#1
Does anyone know of a Gibson Flying V model with 24 frets (not including the Jeff Waters Annihilation V) and if it's buyable?
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#3
As far as i'm aware they don't normally make them because the reduced scale on the V's make's it a pain to fit 24 frets and the conventional 2 humbucker set up.
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Haha, I was looking for something a bit more normal really. The V90 is perfect but I can't find anywhere to buy it.
#6
You could look at the Schecter Hellraiser V-1.

It's the closest V I know of that looks like Gibson with 24 frets.

If you're looking for 24 frets, or a standard scale length, I wouldn't ever look to Gibson. They completely fail in those aspects.
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If you're looking for 24 frets, or a standard scale length, I wouldn't ever look to Gibson. They completely fail in those aspects.



Gibson-scaled guitars are easier to play leads on, that little difference between a Fender scale (Standard Scale) and a Gibson makes a difference. And Gibson did make standard scale instruments, check out the link in my sig about ugly Gibsons.

Also it's hard to redesign a guitar to have 24 frets as most instruments don't have the room for such a thing without having a ridiculously long neck
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Gibson-scaled guitars are easier to play leads on, that little difference between a Fender scale (Standard Scale) and a Gibson makes a difference. And Gibson did make standard scale instruments, check out the link in my sig about ugly Gibsons.


That's subjective. I play leads best on 25.5" scales. I play horribly/can't play on 24.75" scales.

I know it makes a difference. For me, it's a ridiculously apparent difference.
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By the way, why isn't the OP inerested in the Jeff Waters V ? Because of the look ? Signature model ? Or just because it's an epiphone ?

I'm just curious since it looks like a pretty good axe to me...
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#12
I remember a friend of mine had a Gibson Flying V90. IMHO it was a pretty cool guitar. Try checking eBay. I heard they pop up there from time to time.

Jeff Waters' epiphone is nice. But it only has one volume and a killswitch(?).
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I would fill in the holes with bits of mahogany in the holy v and refinish it whatever color.
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Dear God, that's hideous.

I hate to agree with this on a V that isn't made by ES guitars(not ESP, these guys are some, like, death metal brand with an intense ego who makes BC Rich Zombies and Beasts look like Les Pauls with their totally illogical, painful-looking guitars...and this is coming from someone who LOVES pointy guitars), but...that is sorta ugly. But...for Gibsons? I don't think there's any more. Schecter makes some very nice Flying Vs(also coming from someone who hates Superstrats, which seems to be 80% of what Schecter makes), and I'd say at least some have 24 frets, if you don't mind looking at them.
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