In 1958, Gibson introduced, and shipped only 19 Explorers and 81 Flying V’s. With their space-age, futuristic designs that were ahead of their time, the instantly recognisable guitars are now highly-collectible cultural icons. After three years in development, the Gibson Custom Shop is proud to release these rare and desirable guitars re-created by the luthiers in same limited-edition numbers for the exclusive Collector’s Edition 1958 Flying V and Explorer.
Made with Korina and Brazilian Rosewood, every one of these Collector’s Edition Flying V and Explorer’s vintage features have been re-created through 3-D scanning technology right down to the historically accurate brown cases which feature a stunning period-correct plush pink inside, and brown leather outside which complement striking golden-brown color of the Korina wood finish. The pink and brown Flying V and Explorerreplica cases also include a vintage-style cable, strap, guitar picks, and a historically–legitimate pennant of the era.