Gibson Custom Shop is the pinnacle of craftsmanship, quality, and sound excellence. Each instrument celebrates Gibson’s legacy through accuracy, authenticity and attention to detail.
Jimi Hendrix is widely regarded as the most innovative guitarist of the rock era. This Custom Shop Flying V™ is a right-handed recreation of Jimi’s left-handed 1969 Gibson Flying V, which he custom-ordered directly from Gibson. Used during the Band of Gypsys era, it was made famous by Hendrix’s performance at the Isle of Wight Festival on August 31, 1970. It features a Murphy Lab Aged Ebony finish, as well as aged gold hardware. Only 125 right-handed models will be created as part of this very special run, hand-made by the expert luthiers and craftspeople of the Gibson Custom Shop in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Jimi Hendrix™ 1969 Flying V Specifications.
This is the limited edition Gibson Custom Shop Jimi Hendrix ’69 Flying V – spec’d as a right-handed recreation of the lefty ’69 V that Jimi ordered directly from Gibson! Used during the Band Of Gypsys era, it was used on the performace at the Isle of Wight Festival on August 31st, 1970. The guitar has a tastefully aged Ebony finish as done by the new Murphy Lab, with aged gold hardware, an ebony fretboard with split diamond inlays, and a short Maestro vibrola tailpiece. Only 125 of these guitars are built worldwide!
Includes: Hardshell Case, Certificate of Authenticity, Hendrix™-branded Truss Rod Cover, Certificate of Authenticity, 5 Hendrix™ picks, limited edition 8″x10″ archival print of Jimi Hendrix courtesy of Kramer Archives, signed by engineer/producer Eddie Kramer
- Solidbody Electric Guitar
- Murphy Lab Aged Ebony Finish
- Solid Mahogany Body
- Authentic ’67 Flying V, .85″ at Nut Profile Mahogany Neck with Short Tenon
- Ebony Fretboard with Mother of Pearl Split Diamond Inlays
- 24.75″ Scale Length
- 1.6” Nut Width
- 22 Reissue Size Frets
- Custombucker Humbuckers, 2 x 500K CTS Volume, 1 x 500K CTS Tone Pots
- ABR-1 Bridge with Nylon Saddles, Maestro Short Vibrola
- Kluson Single Line, Single Ring Tulip Tuners
- Aged Gold Hardware
- 6 lbs, 11 oz.
- .870” Neck Thickness at 1st Fret 1.030” Neck Thickness at 12th Fret
- Weight: 3.2 Kilograms