From Hendrix’s Woodstock Strat to Kurt Cobain’s Jaguar, the EMP Museum houses some of the most iconic and rare vintage guitars in the world.
1957 Gibson Flying V Prototype
To bring a modern twist to their electric guitar lineup, Gibson introduced the radical Flying V in 1957. The initial run of the instrument proved to be a flop, and only 50 guitars are thought to exist. This prototype was sent to the Geib Case Company in order to craft a new case design to accommodate the odd shape of the guitar.