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Pre-Owned Gibson Custom Shop Benchmark Collection 2013 Limited Run Flying V Gold Top

Pre-Owned Gibson Custom Shop Benchmark Collection 2013 Limited Run Flying V Gold Top


Rainbow Guitars has now teamed up with the Gibson Custom Shop to bring you some of the finest guitars ever produced. These instruments with its flawless craftsmanship and new and innovative details were helped developed by us at Rainbow Guitars. With our 40 years of experience selling, playing and recording with Gibson guitars we have recently joined with the Gibson Benchmark dealers to share our ideas and expertise. These new Gibson Explorers are truly beyond compare and can only be found at a handful of very select dealers in the USA and Rainbow is very proud to be one.

We started by attempting to get the pickups to closely resemble the tone of what some of our favorite 1958-1960 "PAF" guitars sound like now. By under winding Gibson's new Custom Bucker pickup to a specified spec and comparing it to other guitars with original "PAF" pickups Gibson has brought back the clarity and sweet high end that everyone has been searching for. The guitar's body is based on a 1958 Flying V body shape and combined with a maple top, creme binding and trapazoid fingerboard inlays this starts to morph into a '58 Flying V Les Paul Standard.

Serial # CS 301896 

Weight 6lbs 8oz.

Model Year 2013

What is a Gibson Custom Benchmark dealer, you ask? There is now a very small and exclusive group of authorized Gibson Custom dealers that happen to be experts in the field of Gibson Custom and vintage guitars. Collectively, we represent over 150 years of combined experience in the vintage and rare Gibson guitar market. We collaborate with the Gibson Custom crafts people to produce distinct and rare limited edition guitars like you see here. Rainbow Guitars is proud to be one of these rare dealers. Gibson Custom recognizes the Benchmark dealers as a unique and valuable resource by inviting us into the design process, where Gibson relies on our hands-on experience to help them create exceptional guitars based on our many years of holding and playing some of the most rare and desirable Gibsons in their long history as a company.

As a Benchmark dealer, we have direct access to the Gibson Custom factory and builders, and we hand select materials and instruments to insure the highest standards of quality. As a result, we offer a complete Gibson fan experience through a wide selection of Gibson Custom product, unsurpassed expertise and service that extends above and beyond the ordinary. These instruments are part of very limited runs that are not available outside the Benchmark circle.

Pre-Owned Gibson Custom Shop Benchmark Collection 2013 Limited Run Flying V Gold Top Features:

  • Goldtop Finish
  • Maple Top
  • Mahogany Body
  • Mahogany Neck 
  • One-Piece Rosewood Fretboard
  • Trapezoid Inlays  
  • 24 ¾" Scale Length
  • 1-11/16" Nut Width
  • 2 Volume, 1 Tone, 3-Way Switch
  • ABR-1 Bridge
  • Stopbar Tailpiece
  • Under-Wound Custom Bucker Pickups
  • Kluson Tuners
  • Nickel Hardware


  • Gibson Custom Shop Hard Shell Case
  • Certificate of Authenticity

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What is Pre-Owned?

This Pre-Owned item is a recent purchase that we have received back on trade and is in excellent original condition. We have gone over this product thoroughly in order to ensure it's integrity. Here is a chance to save.