Gibson had the idea to create a
V design : the "V2" Unfortunately due to their high price
and esthetics, these guitars weren't as popular as the "standard" V.
The first batches were produced using V shaped pickups giving the
guitar a thinner single coil low output.
First batches were in Natural finishes (Sandwich type mahogany and ash
Subsequenly several custom colors such as candy apple red, silverburst,
"sparkling" bahama blue, black, sparkly black, sunbursts, etc.
A few batches down the line (approx end of 81 & 82), while facing
little sales success, Gibson tried to sell the leftovers by fitting V"s
with standard humbucker pickups. Those guitars do not have pickguards.
Thanks to Chris for his
1979 Flying V 2. Completely
This 1982 V2
have been refinished and had the pickups changed. S/N # 81162028