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What’s so great about the Flying V?

Discussion in 'Other Guitar Discussion' started by Yaralag, Nov 29, 2017.

  1. sam_in_cali

    sam_in_cali Scream for me Strat-Talk! Strat-Talk Supporter

    Feb 21, 2014
    Santa Maria, CA

  2. Strats4me

    Strats4me Senior Stratmaster

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    Man, all this "V" talk making me GAS real bad.....Wolf Hoffman would approve!
     
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  3. Strats4me

    Strats4me Senior Stratmaster

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    Ssssswwwwweeeeeet!
     
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  4. Robins

    Robins Dr. von Loudster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Dec 22, 2010
    Germany
    Of course Wolf Hoffmann still has his beloved Gibson Flying V and he still loves it to the end of time - he knows why.
    This is maybe one of the best arguments playing a Flying V - in my opinion but Wolf is one of my biggest idols and he is one hell of a guy ( beste Grüße Wolf \m/ )
    Here´s the man himself playing that great song.



    Life is good,
    Robin
     

  5. Count Glockula®

    Count Glockula® Strat-Talker

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    Original look and other famous guys that play...Jimi, Hendrix and Lenny Kravitz. It could be the looking cool factor.

    But also, you have the flying V variants like Randy Rhoad. I love RR.

    I agree on playing one sitting down, I hate it when it slips off.
     

  6. Robins

    Robins Dr. von Loudster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Dec 22, 2010
    Germany
    Here´s my knock off sitting in a bunch of his Vs xD
    Yeah, it is good old Rudolf Schenker. He was way more than that these days (about 120 last time counting them all).




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    All the best,
    Robin
     

  7. Cerb

    Cerb Senior Stratmaster

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    Jan 22, 2016
    Sweden
    And Michael

     
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  8. Dadocaster

    Dadocaster Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    He is wearing silly boots.
     
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  9. Robins

    Robins Dr. von Loudster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Dec 22, 2010
    Germany
    It is a family thing xD

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    Many don´t know that Michael and Rudolf have a sister called Barbara, also a musician (guitar) and singer. Not that famous though
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    All the best,
    Robin
     
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  10. Dadocaster

    Dadocaster Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    No way for her to get famous what with them taking her boots all the time.
     
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  11. wmachine

    wmachine Strat-Talker

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    Ohio
    Good to know, I'll have to add that to my list.

    Not mentioned outright, but alluded to: It is iconic.
    I want a guitar that has some history. I want what I couldn't get in the '60s. That's just me. So that is a Gibson. That's a Les Paul. That's an ES-335. And yes, that's a Flying V. I just recently added one to my group, and it lives up to my higher expectations.
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  12. Lonn

    Lonn Administrator Staff Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jul 6, 2014
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    I've had a few Dean Vs but could only play them standing up. Sitting down using that "between the legs" stance was incredibly awkward and uncomfortable.
     
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  13. Mississippi_Kid

    Mississippi_Kid Senior Stratmaster

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    I could never look this cool.
     
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  14. carver

    carver The East Coast Strangler Strat-Talk Supporter

    well, for one they can fly, says so right in the name
     

  15. Vjerilood

    Vjerilood Strat-O-Master

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    I played a Dean V and I don’t see how it’s possible to play one of those with the upper wing rising up in your way like that.
     
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  16. Nate D

    Nate D Senior Stratmaster

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    Apr 2, 2016
    Ohio
    Odd that he was from Indiana just outside Cincinnati. :)

    Great tune. Thanks for sharing.
     
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  17. Jack Frost

    Jack Frost Strat-Talker

    What really annoys me about the Gibson Flying V is how roundy the ends and headstock are. If you're going to make it V-shaped, make it more pointy! I dislike the weird pickguard shape too. I like V's by other manufacturers more.
     
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  18. Believer7713

    Believer7713 Senior Stratmaster

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    Dec 27, 2016
    US
    To answer the question in the OP...In a word>>>EVERYTHING!!!
     
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  19. anderz

    anderz Strat-O-Master

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    May 4, 2014
    Denmark
    I dig the Jackson Rhoads shape and my custom is a identical version of Randy Rhoads last Jackson Rhoads which he got 3 months before he died.

    I had a Ibanez Racket Roll V in sunburst and then a Explorer but never a Gibson V though.
     

  20. Silverman

    Silverman Strat-Talker

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    Feb 28, 2016
    Evanston
    If the made a 3/4 size v, I might be into it