Gibson USA Announces The Grace Potter Signature Flying V --A fresh twist on classic rock, from artist and guitar--

NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Gibson Guitar Corporation announced today its Gibson USA division has released a new signature Flying V created with Grace Potter.  In the image of the classic second wave of '60s Flying Vs, the Grace Potter Flying V is crafted in solid Grade-A mahogany, a rich, resonant tonewood that has been responsible for many of the finest Gibson electric guitars.

The design has a beautifully-crafted art deco influence highlighted by a custom, hand-painted Lexan pickguard and custom silkscreened detail.  Its unique look, designed by Grace, included a hand-sprayed Nocturnal Brown gloss nitrocellulose top finish and satin natural back, sides on the back and neck for playing comfort and to highlight the beautiful mahogany tonewood.  For pickups, Grace selected Gibson USA's Burstbucker Pros, with their vintage voice to deliver her signature tone.

"I'm thrilled to be working with Gibson on this glorious beast of a Flying V.  I positively reveled in the process of designing and collaborating with the team of guitar wizards at the factory in Nashville. They are true craftspeople. In designing the V, I wanted the guitar to have all the physical and technical elements I look for in a guitar, while also capturing a timeless quality. (I actually pulled the art deco border detail off an old cocktail napkin!) This is a guitar I will be proud to play for the rest of my life. I hope other Gibson lovers will feel the same way," said Potter.

Grace's bluesy, soulful, classic-rock vibe and her ability to powerfully engage an audience is what first attracted Gibson to partnering on a brand new signature model.  Grace has long been a dedicated Flying V player, so creating the new Grace Potter Signature Flying V was a great fit for both Grace and Gibson.

Grace Potter & The Nocturnals' recently released album, The Lion The Beast The Beat debuted at #17 on Billboard's Top 200.  The band is currently on the Brothers of The Sun Tour with Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw.   

Visit www.gracepotter.com and http://www2.gibson.com/Products/Electric-Guitars/Flying-V/Gibson-USA/Grace-Potter-Signature-Flying-V.aspx for more information.

ABOUT GIBSON GUITAR CORP.

Gibson Guitar Corp. is known worldwide for producing classic models in every major style of fretted instrument, including acoustic and electric guitars, mandolins, and banjos. The Gibson Les Paul guitar is the bestselling guitar of all time and bears the moniker of a tribute to the late famed musician of the same name. Collectively, the Gibson Robot Guitar, Gibson Dark Fire, Gibson Dusk Tiger and the Gibson Firebird X represent the biggest advances in electric guitar design in more than 75 years. Through the Gibson Foundation, Gibson Guitar Corp. has become equally known for its philanthropic efforts on behalf of music, education, health and human services. Founded in 1894 in Kalamazoo, MI and headquartered in Nashville, TN since 1984, Gibson Guitar Corp.'s family of brands includes Epiphone, Dobro, Kramer, Steinberger, Tobias, Echoplex, Electar, Flatiron, Slingerland, Valley Arts, Maestro, Oberheim, Baldwin, Sunshine Piano, Take Anywhere Technology, J&C Fischer, Chickering, Hamilton, and Wurlitzer. Visit Gibson's website at  www.gibson.com.  Follow Gibson Guitar at www.twitter.com/gibsonguitar and www.facebook.com/gibsonguitar.

SOURCE Gibson Guitar Corporation



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