Gibson has announced a pair of Jimi Hendrix signature models, the 1969 Flying V in Aged Ebony and the 1967 SG Custom in Aged Polaris White. The guitars, which have been aged by Gibson Custom, recreate instruments used by Hendrix at two iconic shows.
In 1969, Hendrix custom-ordered a left-handed Gibson Flying V directly from Gibson. He used it during the Band of Gypsys era, including his 1970 performance at the Isle of Wight Festival.
Just 125 right-handed and 25 left-handed Flying Vs will be made as a part of this special run of guitars. The guitar’s Certificate of Authenticity includes an image of Hendrix performing at the Isle of Wight with the Flying V.
On September 9, 1969, for his second appearance on “The Dick Cavett Show,” Hendrix played a right-handed 1967 Gibson SG. The new limited edition of Hendrix’s 1967 SG Custom in Aged Polaris White accurately replicates the exact guitar Hendrix performs on the show.
150 right-handed SGs will be made, complete with a Long Maestro Vibrola, Kluson Waffle Back tuners, and ’68 Custom buckers.
The guitar’s Certificate of Authenticity includes an image of Hendrix performing on The Dick Cavett Show with the SG.
These guitars are priced at $9,999 and they are coming with archival prints of Hendrix signed by engineer and producer Eddie Kramer. For more info, head over to Gibson.