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Richie Faulkner Flying V Custom




A New Elegant Weapon for an Incendiary Metal Guitarist

Gibson Custom Shop is the pinnacle of craftsmanship, quality, and sound excellence. Each instrument celebrates Gibson’s legacy through accuracy, authenticity, and attention to detail.

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 Flo . . .

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Body Style

Flying V

Body Shape

Flying V

Body Material

One-Piece Mahogany


Multi-ply Top, Back, and Headstock, Single-ply Fretboard

Body Finish

Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer


Richie Faulkner Profile

Scale Length

628.65 mm / 24.75 in

Fingerboard Material


Fingerboard Radius

304.8 mm / 12 in

Fret Count



Medium Jumbo

Nut Material

Floyd Rose Locking Nut

Nut Width

41.275 mm / 1.625 in


Mother of Pearl; Blocks with 12th Fret Falcon


Glued In, Set Neck; Hide Glue Fit




Floyd Rose

Tuning Machines

Grover with Kidney Buttons


Faulkner Custom Full-Face; White

Truss Rod


Truss Rod Cover


Control Knobs

Black Speed

Switch Tip


Jack Plate Cover

Chrome Square

Control Covers

Faulkner V

Strap Buttons

2 – Aluminum

Mounting Rings


Neck Pickup

Richie Faulkner Signature EMG Set

Bridge Pickup

Richie Faulkner Signature EMG Set


Master Volume

Pickup Selector

Switchcraft 3-way Toggle

Output Jack

1/4″ Switchcraft

Strings Gauge

.010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046


TKL Faulkner V Hardshell


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

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