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  1. Thunderhopkins8

    Thunderhopkins8 Strat-O-Master

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    After seeing and hearing this, how could you not?

     
  2. Thunderhopkins8

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    Do Flying V’s have a distinct tone? While a strat is more in the high end sound and Les Pauls are more in the low end, how would you describe the V or SG?
     
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    79olympicwhite Strat-Talker

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    There was a custom made v for sale in the classified portion of this site l saw a while back that looked killer, just saying
     
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    I’m a lefty lol but thanks for the help
     
  5. Jimi Lightning

    Jimi Lightning Senior Stratmaster

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    Everyone needs a Flying V....it worked for Albert King and his tone is awesome,
    Not to mention Mr Schenker on the rock side of the house.
    V’s do it all.

    :):):)
     
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    79olympicwhite Strat-Talker

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    That sux lol you leftys always get the short end of the stick when it comes to guitars
     
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  7. Thunderhopkins8

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    Yes, we do.
     
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  8. Nadnitram

    Nadnitram Senior Stratmaster

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    Man, you would really get the short end of the stick on this one!

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    As a lefty, I thank goodness every day that I learned to play right-handed. Since my uncle taught me, I learned on his guitars. I never really thought about it until later.
     
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  9. Thunderhopkins8

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    I tried right handed and it didn’t feel comfortable to me.
     
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  10. Namelyguitar

    Namelyguitar Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Flying V?
    You, and the guitar will stand out when playing in public. If you like visual attention, yeah!

    The SG?
    It was originally a redesign of the Les Paul (and took its place) for awhile in the early 1960's. It has several distinct differences for you to consider, the SG being a lightweight makes it well worth your consideration. (Mine weighs 7 lbs., 2 oz.)

    Fret access for those high notes is a big plus, and it certainly looks different from the iconic Les Paul. Many have commented that there's enough similarity or overlap between the SG and Les Paul, that they will stay with their SG for the above reasons.
     
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    ryunker Senior Stratmaster

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    I love my V

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    What’s the SG sound like as opposed to a Les Paul?
     
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    I like his playing but for some reason the look of the V just leaves me cold. I don't hate them on other people but I've never felt the urge to play one, much less own one
     
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    Own one and your journey towards the Dark Side will be complete...
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    Gotta have a V in your collection, here's my 1984 Tokai ;)

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    I have always LOVED the baddassery of the V, but I will admit - with my talent level - I feel like a real dope holding one.

    Plus, I like to sit and play at times and thats not a guitar built for sitting and playing horizontally.
     
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    I love mine....
     

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    How does it compare to the Les Paul?
     
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    I've never tried a left-handed guitar, so I didn't know any different. Same with golf clubs -- if I wanted my dad's hand-me-downs, I had to play righty.
     
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