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Flying V, Explorer, Firebird

An Odd-Shaped History of Gibson's Weird Electric Guitars
by Tony Bacon
Hal Leonard Corp

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Pub Date:2011
Format: Paperback with bw & color illus.
Pages: 142 pp.
Size: 8.50 x 11.00 inches

ISBN: 9781617130083
TB Code: 1405079
Availability: 610 in stock

Until the launch of the Flying V and Explorer in 1958, electric guitars were supposed to look like...guitars. Suddenly, Gibson turned conventional design upside down, almost literally, by using straight lines and angular body shapes, changing the way electrics could look and, in the process, creating a set of rare future collectables. Flying V, Explorer, Firebird tells the story of those first peculiar instruments and goes on to describe Gibson's second attempt at nonstandard designs with the Firebird of the early '60s.