Gibson 70s Flying V | First Impressions with Sam Plecker

Gibson 70s Flying V | First Impressions with Sam Plecker

The Gibson 70s Flying V solidbody electric guitar delivers the tone and charisma of the original classic. The uncovered ’70s tribute burstbuckers are hand-wired with Orange Drop capacitors, making this Flying V sound as authentic as it looks. The classic white finish with matching headstock, silver reflector knobs and chrome hardware gleam in the stage lights. Double cutaway mahogany solidbody, Slim Taper mahogany neck, and rosewood fingerboard with 22 frets make this a fast, playable guitar built to deliver in any aesthetic. We invited Sam Plecker of Vista Kicks to demo this guitar and share his first impressions.

Learn more about the Gibson 70s Flying V: https://www.guitarcenter.com/Gibson/70s-Flying-V-Solidbody-Electric-Guitar-Classic-White-1500000315576.gc?source=4GOA4LOBA

Keep up with Sam and his band Vista Kicks: https://www.instagram.com/vistakicks

50 Comments

  1. joseph on November 11, 2021 at 10:28 am

    You know you got the wrong guy to play a V when he starts playing fingerstyle lol

  2. Depression Taz on November 11, 2021 at 10:29 am

    That guitar is not for you son! 👍🏻

  3. jacob m on November 11, 2021 at 10:29 am

    I dont know why gibson didn’t pur cream rings, Chrome pickup covers . the style looks like hot rodded 80s v. Not stock 70s v.

  4. Daniel Ochoa on November 11, 2021 at 10:29 am

    Give me a first impression to shred this who tf is Sam Fletcher

  5. Freya2021 on November 11, 2021 at 10:30 am

    True guitar lovers when see this guitar immediately think of the iconic master of Flying V, Michael Schenker. He’s been playing like a God the same V for decades inspiring millions of people around the world…and Gibson did the signature model for his brother, a basic skilled rhythm player like other hundreds in the rock scene… Can’t still believe that, thanks to Dean that payed its respect and since 2004 is making awesome V models for the one and only Michael Schenker (that’s still plaing better than ever by the way ..)

  6. Paul Stephens on November 11, 2021 at 10:31 am

    Y’all are honestly TRIPPIN! These tones aren’t bad! I don’t think many of you know what it actually means to be a MUSICIAN, and not just a wank who endlessly practices sweeps and arpeggios cuz you think thats "good guitar playing". I actually think (although not the conventional flying v playing style) that the riffs hes playing sound dope on the flying v. Theres like an extra warmth to the folk/indie/psychedelic sounds hes playing. Pretty awesome in certain spots if you ask me. Almost sounds like george harrison playing a flying v or something. Pretty sweet

  7. Jake on November 11, 2021 at 10:32 am

    Uuuuuuuh ok?

  8. Ernie Flanagan, Sting Ray Bassman Nashville, TN. on November 11, 2021 at 10:33 am

    Give this kid a break, not all of us can talk or play like you do complainers ( yea ) Y’all make me sick how good of a guitarist are you, just ask yourself that question and you will tell us 100% ( right ) keep doing what you do bro !! forget all the negative comments cause that’s yesterday’s new’s, playing guitar is like learning more and more as you go, Sam don’t ever let anyone put you down my friend keep jamming with your band and alway’s look happy cause your making a living doing something that you love…look forward to next one buddy !!

  9. Aaron008's on November 11, 2021 at 10:33 am

    It’s a 67 actually

  10. Troy Harrell on November 11, 2021 at 10:33 am

    I got mine two weeks ago from a boutique dealer in the Dallas Fort worth area. Nobody has posted non sponsored info. The neck joint and fingerboard is raised like the 70 early 80s. I love my new 70s ivory white flying v. It’s a real deal Gibson not the Indonesia dean.

  11. Kazimierz Kiełkowicz on November 11, 2021 at 10:34 am

    I do appreciate the idea of a real musician doing the demo. Great work!

  12. Kjell Favere on November 11, 2021 at 10:36 am

    Which V do you prefer the Antique Natural of the 70’s V? And is there a lot of difference between the two? Is it worth paying a little more for the 70’s V? I want to buy one but the shops are closed so I can’t compare them.

  13. The Chad Pad on November 11, 2021 at 10:42 am

    Fuck yeah. Good to see some more V love

  14. Parallax View on November 11, 2021 at 10:42 am

    Ouch. I was looking into buying one of these…

  15. diamondbackseye on November 11, 2021 at 10:43 am

    This demo is much better with the volume at zero.

  16. barry3045 on November 11, 2021 at 10:48 am

    Is this supposed to be ironic or ?

  17. Jordan Pratt on November 11, 2021 at 10:49 am

    Everyone is so close minded.V’s are for thrash,and strats are for blues,teles for country.How boring the music you guys create must be.

  18. Rich Luna on November 11, 2021 at 10:50 am

    When you do the jiggly arm because that’s what you do.

  19. latemetal on November 11, 2021 at 10:50 am

    As soon as u click on this vid he sit with the flyinv the wrong way and it ear rape

  20. istván fábián on November 11, 2021 at 10:53 am

    That tone sounds so bad
    If you dont demo a V with heavy metal or thrash metal why are you even demoing in the first place

  21. Tommy Kaira on November 11, 2021 at 10:53 am

    what kind of fart box is that

  22. bennett on November 11, 2021 at 10:56 am

    anyone know what song hes playing at 1:14? or is it just something he came up with on the spot? sorry im new to the guitar world im tryna learn more stuff

  23. Emmanuel Tamayo on November 11, 2021 at 10:56 am

    I love coming back to this video time to time, just to know that someone can make a Flying V sound worse than me.

  24. Metal In Your Head on November 11, 2021 at 10:56 am

    I really like the look of this guitar. Great players like Hetfield and Schenker have rocked these guitars and I want one. But it’s $2,000 as usual. Thanks Gibson.

  25. Skullsparkjoker on November 11, 2021 at 10:58 am

    Demo would have been better with the lights off and the volume at zero

  26. Keiren Dougherty on November 11, 2021 at 11:00 am

    They really get anyone to do demos huh

  27. Phil Frank on November 11, 2021 at 11:02 am

    For me, the original Shape is the best.

  28. James Crider on November 11, 2021 at 11:02 am

    you can always tell when someone isnt a true V player when you see them sit with one. True V players knkw what i mean

  29. Charlie Brown on November 11, 2021 at 11:02 am

    I read
    First impressions with sam’s pecker

  30. MrKittles1123 on November 11, 2021 at 11:04 am

    Not a good demo. As much time was spent talking as playing and what was played did not really add up to a good example of what this guitar can do. Also Gibson should really look at what people are saying about this: it’s not totally period-correct and is therefore somewhat misleading in its description. Also $2000? Wtf? Does anybody recall when they were selling ‘67 reissues in the mid-2000s for like $999? I got the classic white with an ebony fretboard in 2007 and it remains my favorite guitar to this day. An absolute steal at that price and to get some ebony under the nubs for it makes it even sweeter. Now they tack rosewood on them without remorse, change a few features (not really for the better IMO) and ask double the price. 😑

  31. NUMERIUS ATINIUS on November 11, 2021 at 11:04 am

    YES SUPER BORED
    NIRVANA COME AS YOU ARE IS BETTER…..

  32. Seth Maven on November 11, 2021 at 11:05 am

    Cool guitar.
    Good walk through.
    Thanks man, if I can get some discount on price……
    I getting it TODAY!

  33. Quincy D on November 11, 2021 at 11:05 am

    Is it just me or does he look a bit like Paul McCartney

  34. spike007980 on November 11, 2021 at 11:06 am

    This sam guy seems like a genuine man, but man that tone is kinda all over the place. The cleans are nice to listen too.

  35. Kiroshi Elma on November 11, 2021 at 11:08 am

    algun dia te tendre mi amor

  36. Jameson Carter on November 11, 2021 at 11:10 am

    Killer strat

  37. Colin W on November 11, 2021 at 11:10 am

    Are the holes the same size to switch that volume and toggle around?

  38. MONSTER ZERO on November 11, 2021 at 11:10 am

    No Lefty, No Love.

  39. oprah_did_9/11 on November 11, 2021 at 11:12 am

    this dude is a soyboy

  40. nightspirits on November 11, 2021 at 11:12 am

    This guitar is not for you… sorry!

  41. Yelserp Sivle on November 11, 2021 at 11:12 am

    Lol.. and unleash the Gibson Hate Club…

  42. 1sttvbn on November 11, 2021 at 11:16 am

    Had a silver burst ‘79 I traded for a 50 watt Marshall jcm many years ago. Unfortunately I own neither today. But I really wished I’d kept the V. I read those silver burst go for a premium today.

  43. morningstar3188 on November 11, 2021 at 11:16 am

    Ugghhh. Worst tone ever.

  44. Miss Piggy on November 11, 2021 at 11:18 am

    Why can Dean make a guitar with a set neck, grover tuners etc and sell it for $500 but Gibson feels the need to sell their equivalent for $2000. The quality of the Dean is probably better aswell.

  45. XxStarFoxWolfFalcoxX on November 11, 2021 at 11:18 am

    That is my dream guitar I really love Flying V guitars

  46. Daetok on November 11, 2021 at 11:20 am

    Who’s this guy?

  47. Joe Hahn on November 11, 2021 at 11:23 am

    They sound even better when you tune them properly and kill the reverb!!!
    To me that sounded like a kettle of boiling shit!!!

  48. Lachlan Gatti on November 11, 2021 at 11:25 am

    Where is the thrash metal demo
    The soaring leads
    The piercing highs
    And crunchy tight lows

    We all know that this Ferrari didn’t get past 1st gear in the demo

  49. The Oven on November 11, 2021 at 11:25 am

    How dare they not exactly spec and choose a copy paste tone. If only it sounded like a music man through a rack like anyone has

  50. Troy Harrell on November 11, 2021 at 11:26 am

    Wtf

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