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Discussion in 'Other Guitar Discussion' started by Yaralag, Nov 29, 2017.
I’m proud to be indirectly responsible for getting you excited.
It came through so nicely though!
I have one but I don't play it all that often.
One of my early guitar heroes, Johnny Winter, had one in the early '70s.
It came in handy later on in my "metal years".
Red sunburst 1974 model I think (it has the volute).
I got it used for an attractive price that I couldn't pass up.
As for "what's so great" I'm not even sure.
It plays differently than an SG, at least my SG.
Nearly impossible to play when sitting down.
The guitar is certainly cooler than I am.
It only took a second to find the V Straddle.
oh, but really, when it gets down to it...is anyone as cool as a V?
I forgot to add, my Epi Flying V is my tribute to Albert, but Abnormaltoy’s V is an actual Gibson from the mid-70s.
It probably sits in a very classical position when you do the V straddle.
I find it easy to play- upper fret access is awesome. I actually got one of the jimi Isle of Wight signatures and swapped the guard for a non signed one and out some patent numbers in it. Cool guitar. Very unique tone
If not the Ocarina, I can't imagine what it might be?
For me it's the ability to reach the higher frets effortlessly as well as they just look really cool. Though I have always leaned more toward the offset V bodies than the Gibson style.
I like sharp pointy guitars.
Willie D not only quoted himself, but he did it in 2 different accents.
This place is a hoot !
Super light, easy to play, versatile sounding guitar.......and you instantly look 10 times cooler when you strap one on.
See, this is what I meant. I used to play a V quite often, a friend had one. I liked it, but I'd never buy one.
I'm clumsy, pointy guitars scare me.
Anyone ever get hurt with a pointy guitar?
If so, how does that go over with your health-ins?
O yeah :0)
My white Gibson Flying V is the best playing and sounding guitar I ever had in my hands in 53 years.
The best things of the V are:
1. feather weight
2. Playability - whoever said it doesn´t never played one
3. sound - yes, I know but a V sounds just right
4. Cut through any mix like a blade - perfect balanced sound, that´s why
5. on stage it looks badass
6. on stage you don´t even need a strap and you can always use your right leg to reduce the weight on your shoulders
7. Flying V and a great amp - you know it will sound great no matter where you are playing.
8. It sounds absolutely great no matter if you play Jazz, Country, Blues, Hardrock, Metal, Black Metal - even during the same show
9. Character, character, character - there are so many guitars on the market but the V has the most outstanding character (and the SG I have to admit)
10. I like other guitars but I really love the Flying V
Life is good,
My first electric was a Guild ultra V - never could sit and practice with it, the Kahler trem was problematic on it, and it kind of left me with a bad taste in my mouth towards V's - until I got the chance to play an actual Gibson V.
As Robins said, the playability was excellent, and the tone - good gracious, it was HUGE. I don't know if it's because all of the wood in concentrated back behind the bridge or what, but it was just an absolute wall of thick, massive sound.
Although I pretty much have narrowed my guitar choice to Stratocasters, I've had 5 Gibson Vs in my past. Played them in rock bands in the '70s and '80s. They are the coolest on stage . . . especially the Korinas and the only Gibson electric I could see buying again. (The only other Gibsons being the Everly Brothers acoustic guitars that I used to have).
Actually someday could maybe afford an Epiphone '50s V RI.
That's kind of how I am in real life when I know you well.
What is so great about them?
What is not?