After unveiling its Fender American Ultra Denim models and the Macassar-topped Martin X Series six-strings, Guitar Center was then joined by Musician’s Friend for a special-run line of Gibson Dark SG and Les Paul guitars.
If, after all those releases, you were beginning to think the companies' exclusive-instrument shelf spaces were diminishing, you’d be very wrong indeed.
Now, the retailers have teamed up with Gibson once more for yet another limited-edition model – the Flying V Mirror.
As could probably be surmised from the name, the standout appointment for this particular number is the mirror pickguard, which has been paired with the silver-accented chrome pickup covers and hardware.
Build-wise, there’s nothing too out of the ordinary. A mahogany body is paired with a SlimTaper-profile mahogany neck, which in turn accommodates a 12”-radius rosewood fingerboard.
The 24.75”-scale shredder also comes equipped with 22 medium jumbo frets, dot inlays and a Graph Tech nut, as well as a Stopbar tailpiece and a vintage-style individual saddle bridge – aka, a Tune-O-Matic.
As for pickups, a pair of ceramic Dirty Finger humbuckers – inspired by Gibson’s “super-hot” humbuckers from the 1970s – promise “crunching hefty rhythm” sounds and “blistering lead” tones.
The Dirty Fingers are, as usual, controlled by individual pickup volume knobs, a master tone parameter and three-way selector switch.
There is no word on when the guitars will be available for shipping, though they can be preordered exclusively from Guitar Center and Musician's Friend for $1,999 – the same price as a regular 2021 Flying V.