#1
I am looking for a fairly good yet affordable flying V, since it's the body i like the most xD

I want it to have a nice tone and at least 2 pickups because I use the neck pickup a lot.

What would you recommend? c:
thanks

EDIT: What would you say about this guitar? It's only 49 bucks more than my current budget is, and I think it covers what I'm looking for.
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Schecter-Guitar-Research-Damien-V1-FR-Electric-Guitar?sku=520224
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#2
budget?

does it have to be a gibson-style flying v or are you open to anything v-shaped?

what's your current gear?
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#3
What kind of music do you play? If you're into metal, go with a Jackson V or Rhoads
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#5
I saw on musciansfriend that the LTD V-200 is on sale and is somewhat cheap I don't remember how much though.
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#6
What amp and budget will help but I would recommend the reverend volcano as it's a great instrument and versitile.
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#7
If you're on a budget, Dean sells a V for like $215, I got the explorer type dean and its awesome. The V has the same pickups so I'm pretty sure its just as good.
#8
holy shit sorry for taking so long >_> got a bit distracted

My current gear is an epiphone SG, I play metal mostly, my amp is a peavey rage 158, and my budget is of 400 bucks. >_>''
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#9
I believe there is a Douglas Rhoads looking V on Rondo's for like $100
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#10
Shecter Damien you could get new for 400 or less. and used for 200+

Body Style: "V"
Body: Basswood
Neck: Bolt-on maple
Scale length: 25.5"
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Nut: Graph Tech Tusq
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I have similar pickups in my Ibanez RG, they are great pickups for the
pricerange. But you will want to invest on a serious guitar later on.

My honest opinion if you want to play metal is to save up until you can throw 7-800
on a guitar with true emg or duncan blackout pickups.

Shecter Hellraiser V-1 would give you all the metal tone you want and it plays
fast and slick.

The jackson V's are nice but the cheaper ones are kinda trashy. Same with Dean
and Epiphone.
#11
might be worth considering putting that money into an amp, instead of a guitar. You're unlikely to get that much better than your epi, i'd have thought, with $400, and your amp is the obvious weak link there. i mean, i think you can get a valveking for around $400, there's also the randall rg50tc, etc. etc. save a little more and the new peavey 6505 1x12 combo is in range, too, assuming it sounds as good as the MIA ones.

EDIT: which SG is it? I'm assuming you mean the sg400, but if it's one of the really cheap bolt-on ones, then what i said about "not being able to get much better for $400" probably isn't right, and it might make more sense splitting the budget and getting something like a roland cube 30x and putting the rest into a guitar.
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#12
You could look into the $400 B.C. Rich Kerry king v
a jackson king v
or a Randy rhoads V
don't remember exact prices besides the bc rich but I'm pretty sure if you get the right modem, they'll be under or at $400
#13
If you get a little more you could probably find a used Schecter Hellraiser V on Ebay for under $500. They're amazing but they dont hold value well. If nothing else, look into an LTD V. They're pretty nice.
#14
With an extra 200 you can get the RR24M it has one EMG but the original cost is like 1200
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If you're on a budget, Dean sells a V for like $215, I got the explorer type dean and its awesome. The V has the same pickups so I'm pretty sure its just as good.

Low end deans= lower than dirt/worse than shit

I would recommend a Jackson Randy Rhoads (see sig), Jackson King V, or LTD V-insert number here.
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#17
Browse Ebay for a used Gibson V. The Faded series sells for about $400 used which is right in your ball park. And the Faded V's share the same body and components as the Standard. They just don't have the clear coat and the hardshell case
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#18
Hate to sound like a preacher / broken record here. Either Jackson Rhoads V, they make a few affordable ones, or an Agile. The Reaper Standard runs for $340.
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You could find a used Kramer Vanguard from the 80s, or the Focus version of it. Those can be pretty fairly priced.
#20
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As much as I hate Deans I have to disagree, when my budget was $200 that was probably the best decision I made. Probably the worst decision is when I sold it.
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#22
they do have some V's on rondo for real cheap...
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#23
Jackson is always the best bet for V's. Schecter V1 Classic with duncans is really cool as well.
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I think the schecter sounds good.


what epi do you currently have? I mean, jeez, I'm trying to help here.
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#25
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what epi do you currently have? I mean, jeez, I'm trying to help here.

yeah, seriously, TS. Which SG is it?
G-400? G-310? SG Special?

G-400's can do metal easy with a pickup change.
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#27
For V's, I'd look at the Jackson King V line. But that one looks decent for the criteria you have.
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For V's, I'd look at the Jackson King V line. But that one looks decent for the criteria you have.


I agree. Maybe a JS30KV (no floyd rose, and you'll need a pup swap) or a JS30RR (floyd rose, but still you'll need a pup swap)