striking prize – one of the original Gibson Flying Vs that had lain neglected and unsold for several years in stores like this one… read more >

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