#1
today i bought a Gibson Faded Flying V (worn cherry)
i wont have it for another 2 months though because of layby

anyone got one? i played it through a Fender hot rod deluxe and my oh my did it sound sweet. It was also on sale for 800 bucks less than they had it priced originally so i couldnt pass up a deal that sweet.

also to anyone who doesnt own one of these i'd like to hear your opinion on the general v shape. Some people i have asked rekon it screams heavy metal, but i think it looks more suited to classic rock, opinions? (btw where talking about the gibson v here not any jacksons or esps)

im not a huuuggeee fan of v's but the worn cherry finish (not oil), price ($1000 aus for a gibson is fantastic at any level) and sound really influenced my decision.
#2
V's are badass! although i prefer not playing then cus im lazy and sit as i play hahaha, with a V, it doesnt feel right on the leg and arm.
#3
I play my dad's gibson flying v sometimes, and its great. Classic guitar
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#4
I find Vs unnecessarily difficult to play but they're pretty legendary
#5
i love v's, i cannot play anything as well as i can a V...but i think thats coz i was used to playing small classicals in like year 7 between my legs:P, i do have an lp and it is sooo uncomfy to play....they rock :P
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i was used to playing small classicals in like year 7 between my legs:P


Haven't heard anyone calling it that way before.
#7
I love the necks on V's, and the shape.

Once I saw a hot-pink Gibson Flying V. It screamed "80's metal".
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#9
For what it's worth, I've always liked the feel and playability of the Gibson V. I'd take the Faded over a Standard V just because they're both so similar minus cosmetics that I couldn't justify spending the extra cash for the standard V. Plus, I like that satin finish feel. I played a Gibson Les Paul Standard Faded in a local mom and pop shop and I was sold on that finish.

I think the Faded V is one of the best guitars for the money that Gibson offers. Comfy neck, sounds great and it's affordable. What more could you want out of a guitar? Of course opinions are just that, and that was just mine.

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I never felt that the Gibson V screamed metal.

The hot pink finish "screamed 80's metal."

C'mon, you gotta say that you can picture an 80's hair metal band playing on one of these:

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The hot pink finish "screamed 80's metal."

C'mon, you gotta say that you can picture an 80's hair metal band playing on one of these:



Don't forget James Hetfield and countless NWOBHM bands (Accept anyone?)

Even Mustaine's old V design was based on the bigger Gibson style Vs as well as the Dean Vs (minus the Razorback Vs).
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The hot pink finish "screamed 80's metal."

C'mon, you gotta say that you can picture an 80's hair metal band playing on one of these:



That is far from the average Gibson V.
#14
I tried out that epiphone korina V yesterday... It screamed Metallica. I just couldn't help but play a bunch of older Metallica riffs on it. It was awesome.
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#15
I like V's that are not rounded (Jackson, ESP). The other V's are kind of ugly to me.

Though I just do not find Flying V's very comfy to play. That is why I usually prefer off-set V's/
#16
Extremely comfortable when playing while sitting and standing, good access to higher frets, every V except a Gibson-style V is looking great.
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Extremely comfortable when playing while sitting and standing, good access to higher frets, every V except a Gibson-style V is looking great.

I love the Gibson style V's...

The Jackson V's are pretty nice though.
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#18
They're cool. Nothing wrong with them.

I like offset V's (Randy Rhoads style), Schecter V's and then Gibson Flying V's. I'm not a fan of ESP/LTD V's or BC Rich V's.
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Don't forget James Hetfield and countless NWOBHM bands (Accept anyone?)

Even Mustaine's old V design was based on the bigger Gibson style Vs as well as the Dean Vs (minus the Razorback Vs).

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#20
Classical style V's (Gibson style for lack of a better term) are comfortable and enjoyable to play. Newer styled V's are not that comforable in my opinion, just don't feel right to me.
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#21
umm guyz, first of all, did u get the report thingy paper that its real? 1000 bucks aint bad

2nd, no, the gibson one never screamed metal, I think Mustaine used one (at least I saw him play one at Rude Awakening) I think, and its was pretty metal, but also thought its the guitar for classic rock.

3rd, I once tried to play a V (RR style) sitting down, and it was HARD. Are normal Vs just as hard or harder to play sitting down? and has anyone else first felt like I do, and then afterwoods thought its kinda ok not bad...

also, are Vs just the same to play standing up (RR and regular V) than any other shape guitar?
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umm guyz, first of all, did u get the report thingy paper that its real? 1000 bucks aint bad

Do you mean certificate of authenticity?

2nd, no, the gibson one never screamed metal, I think Mustaine used one (at least I saw him play one at Rude Awakening) I think, and its was pretty metal, but also thought its the guitar for classic rock.

No, it wasn't a Gibson. It was Dave Mustaine's signature Jackson

3rd, I once tried to play a V (RR style) sitting down, and it was HARD. Are normal Vs just as hard or harder to play sitting down? and has anyone else first felt like I do, and then afterwoods thought its kinda ok not bad...

You probably should put your leg in between the wings of the V. That would make it a lot easier to play.

also, are Vs just the same to play standing up (RR and regular V) than any other shape guitar?

For the most part, yeah
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I did mean the certificate, just couldnt remember the word in english, Im finnish btw. Finland rocks!

Didnt know about muistaines guitar, it just looked too gibsonish with the rounded ends.

I tried putting my leg between the 'wings' of the V but still, just damn hard, the neck was pointing very high and it was going away from my body aswell making it hard to play, also I had to squeez my legs together to keep it from falling down.
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I did mean the certificate, just couldnt remember the word in english, Im finnish btw. Finland rocks!

Didnt know about muistaines guitar, it just looked too gibsonish with the rounded ends.

I tried putting my leg between the 'wings' of the V but still, just damn hard, the neck was pointing very high and it was going away from my body aswell making it hard to play, also I had to squeez my legs together to keep it from falling down.


That's the classical guitar position, and not a whole lot different to how it rests when you're standing. If you play like that, it encourages you to hold the neck and fret properly.
#27
I have a Gibson Faded V too. Id say it easily beats both Les Paul Customs in terms of comfort and feel. The tone isnt bad, I find the pickups sound alot better when the guitar is tuned down to D standard or drop C. Personally, I think V shapes in general are the most confortable after you get used to em. Its soo much easier to manuver with a V becuase you can also use your legs to move it. THey look badass too!
#28
I got a shred v last Christmas (posted about it in the gibson owner's thread)

It just SCREAMS metal.
#29
I really like Dean VMNT's and Jackson King V's. Dave Mustaine kicks fanny.
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