Announced today, Gibson, the iconic American instrument brand, is honoring guitar legend Jimi Hendrix with two new Gibson signature guitars, the Jimi Hendrix™ 1969 Flying V in Aged Ebony and the Jimi Hendrix™ 1967 SG Custom in Aged Polaris White. In celebration of the anniversary of Jimi Hendrix’s birthday (November 27, 1942), Gibson has gathered artists and Hendrix colleagues to launch multiple special events, interviews and performances for an “Inspired By Hendrix” series that will kick off today, November 17 across Gibson’s social pages: Gibson TV, Instagram and Facebook.
In 1969, Hendrix custom-ordered a left-handed Gibson Flying V directly from Gibson. Used during the Band of Gypsys era, the following year Hendrix’s Gibson Flying V was made forever famous during his performance at the Isle of Wight Festival at Afton Downs on August 31, 1970.
The Jimi Hendrix™ 1969 Flying V has been created in both right and left-handed versions and features a Murphy Lab Aged Ebony finish and aged gold hardware. Only 125 right-handed Flying V guitars and 25 left-handed versions will be created as part of a very special run of guitars, hand-made by the expert luthiers and craftspeople of the Gibson Custom Shop in Nashville, TN. Gibson Custom Shop is the pinnacle of craftsmanship, quality, and sound excellence with each instrument celebrating Gibson’s legacy through historical accuracy and attention to detail.
The Certificate of Authenticity for the Jimi Hendrix™ 1969 Flying V in Aged Ebony features an image of Jimi performing at the Isle Of Wight with the guitar. The full packages for the new Jimi Hendrix™ 1967 SG Custom and the 1969 Flying V feature personal touches including official photos of Jimi with the guitars, as well as a collection of anecdotes and personal photographs of Jimi from his collaborator the renowned engineer and producer Eddie Kramer(Jimi Hendrix, the Beatles, Rolling Stones, David Bowie).
Additionally, special guitar cases have been designed that feature interior linings which are inspired by the clothes Jimi Hendrix wore at Isle of Wight (Flying V) and on “The Dick Cavett Show” (Gibson SG).
To shop the collection please visit: https://www.gibson.com/Guitars/Collection/Hendrix.
Source: Gibson Guitars