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Posted: 8/27/2004 6:07:21 PM EST
I have a 1981 Gibson Flying V that is in the shop getting refinished
in flat black. I have all my black hardware found and black anodized pickguard.
Everything is black except the truss rod cover. I know I can get one cut for me, but I want
the Black arrowhead with silver Gibson logo truss rod cover from the Gibson Gothic V.
It would be the perfect finishing touch to my custom Gibson.
Gibson Service is no help with the parts restructure they are doing right now.
I have already spoken with or checked online with the folks here with no luck:

Classic Ax: 1-800-254-8058 www.classicax.com (Nashville TN) *
Valley Arts 615-244-0252 ext. 5111 and 5112
Koz Axe Guitars: 1-800-814-0432 www.kozaxs.com (California)
Stewart-McDonald: 1-800-848-2273 www.stewmac.com (Ohio) *
All Parts: 1-800-327-8942 www.allparts.com (Houston, TX) *
Parts is Parts 1-800-590-0014 www.guitar-parts.com (Vermont)
WD Music 941-337-7575 sales@wdmusicproducts.com Ft Myers, FL
First Quality Instruments 1-800-635-2021 www.fqms.com (KY)

It's frustraiting that my "stealth" V is getting halted by a freaking truss rod cover.
If anyone has or can lead me to a Gibson Gothic Flying V truss rod cover, black w/ silver logo
it would be greatly appreciated.
Oh, I also tried on www.mimf.com.

~ s0ulzer0
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 1:19:47 PM EST
um... throw that peice of shit away and by a Martin.
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 1:24:03 PM EST
Tried ebay? You can get a steering colum for a 88 F-150 there so a guitar part ought to be easy.
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 1:25:33 PM EST
GIBSON??? What a piece of shit!! Get a Hondo!!!

What is wrong with the truss rod cover you have now?
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 5:39:23 PM EST
I'm on it . Give me a few days .

Link Posted: 8/28/2004 5:42:13 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 6:05:50 PM EST

Originally Posted By 1Andy2:
um... throw that peice of shit away and by a Martin.



Ah huh. Sure will...hippy.
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 6:09:22 PM EST

Originally Posted By DrFrige:
What is wrong with the truss rod cover you have now?



It's white with gold logo. I'm doing the whole guitar in a flat black, so no white.
I want the one they put out on the gothic series, black with silver logo.
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 6:13:31 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/28/2004 6:14:26 PM EST by s0ulzer0]

I looked all over today as a personal project, but no dice.

I was able to find all kinds of custom truss rod covers, but no "Gothic Flying V" truss rod covers.

Get a machinist to make you one. It would be cheaper.



Yeah, I know. Already had it lined up, but wanted the silver Gibson logo on it.
The big custom pickguard places won't do any Gibson logos. I've got a local guy who can do the
truss cover but it will be blank. I wanted this to stay a Gibson part. It looks like I'll
have to deal with a blank until I come across one.
Thanks for looking kpel308!

~ s0ulzer0
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 6:15:37 PM EST
I have a black truss rod cover for a Flying V. It does however have the vertical engraved type 'Gibson' with white paint in the letters. You could get one of those and redo the color in the lettering any shade you like.
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 6:19:24 PM EST

Originally Posted By Pangea:
Tried ebay? You can get a steering colum for a 88 F-150 there so a guitar part ought to be easy.



Yes, I buy/sell ebay almost daily. No such luck unless I want the whole used guitar.
I'm not going to spend $600-$800 on a $10 truss rod cover.
The gothic line was a short run that was discontinued about 2 years ago, so it makes it tough.
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 6:21:01 PM EST

Originally Posted By triburst1:
I have a black truss rod cover for a Flying V. It does however have the vertical engraved type 'Gibson' with white paint in the letters. You could get one of those and redo the color in the lettering any shade you like.


Is it the large arrowhead like on the 1962 reissue or 1975-1982 V???
I'll do black with white letters! Got a pic?
I will IM you!
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 6:25:09 PM EST

Originally Posted By Kodiak-AK:
I'm on it . Give me a few days .




Thanks!

~ s0ulzer0
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 6:33:32 PM EST

Originally Posted By s0ulzer0:

Originally Posted By Kodiak-AK:
I'm on it . Give me a few days .




Thanks!

~ s0ulzer0


Another option is I have a friend who will make any logo I ask . The only problem is it will be a sticker type . We are working on a Fibson logo right now for a LP copy I have , and he already did a Fucker logo for another guy .
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 6:48:08 PM EST

Originally Posted By Kodiak-AK:

Originally Posted By s0ulzer0:

Originally Posted By Kodiak-AK:
I'm on it . Give me a few days .




Thanks!

~ s0ulzer0


Another option is I have a friend who will make any logo I ask . The only problem is it will be a sticker type . We are working on a Fibson logo right now for a LP copy I have , and he already did a Fucker logo for another guy .



LOL! That's cool! I don't really want to go that route tho., thanks!
I think I will just use a blank and keep the search on. Maybe after Gibson completes its
parts revamp, I can get it from them.
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 6:52:52 PM EST
So far the best sugestion I have gotten is....

A trip to Guitar Center with a small screwdriver....

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