Gibson Honors the Legacy of Jimi Hendrix with Two New Guitars: 1969 Flying V and 1967 SG Custom


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The Gibson Custom Shop has been hard at work with a special project honoring the late, great and influential Jimi Hendrix — and on Tuesday, two brand new signature series guitars were officially unveiled.

What makes the 1969 Flying V and 1967 SG Custom particularly relevant to the career and legacy of Hendrix is the specific moments in which he played them over the course of his prolific but short career.

Here’s a video announcement:

More on each guitar, per a news release:

In 1969, Hendrix custom-ordered a left-handed Gibson Flying V directly from Gibson. Used during the Band of Gypsys era, the following year Hendrix’s Gibson Flying V was made forever famous during his performance at the Isle of Wight Festival at Afton Downs on August 31, 1970.

The new Flying V is being produced in extremely limited quantities. Per a news release:

Only 125 right-handed Flying V guitars and 25 left-handed versions will be created as part of a very special run of guitars, hand-made by the expert luthiers and craftspeople of the Gibson Custom Shop in Nashville, TN. Gibson Custom Shop is the pinnacle of craftsmanship, quality, and sound excellence with each instrument celebrating Gibson’s legacy through historical accuracy and attention to detail. The Certificate of Authenticity for the Jimi Hendrix™ 1969 Flying V in Aged Ebony features an image of Jimi performing at the Isle Of Wight with the guitar.

As for the 1967 Gibson SG:

On September 9, 1969, for his second appearance on “The Dick Cavett Show” Hendrix played a right-handed 1967 Gibson SG (strung lefty) for a medley of “Izabella” and “Machine Gun.” The new limited edition Jimi Hendrix™ 1967 SG Custom in Aged Polaris White accurately replicates the exact guitar Hendrix performs on the show. The SG Custom features a Murphy Lab Aged Polaris White finish and is one of only 150 models created as part of this run, hand-made by the expert luthiers and craftspeople of the Gibson Custom Shop. The Certificate of Authenticity for the Jimi Hendrix™ 1967 SG Custom in Aged Polaris White features an image of Jimi performing on “The Dick Cavett Show” with the SG guitar.

If these sorts of impeccably crafted guitars are of interest — and affordability — to you, peruse the following links. Be warned, however, their price tag runs $9,999:

Jimi Hendrix™ 1969 Flying V (Left-Handed), Aged Ebony https://bit.ly/3nroMrU
Jimi Hendrix™ 1969 Flying V, Aged Ebony
https://bit.ly/35CriFB
Jimi Hendrix™ 1967 SG Custom, Aged Polaris White
https://bit.ly/3lEO19D


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