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NGD 2016 Gibson LTD Ed. Flying V Trans Amber

#1 User is offline   Megafrog 

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Posted 28 February 2017 - 08:25 PM

I took the plunge and bought a new 2016 Flying V Ltd Edition in the Trans Amber finish and my thoughts are not very positive. My guitar has a major grounding issue when playing through my Bugera 333 XL. I have verified it is not the cord by connecting other guitars to the same amp with the same cord then plugging this one back in. Anyhow, I am glad I bought it new because I am sending it back and exchanging it for another. Since I can't really speak too much on how one of these sounds through an amp, I can at least talk fit and finish and provide some pics.

The guitar's finish looks like the back side of a 2017 Gibson Les Paul Tribute T. It is a beautiful piece of wood with a slightly better than satin finish on the body. The neck feels about identical to my 2017 Tribute which is somewhat of a let down compared to my 2016 and 2017 Flying Vs. The guitar has coil tapping which is a very nice, unadvertised bonus. Overall, I am looking forward to getting the replacement and giving it a spin. I am a big V fan and want to give this a fair shot.

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Posted 04 March 2017 - 09:32 AM

It is a nice color. Too bad it has ground issues. Is it me or does the body look smaller than the average V?
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Posted 04 March 2017 - 11:40 AM

View Postbigtim, on 04 March 2017 - 09:32 AM, said:

It is a nice color. Too bad it has ground issues. Is it me or does the body look smaller than the average V?



That is what I thought. It looks like a Baby V.
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Posted 05 March 2017 - 12:19 AM

It is a full size V, I took the picture at a weird angle. It is the same size as my 2016 T and my 2017 T flying Vs but it does weigh a bit less. When I get it back, I will get some better pictures up and maybe a video.
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Posted 18 March 2017 - 11:06 PM

Got my V back today. The guitar's jack was soldered backwards. The repair guy was floored that Gibson would do that.
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Posted 18 March 2017 - 11:09 PM

This guitar is a metal beast now. I can't say enough positive about the sound on it now that the soldering issue is resolved and the setup is spot on. Now I am a happy camper.
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Posted 19 March 2017 - 09:18 AM

Good and great news. Now post a pic of it in its full glory please. I would like to see the full body in a pic. I think the finish and wood looks great
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Posted 21 March 2017 - 04:29 PM

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 04:39 PM

Nice and clean!!! Love the color of natural wood too!
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