2006 Gibson Custom Jimi Hendrix Psychedelic Flying V
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There are only a handful of artists who have had the musical, cultural & global impact of JIMI HENDRIX. As such, there are only a handful of guitars that can capture the his unique artistic creativity of things both natural & celestial; 300 guitars to be exact!! In 2006, the Gibson Custom Shop produced an extremely limited run of guitars commemorating Hensrix's customized 67' Flying V. It seems to us like everything has been said about Jimi Hendrix that needs to be said: the man was a visionary, plain and simple. He not only played the guitar like no one ever will again, but he was an artist in his own right that expressed himself not only sonically, but visually as well - through his wild clothes right down to how he dressed his instruments. 

It seems natural to us that Jimi would take a liking to the Flying V, it had just a futuristic look as he did, plus you could flip it around to being a lefty without any sections of the body becoming awkwardly in your way. Jimi took his original '67 Flying V and handpainted using whatever materials he could find, mainly nail polish. He would use this V on slow Blues numbers, usually "Red House," but it eventually found its way into the hands of Mick Cox of Eir Apparent, who quickly stripped the original artwork off to make it his own guitar. Hindsight is always 20/20, Mick! 

In 2006, the Gibson Custom Shop decided to reissue the iconic Psychedelic V, with 300 limited instruments being handpainted by master luthier Bruce Kunkel. This one is a very low serial number. (07X of 300)

Features on the V include a mahogany body, mahogany neck with a 1-9/16" nut width, 24-3/4" scale length, rosewood fretboard with 22 jumbo frets, two '57 Reissue PAF humbuckers with outputs of 7.93k and 7.99k, individual volume knobs with a master tone knob, 3-way toggle switch, black "Witch Hat" knobs, a Maestro tailpiece, Kluson Deluxe tuners, and nickel hardware. 

As we stated before, this instrument is in collectors condition and has seen what I can tell to be virtually no play time on it. Aside from being a collectors dream, it's an incredibly fun guitar to play, with a biting tone and a slim neck that invites you to play your favorite Hendrix riffs all day. 

A dazzling Custom Shop re-creation of the master's hand-decorated axe!

The Gibson Jimi Hendrix Flying V Electric Guitar is meticulously handcrafted in Gibson's Custom Shop to replicate in every nuance the instrument Jimi toured Europe with in 1967-1968. Gibson artists precisely replicate the swirling psychedelic design that Hendrix himself applied to the original. A limited run of just 300 instruments, this is sure to become a collector's item. Includes a certificate of authenticity signed by the Hendrix family.

 

  
* This guitar is in collector-grade condition & has barely been taken out of the case..
 
* 100% factory Original 

  

* Lightweight, high-quality mahogany body; Non-chambered 

 

* Includes original Gibson Custom Shop case, COA, & all factory paperwork including factory tags & serial # checklist. 
 
Serial #: JIMI 07X
 
  • Item #: HENDRIXV#4
  • Manufacturer: Gibson
  • Condition: New

2006 Gibson Custom Jimi Hendrix Psychedelic Flying V

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