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Flying V Pro 2016 HP
Supersonic Tones
The Flying V 2016 HP is the modern incarnation of the original icon of heavy metal and the ultimate marriage of Gibson innovation and tradition.
Tuners Quieter, smoother and more precise, the new and improved G FORCE™ offer the best in automated tuning Switch Our new high-tech pickup selector switch is extremely rugged and amazingly quiet Saddles Titanium bridge saddles deliver unprecedented sustain and a bright, clear tone that gets you heard in the mix Pickups Our '57 Classic and BurstBucker 3 humbuckers are among the most powerful rock humbuckers available Neck width A carefully designed wider neck provides added playing surface while retaining a traditional string spacing for a familiar feel Inlays Subtly elegant mother-of-pearl dot inlays lend a touch of class to the Flying V 2016 HP Neck profile Amazingly fast and extremely comfortable, the SlimTaper neck profile has long been a favorite of rock soloists Jack A high-performance multi-contact jack with gold-plated contacts provides faultless signal transfer Neck heel Gibson USA's new fast-access heel allows an easier reach of the highest frets than was ever previously possible Nut An innovative titanium zero-fret nut combines outstanding resonance and sustain with the fastest action imaginable
Wood Species: Mahogany
Pieces: Multi
Density: A-WR, C-EB
Binding: Cream
Average Weight (body only): 3 lbs. 12.8 oz
Materials Used
Glue: Franklin Titebond 50
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect:
Body Contour
Carve: Flat
Wood Species: Mahogany
Pieces: 1
Truss Rod: Flying V
Profile: Slim Taper
Thickness at Fret 1: .800"
Thickness at Fret 12: .850"
Other Materials:
Average Weight: 1 lbs. 2.0 oz
Peg Head
Type: Flying V
Inlay: Blank
Peg Head Binding:
Headstock Angle: 17 degrees
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect: Sculpted access joint
Neck Fit
Joint Angle: 4.0 degrees
Joint Angle Tolerance: 0 deg 0 min 15 sec
Type: Mortise and Tenon
Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50
Gauges Used: Pitch Height Gauge, Alignment Gauge
Style: Zero Style
Material: Titanium
Width: 1.745"
Slots: E: 1.4732 mm / 0.058 inches
A: 1.2192 mm / 0.048 inches
D: 0.9652 mm / 0.038 inches
G: 0.7112 mm / 0.028 inches
B: 0.4826 mm / 0.019 inches

e: 0.3556 mm / 0.014 inches
Wood Species: Rosewood
Pieces: 1
Shade: Dark
Fingerboard Details
Radius: 30.48 cm / 12 "
Frets: 22
Nut/End of Board: 1.745" @ nut, 2.310" @ end of board
Scale: Equal tempered 62.865 cm / 24.75"
Binding: Cream
Side Dots (Color): Black
Fingerboard Inlays
Style: Dot
Material: Mother of Pearl
Dimensions: 0.63246cm / 0.249"
Average Weight: 4.16 oz
Color Code: EB
Surface Texture: Smooth/ Hi Gloss 90 Sheen Lacquer
Filler: Walnut
Sealer: 1-1.5 mils
Top: Ebony #410-B5V-5267
Top Coat: Hi Gloss Lacquer/ 90 Sheen 7-8 mils
Scraped: Fingerboard Sides and Nut
Wine Red
Color Code: WR
Surface Texture: Smooth/ Hi Gloss 90 Sheen Lacquer
Filler: Walnut
Sealer: 1-1.5 mils
Top: Wine Red
Top Coat: Hi Gloss Lacquer/ 90 Sheen 7-8 mils
Scraped: Fingerboard Sides and Nut
Pickups Rhythm Lead
Style: 57 ZB BB 3 ZB
Winds/Coil: Screw side/Slug side: 5250/5250 5500/5750
Material of Wire (gauge): Enamel (42) Enamel (42)
Coil Dimensions (per coil): 6.6294 cm x 1.7272 mm / 2.61" x 0.68" 6.6294 cm x 1.7272 mm / 2.61" x 0.68"
Coil Material: ABS ABS
Coil Winding Process: Machine Wound Machine Wound
Pole Piece Material: Nickel plated steel Nickel plated steel
Pole Piece Position from Nut: 47.3075 cm / 18.625" 59.52998 cm / 23.437 inches
Slug Material: Nickel plated steel Nickel plated steel
Slug Dimensions (diameter x length): 4.7498 mm x 1.24206 cm / 0.187 x 0.489" 4.7498 mm x 1.24206 cm / 0.187 x 0.489"
Magnet Material: Alnico II Alnico II
Magnet Position from Nut:
Magnet Dimensions:
Qfactor: 5.59 2.98
ResistanceDC: 7925 Ohms 8570 Ohms
Resonant Frequency: 2458.16 Hz 2538.93 Hz
Tonal & Resonant Advancements:
Tuning Keys
Style: Grover Green Keys
Material: Zamak
Weight: 31.1845 gm / 1.1oz
Tuning Keys Details
Tuning Ratio: 14:01
Gear Type: Worm
What is allowable turn: Proprietary
Plating specs: Chrome
Part numbers: 430-14139, 430-14140
String Dimensions
E: 1.1684mm / 0.046"
A: 0.9144 mm / 0.036"
D: 0.6604 mm / 0.026"
G: 0.4064mm / 0.016"
B: 0.2794mm / 0.011"
e: 0.2286mm / 0.009"
Style: Tune-o-matic w/ Titanium saddles
Material: Zamak base
Plating Specs: Chrome
Part number: 430-14384
Weight: 72.5748 gm / 2.56 oz
Dimensions of String Slots
E: 1.4732mm / 0.058"
A: 1.2192mm / 0.048"
D: 0.9652mm / 0.038"
G: 0.7112mm / 0.028"
B: 0.4826mm / 0.019''
e: 0.3556mm / 0.014"
Style: Stop Bar
Compensated: No
Material: Zamak
Plating Specs: Chrome
Part number: 430-10135
Weight: 82.21 gm / 2.9 oz.
Output Jack
Style: HP 1/4" mono gold plated positive contact
Strap Buttons
Material: Aluminum
Plating Specs: None
Part numbers: 430-19160 / 430-19160E
Weight: 4.0 gm / 0.14 oz.
Truss Rod Cover
Style: White, hot stamped gold "Gibson"
Part Number: 430-19014
Style: None
Part Number: Amber top hat knobs
Dial Pointers
Yes/No: 430-19778
Control Plate(s) (Backplate Cover)
Style: Yes
Part Number:
Trim Rings
Style: Cream humbucker Low/High
Part Number: 430-13894 / 430-13893
Style: HP Gibson Hardshell
Color: Black
Strap Locks: None
Tools: Truss rod wrench
2.5mm adjustment wrench, Polishing cloth
Manual: Yes
COA/Other: N/A
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