Flying V: The Illustrated History of This Modernistic Guitar

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The Flying V -- Leading guitar experts agree, the ultra-modern Flying "V" barnstormed traditional solid-body guitar design when it was first introduced in 1958. Vintage Flying V guitars have become highly valued due to outstanding craftsmanship, fine materials and rarity. This book chronicles the history, hardware and construction of more than 30 Flying V models made from 1958 to the present time.
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Overview

The Flying V -- Leading guitar experts agree, the ultra-modern Flying "V" barnstormed traditional solid-body guitar design when it was first introduced in 1958. Vintage Flying V guitars have become highly valued due to outstanding craftsmanship, fine materials and rarity. This book chronicles the history, hardware and construction of more than 30 Flying V models made from 1958 to the present time.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780970827333
  • Publisher: Flying Vintage Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/28/2002
  • Pages: 72
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.80 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 5
1 The Guitar Fit for a King 7
2 Lonnie Mack's Bigsby-Enhanced Korina Flying V 11
3 The Jimi Hendrix Flying V Experience 15
4 A Newly Minted Flying V 21
5 The Second Generation Flying V 25
6 I Want My MTV Flying V 29
Color Section
Billy F Gibbons and his 1958 Flying V 33
Slash's guitar collection and his 1958 Flying V 34
Jimi Hendrix's 1967 Sunburst and 1969 Custom Flying V Guitars 35
Lenny Kravitz playing his special Flying V 36
KK Downing playing his late-60s Flying V 37
Michael Schenker playing his custom painted Flying V 38
Nancy Wilson playing her Korina Flying V 39
Rudolf Schenker playing his Custom Shop Doubleneck Flying V 40
Master List 42
7 Model Descriptions 43
Model Availability 51
Design Styles 53
Hardware 55
Construction 57
Cases 58
Finishes 59
Headstocks 60
8 Serial Numbers 61
9 Production Totals 67
10 Vintage Marketplace 69
Flying V Players, Bibliography 70
Special Thanks 71
About The Author 72
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