I Love Flying V-ees

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  1. GuitarIV

    GuitarIV Well-Known Member

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    Behold my 2 babies:

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    I know peoples opinions on the Flying V are probably as bipolar as it can get, but say what you will, they have a few advantages I found that I absolutely adore about em.


    The Rhoads Elite on the left side was my first proper venture into the realm of pointy guitars (if you ignore my first electric, a Silvertone Apocalypse Paul Stanley Signature) and it was awkward at first to get used to it, especially sitting down. Classical position is a must and a footstool helps to position the guitar right. But once you get used to it...


    You get awarded with a ridiculous amount of upper fret access. Nothing in your way, blocking you from reaching that last fret.

    Classical position is super comfortable for your hands once you get used to it. I have no troubles both riffing and soloing, no matter if sitting down or standing up.

    Strap height. You can hang the guitar lower, yet still have it close enough to find the proper middle ground between playing with ease and not looking like a dork. It's just the way the strappins are positioned.

    It looks badass. Seriously, I know some people hate em but come on Albert King was playing the Blues on a V. I need a Gibson V in my life (and I will have one sooner or later) so I can go on stage, blast some Metallica one moment and then back off and do some sweet sweet blues the next. :D


    I love my twins. I named them Eleanor and Emily. They are super lightweight, fast, they scream. Just like with kids I can't pick which one I like more haha


    Share your love (or hate) for the Flying V and most importantly: pics or it didn't happen :D
     
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    justinrhoads80 Well-Known Member

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    GuitarIV Well-Known Member

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    That's exactly what I meant. No matter if blues or metal, the V has you covered. Love those in depth videos with Bonamassa, the one on the Skinnerburst is also sweet :)
     
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    I still want a Grace Potter V for some dumb reason.
     
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    Friggin sweet! I'd take the one leaned against the barrel in a heartbeat :drool:
     
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    AlvisX Well-Known Member

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    That one ended up gettin sold from the stage about 6 yrs ago.
    The cherry one with the p-90s is probably my favorite V....a downright tone MACHINE
     
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    He gave me my first Flying V lesson.
    He taught me that heavy gauge strings (telephone poles) created "the proper blues tone."
    And this guy: used a wound G string.
    This Guy: was cool.

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    I saw that guy the 1st time when I was 15 .He was playin that Dan Erlewine V

    Would you believe Steven Seagal , Deputy Sheriff owns Albert's Korina now........? I touched the case ,but didn't get to play it .
    I used to get to hang out with Little Milton now n then . He was Albert's 2nd guitar player way back when . He said Albert bought 2 Korina V's ,one for himself n one for Milton .
    Unfortunately ,Milton's was stolen on the road ......
     
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    ampmadscientist Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I was about 16 the first time I saw him.
     
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    Albert King was a badass.
     
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    I have a Jackson RRXT that I just love. It is the easiest of my guitars to learn on since it fits great in my wheelchair.

    I was looking at the Jackson RR Pro but I am not sure if it is in the budget as I have a few other things to purchase first.
     
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    His guitar was made out of industrial laminates, and several other unusual materials. I have never seen a guitar made like that.
     
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    That's the Dan Erlewine V, the one he had when I saw him in '79
    The last couple of times I saw him he had a custom red V with a regular pointy headstock . They got it with a pair of overalls in a case at the Memphis Hard Rock
     
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    Flying V fan here too...
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    Got an Aria Pro II lawsuit Flying V with Fishman Fluence Moderns. Such a killer guitar.
     
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    watched this video a million times, he borrowed this V i believe and then bought 'Amos' straight after

     
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    I'd like to have one too.

     
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