In 1958, Gibson introduced, and shipped only 19 Explorers and 81 Flying V’s. With their space-age, futuristic designs that were ahead of their time, these instantly recognisable guitars are highly–collectible cultural icons. Gibson is proud to release a full collection of these rare and desirable guitars, the Gibson Custom Shop 1958 Korina Flying V and Explorer.

The Gibson 1958 Flying V and Explorer project took three years to develop through the magic and artistry of the Gibson Custom Shop team. Made with Korina wood, every one of these Flying V and Explorer’s vintage features has been re-created. By using 3-D scanning technology from multiple Flying V and Explorers–made in 1958–the Gibson Custom Shop has delivered the most authentic and identical clones humanly possible. Each Flying V and Explorer is available with a Black or White pickguard and a includes historically accurate case with a classic brown exterior and plush pink interior.

A limited number of the guitars will be available in Australia by year’s end.

Above (L-R): the Gibson 1958 Korina Explorer and Flying V Reissue with Black pickguard.

Above (L-R): the Gibson 1958 Korina Explorer and Flying V Reissue with White pickguard.

Gibson guitars distributed in Australia by Australis Music Group