Gibson Flying V

Posted on: 7th May 2013

Hi Guy,

I refer to our previous correspondence regarding my Besson Aristone Bass and others..

I had a look at the complicated three humbucker electrics in my Flying V today. To my astonishment written inside is Kiss (like 2 sideways zeds) 21/8/83. Please see photos attached. The guitar is 1981, serial no. 81141006.

I am wondering if there is a connection and if that is when the third humbucker was introduced. What do you think?

I recently bought a 1982 Ibanez Blazer Bass in great condition. It plays like a dream.