1979 Gibson Flying V, Pearl Block Inlay, MINT......Very Rare !!!
I bought this incredible mint '79 Block Inlay Flying V in July of 2013. It is the cleanest one I have ever seen and probably the cleanest one on the planet. 1 of only 25. Most were built in December 1979 with a handful in January 1980. Even the case is mint.
1979 Gibson Flying V, Pearl Block Inlay.
I bought this Block Inlay V in September of 2017. As you can see, this one's had the crap played out of it. Lots of scratches and player wear. It also had Schallers at one time but no breaks and no cracks. The price was right so I bought it. Killer tone !
Pictured below: 1979 Gibson Flying V, Pearl Block Inlay. I sold this one in 2013 to buy the mint one shown above.
History: I bought the guitar shown below as brand new in 1980 at Mayfield Music, in Cleveland Ohio. 1 of only 25. The store had three left at the time. I should have bought the other two. All 25 of the 1979 and early 1980 Pearl Block Inlay V's came from this music store. At the time, the owner told his Gibson Rep that he would like 25 white Flying Vs, but with a twist....... He wanted them built with the SG/ES-335 block inlay rosewood fretboard from the era. The result, a super rare, highly desired, killer Flying V. Michael Schenker had two of these beauties "back-in-the-day".
___________________________________________________________________________ The Class of '75
Group picture of my four 1975 Gibson Flying Vs. "The Class of 75". I have had these four 1975 Flying Vs for years. They are all 100% original and totally unmolested.
1975 Gibson Flying V, Sunburst, Near Mint. I got this one in 2007.
1975 Gibson Flying V, White, Mint. I purchased this guitar back in 2000. The original owner had passed away and the family was selling off his estate. What a beauty !!!
1975 Gibson Flying V, Natural, Near Mint. I have the original receipt for this one. I got it in 2006.
1975 Gibson Flying V, Black, Clean. You just don't see many black ones from 1975 that are all original and totally unmolested as this one is. I bought this V from a friend of the family of the original owner. The original owner was a deceased Vietnam Veteran. I got this one in 2002.
1979 Gibson Flying V, Silverburst, Near Mint. Purchased in 2001.