Ever since its introduction in 1958 as part of Gibson's Modernist Series, the Flying V guitar has been an icon of heavy rock tones and alternative looks.
Not satisfied with letting the six-stringers have all the fun, Gibson USA has configured this rocket-age styling into a mean and meaty package for the bassist in search of a scorching low-end alternative: the Flying V Bass.
With its 30-1/2" scale length, which is still somewhat longer than the conventional guitar, this bass is perfect for players with shorter arms and smaller hands, beginners and students, or those who are more familiar with six-string guitar scale lengths.
But it's also a fully professional instrument for the highest-flying touring or studio musician.
Two of the world's most famous bassists, Paul McCartney and Jack Bruce, played short-scale basses at the most influential points of their careers, and countless others have used them to make legendary rock, pop and blues recordings.
The Flying V Bass brings weighty tones and easy playability to a package styled for the most radical rock that the 21st century has to offer, and suitable for every variety of music.
- Classic Flying V Mahogany body with hi-gloss cherry finish
- Comfortable, slim neck profile
- 30 1/5" scale Baked Maple fingerboard with acrylic dot inlays
- Pair of high-output ceramic Thunderbird Bass pickups in the neck and bridge
- Grover™ "shamrock" key tuners with 20:1 tuning ratio