Gibson Custom Shop Limited Edition Richie Faulkner Flying V Custom Pelham Blue 8.2 #RF029

Serial Number: #RF029
Weight: 8 lbs 2 oz

Richie Faulkner is the co-lead guitarist for the legendary metal band Judas Priest and the guitarist for the new metal supergroup Elegant Weapons, which he formed with alums from Rainbow, Pantera, and Judas Priest. A longtime fan of the Gibson Flying V™, the Richie Faulkner Flying V Custom brings Richie’s personal touches to the model, including a one-piece mahogany body with a full-face pickguard, multi-ply binding, a mahogany neck with a custom Richie Faulkner profile, and an ebony fretboard with a mother-of-pearl falcon inlay at the 12th fret. It also has a Floyd Rose® vibrato and Richie’s signature EMG™ pickup set. The electronics are stripped-down, with just a pickup selector switch and a single volume control, giving you everything you need with nothing to get in your way. Only 100 of these ultra-premium Flying V models will be crafted by the luthiers of the Gibson Custom Shop as part of this very special limited run. A hardshell case is also included.

While performing onstage with Judas Priest at the Louder than Life festival (September 26, 2021), Richie suffered a rare aortic aneurysm and complete aortic dissection. Despite having zero history of heart issues, Richie was rushed into open-heart surgery at a nearby hospital, and luckily, he fully recovered and has decided to pay it forward. Richie will be spreading the proceeds from his Flying V Custom to the John Ritter Foundation and the American Heart Association.

Only 100 units built worldwide!

Other features include:

  • Body Style Flying V
  • Body Shape Flying V
  • Body Material One-Piece Mahogany
  • Binding Multi-ply Top, Back, and Headstock, Single-ply Fretboard
  • Body Finish Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Profile Richie Faulkner Profile
  • Scale Length 628.65 mm / 24.75 in
  • Fingerboard Material Ebony
  • Fingerboard Radius 304.8 mm / 12 in
  • Fret Count 22
  • Frets Medium Jumbo
  • Nut Material Floyd Rose Locking Nut
  • Nut Width 41.275 mm / 1.625 in
  • Inlays Mother of Pearl; Blocks with 12th Fret Falcon
  • Joint Glued In, Set Neck; Hide Glue Fit
  • Finish Chrome
  • Bridge Floyd Rose
  • Tuning Machines Grover with Kidney Buttons
  • Pickguard Faulkner Custom Full-Face; White
  • Truss Rod Standard
  • Truss Rod Cover Bell
  • Control Knobs Black Speed
  • Switch Tip White
  • Jack Plate Cover Chrome Square
  • Control Covers Faulkner V
  • Strap Buttons 2 – Aluminum
  • Mounting Rings Black
  • Bridge Pickup Richie Faulkner Signature EMG Set
  • Controls Master Volume
  • Pickup Selector Switchcraft 3-way Toggle
  • Output Jack 1/4″ Switchcraft
  • Strings Gauge .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046
  • Case TKL Faulkner V Hardshell
  • Accessories Certificate of Authenticity, case candy bag with Faulkner-logo sunglasses, a Richie Faulkner Flying V patch, a custom Faulkner-logo pennant, a pick tin with picks, and three enamel pins
  • 8 lbs 2 oz
  • #RF029

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