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Dave Davies' Flying V is Going Up for Auction

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A 1958 Gibson Flying V that once belonged to The Kinks' Dave Davies is heading to the auction block.

Davies, who would famously often play the V between its wings, bought the korina-bodied Gibson on tour in June 1965. He used it on Kinks classics such as "'Till the End of the Day," and on the band's appearance on the TV show, Shindig. Davies owned the guitar until 1992. 

According to its Heritage Auctions listing, the guitar has been refinished, with a heel crack and a broken Gibson logo having also been repaired. Every other component of the guitar though, is completely original. 

Dave Davies' 1958 Gibson Flying V

Dave Davies' 1958 Gibson Flying V (Image credit: Heritage Auctions)

Davies' 1958 V was last sold in 1995, when it fetched $33,150. It's probably safe to say though, that the guitar will fetch a bit more this time around

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.