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The Aviator AV27 aluminum-bodied guitar from 660 Guitars

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Back in January, 660 Guitars made a company and product debut at California's Winter NAMM Show with the aluminum-bodied Patriot guitar. Now the Texan guitar builders have officially added a thoroughly modern version of Gibson's iconic Flying V to the American-made guitar line. Meet the Aviator AV27.

Founders Drew Emory and Myke Wilkerson describe their guitars as being warm and resonant with tank-like construction. Like the Patriot, the shapely body of the AV27 has been fashioned from a single block of aircraft-grade aluminum, with a powder-coated finish available in numerous colors. Each of the rear horns is punctuated with parallel cutouts, with a large triangular gap to the front top doubling as a carry handle.

Sitting between the Hipshot USA bridge (though a Kahler tremolo bridge is available as an option) and the 25.5 inch scale carbon fiber and graphite neck are two 16.50K Dimarzio Dominion humbucker pickups with ceramic magnets. These are mounted on "mini rails" to cater for tonal adjustments by the player. The rear plate comes in smoked acrylic black glass as standard, but a red cover can be ordered.

The 7.5 lb (3.4 kg) Aviator AV27 ships with a shock-absorbing RB Aero case and carries a suggested retail price of US$3,400.

Source: 660 Guitars

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