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Gibson HR Grace Potter Signature Flying V Electric Guitar (with Case)

Designed to the specifications of Grace Potter, this Flying V features outstanding tonewoods and striking vintage style. (3) Read 2 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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The Grace Potter Signature Flying V is a revelation. Along with her band the Nocturnals, Grace Potter channels the best of late '60s and early '70s rock into a hip and original brew. Grace's soulful voice and stellar guitar playing on her favored Flying V tipped her as a classic rocker right from the start with her band's self-released 2005 debut when she was just 21 years old. Now, Gibson USA proudly presents the Grace Potter Signature Flying V. 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.

In the image of the classic second wave of '60s Flying Vs, the Grace Potter Signature Flying V from Gibson USA is crafted in solid Grade-A mahogany, a rich, resonant tonewood that has been responsible for many of the finest Gibson electric guitars ever to come off the line. Its glued-in Grade-A mahogany neck is carved to a "Slim V" profile that measures .800 inches at the 1st fret and .850 inches at the 12th, and topped with a luxurious dark-brown chechen fingerboard with 22 medium-jumbo frets. A PLEK-slotted Corian nut ensures a maximum amount of that crucial neck resonance arrives in the guitar's final sonic brew, while vintage-style TonePros tuners with pearloid keystone buttons maintain a traditional look at the back-angled headstock. All this along with Gibson's renowned craftsmanship and the classic specs of the 24-3/4 inch scale length, a 1-11/16 inch nut width, and a 12 inch fingerboard radius ensure legendary playability, too.

To capture the tonal splendor of this well-crafted guitar, Gibson USA loads the Grace Potter Signature Flying V with a pair of its finest PAF recreations. The BurstBucker Pro Rhythm at the neck and BurstBucker Pro Lead at the bridge are both made with Alnico V magnets and wound with 42 AWG enamel-coated wire like many of the best original PAFs. They provide output levels in line with vintage humbuckers, although the bridge pickup is given extra turns of wire for a little more grind in the lead position and an excellent balance between the two. Also, in a contemporary twist, both pickups are wax potted to combat microphonic feedback, so you can crank this sweet, soulful tone monster through your amp of choice, achieving everything from warm, rich, bluesy tones to wailing lead and crunching rhythm, without fear of howl or squeal. The classic pairing of Tune-o-matic bridge and stud-mounted stopbar tailpiece keep it all locked down for maximum sustain and easy intonation adjustment, and a pair of individual volume controls, a master tone, and a three-way switch give you all the sonic versatility required.

Each guitar comes protected in a plush-lined Flying V hardshell case with black exterior, and includes owner's manual and adjustment literature, along with Gibson's Limited Lifetime Warranty and 24/7/365 customer service.

Features:

- Grade-A Mahogany body with gloss nitrocellulose top finish
- Grade-A Mahogany neck with "Slim V" profile
- Bound Chechen fingerboard with acrylic dot inlays
- BurstBucker Pro Rhythm and Lead humbucking pickups in the neck and bridge positions
- Tune-o-matic bridge and stud-mounted stopbar tailpiece
- Vintage-style TonePros with pearloid keystone buttons and 16:1 tuning ratio

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Body:
-- Species: Mahogany
-- Binding: Cream
-- Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50

Neck:
-- Species: Mahogany
-- Profile: Thin V
-- Truss Rod: Traditional Adjustable
-- Joint Angle: 3.5 degree (+/- 15 seconds)
-- Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50

Neck Fit:
-- Joint: Mortise & Tenon
-- Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50
-- Joint Angle Tolerance: +/- .005 in.

Fingerboard:
-- Species: Chechen
-- Frets: 22
-- Radius: 12 in.
-- Binding: Cream
-- Nut/E.O.B: 1.695 in./2.260 in.
-- Inlays: Acrylic Dot
-- Scale Length: 24 3/4 in.

Nut:
- --Material: Corian
-- Width: 1.695
-- Slots: Gibson PLEK System

Headstock:
-- Type: Flying V
-- Truss Rod Cover: Cream/Black/Cream Hotstamp Gold Gibson

Tuners:
-- Model: TonePros Kluson
-- Plating: Chrome
--Tuning Ratio: 16:1

Bridge:
-- Type: Tune-O-Matic
-- Material: Zamak
-- Plating: Chrome

Tailpiece:
-- Type: Stop Bar
- --Material: Zamak
-- Plating: Chrome

Hardware:
-- Knobs: Vintage Amber Top Hat
-- Pickguard: Lexan Painted Cream with Silkscreened Artwork
--Strings: .010 - .046, Genuine Gibson strings
--Strap Buttons: Aluminum

Pickups:
--Neck Position: BurstBucker Pro (Alnico V)
-- Bridge Position: BurstBucker Pro (Alnico V)

Electronics:
-- Potentiometers: 2 Volume Controls, 1 Tone Control
-- Type: 300K Linear Volume, 500k Non-linear Tone
-- Coil Wiring: Machine Wound
-- Toggle Switch: Three-way Switchcraft with White Plastic Tip
-- Output Jack: Traditional 1/4 in.

Finish:
-- Sealer: Nitrocellulose
-- Surface Texture: Lacquer Top/Satin Back, Sides and Neck
--Process: 1-1.5 mils

Case
-- Type: V Hardshell
-- Case Exterior: Black
- Accessories: Each Grace Potter Signature Flying V comes with adjustment literature, and documentation for the guitar's Limited Lifetime Warranty, along with Gibson's 24/7/365 Customer Service
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-4GIBSON
Customer Reviews
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. This review has been selected by our experts as particularly helpful. "Outstanding.. Can't believe I waited this long to buy Gibson USA"
Sound: Modern metal players will probably want more modern-sounding pickups, but since my metal is circa 80's, these will do perfectly. Happening blues, classic rock, and modern rock tones are in abundance with the Burstbuckers, with harmonically rich clean and distorted sounds easily coaxed. Word to the uninitiated: crappy amp = crappy tone, so if you are playing through a crappy amp, this guitar will not improve your tone. Feature: Awesome pickups (to me, at least), flawless paint, great case, and totally awesome that you get body AND fretboard binding in a custom shop Gibson USA V for the price! To the hobbyist/amateur: Take the plunge and step up to this guitar! Ease of Use: Great tones spring forth effortlessly for me when played through my Marshall JTM 30w combo. The one effect in constant use for me is a MXR Dynacomp, so "good/great sound" for me is probably not to everyone's taste. Quality: I own a couple of very, very nice PRS SE's (singlecut, Paul Allender) which I played before buying, and even after putting them in the shop for fine-tuning, they cannot touch this Gibson USA V. Value: Absolutely worth the money! Just do it! A classy-looking, distinctive instrument that is destined to become a heirloom to my children. Manufacturer Support: Haven't had to deal with them, but look forward to it if I must since they get fantastic online reviews. The Wow Factor: Very personal subject, especially for musicians. The "Wow Factor" for me was all of the features/options in a US-made guitar at its price. Seriously, play one if you can, and if you cannot, order it, check it out, and if it doesn't suit you, Zzounds has the best customer support hookup in the biz. Overall: I've just received my new Gibson USA Grace Potter Flying V and cannot put it down. Initial inspection revealed absolutely no flaws in QC. The action is good up and down the neck, with no fretting out on bends. I will qualify this by stating that this is a highly subjective quality, which varies between guitarists. I'm not a "pro", so was apprehensive about spending so much on a guitar, esp. since I already own around 10 (PRS SE's, Jackson, Peaveys, Samick, etc), all of decent/good quality, but I will firmly state that no guitar made overseas can touch this Gibson USA product, at least within my 20+ yrs experience. I really did the legwork on this guitar via the internet, since none were stocked at any store within 100 miles, and have not read a negative review from owners of this instrument. Will it be everyone's perfect guitar?....No, but I haven't found a "perfect" guitar that suits anyone who picks it up. If, like me, you come from a "shredder" type platform such as Jackson/Ibanez/ESP, you should be very comfortable migrating, and may even become a convert after spending some time with it. Unfettered access to the upper frets is what drove me to consider V's, Steinbergs, SG's, and the like, since my meathook hands jam against the lower cutaways, and online comparison shopping convinced me to opt for a V style over the others, especially a made-in-USA product. I could go on, but my newest muse pulls mightily upon my hands!
Style of Music: rock, blues, original, alternative, pop (anything except country)
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Overall: excellxnt guitar,great value,,,binding body and neck,awesome finish,,playability,looks oh and did i mention sound? burstbuckers for pickups need i say more ! im amazed these arent sellin for more,buy one now before the price does go up cause with gibson,like taxes they never go down.
Style of Music: pop,rock, blues ,country, my own music
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