I 100% agree I have a Razorback, 2 Stealth Vs and an acoustic.If you want a V for under $1,000 check out the Deans. Absolutely top-notch quality.
I have a Dean V Stealth, and there's not a flaw anywhere to be found. The tuning and intonation is spot on.
There's 2 things I don't like about it, but they are personal-preference things, not design/quality flaws;
Again, these are just personal-preference things; this machine is absolutely perfect, not a flaw anywhere. I highly suggest you take a look at the Deans.
- The Jumbo frets. I have a Gibson SG with Mediums (not Medium-Jumbo, but Mediums) and those are absolutely perfect to me. The Dean has Jumbos, way too big.
- The tailpiece. I rest the heel of my right hand right behind the bridge, and I don't like the feel from the way the strings enter the body. They enter the body at different angles. Look very closely and you'll see.
Mine has the Active EMG's, but they have other models too. Seriously, give them a gander, you'll be 'riffing' in no time.
If the necks straight and frets are good I'd buy it for that,..fast. you see the prices on these lately?I know where I can pick up a cherry red Gibson Flying V for 600 bucks. With a hardshell case. A buddy of mine has it. It's got some knicks and dings but it's a nice sounding guitar. I just may buy it off him one of these days. I've been kicking it around for a while. He even offered to let me borrow it and just play it for a bit.
Balance out the neck weight by putting a Floyd on it....
Brent Hinds is from Mastadon, check them out i think they kick ass.I don't know Who TF these guys are ,but for the longest time there was a Brent Hinds V for sale on New Orleans craigs for about 4 bills . I might should've checked that out ...just because being a lifelong Raider fan , silverburst might have been cool , depending on what the neck was like .
The necks on the "58" style from the late 90s-2000s are great ,perfect width with a good bit of depth
The black one I have , got off craigs for $175